On That Note: To the 9’s (part 2) 1979

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  1. MeanDean

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    #1 MeanDean, Jul 9, 2019
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    As previously covered in the heads up post yesterday, this week's OTN is a continuation of the Decades series started last week by @cyclones500. Also a regular posting member of the staff of OTN is @CycloneRulzzz.

    So pick your favorite LP's released in 1979 and give us your reasons or history with the album and post away!

    (Last Week's thread can be found here: https://cyclonefanatic.com/forum/threads/on-that-note-to-the-9’s-part-1-1969-and-’59.248795/

    My first Offering:

    Armed Forces - Elvis Costello and the Attractions

    Probably not his best album. Thematically it just doesn't hold together for me. That said, an average EC album is still pretty great in this period.

    Best Cut is probably - Party Girl. Great Lyrics!



    The 'hit' Accidents Will Happen



    Oliver's Army - "Have you got yourself an occupation" (Occupation as a job, being a soldier? Or occupation as in this Army is Occupying another country?)



    Two Little Hitlers

     
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    I can't relate. Not.





    A live version of song released on the album "I'm the Man" in 1979
     
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    Pink Floyd The Wall





     
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    AC DC Highway to Hell





     
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    Donna Summer Bad Girls





     
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  6. MeanDean

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    Another one in the same sort of realm

    Nick Lowe - Labour of Lust

    Speaking of Elvis Costello he appears on this record along with the Attractions. Of course Mr. Lowe produced EC's first 5 albums so it's not like they weren't spending a lot of time together professionally anyway.

    The Hit: Cruel to be Kind


    Switchboard Susan


    American Squirm


    Without love
     
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    #1A
    The Clash
    London Calling
    Dec. 14, 1979 (in Britain)

    I’m using the UK release date. (Official U.S. release was early 1980)











    The "unlisted track" on the initial release
     
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    #8 MeanDean, Jul 9, 2019
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    My last one. At least for tonight

    Back To The Egg - Paul McCartney and Wings

    This was Paul jumping on the Punk/New Wave craze and I liked it. Though not everything on the LP is in that mode. Several very poppy songs. (Or "peppy" as Mr. White would say.) This album was pretty much panned by critics in the day. However my interactions with other Beatles/McCartney fans - we seem to almost to a man/woman love this album and can't understand why it's not better known. Definitely one of the underappreciated offerings from Sir Paul. And his last with Wings.

    Probably my favorite is

    Spin It On


    Arrow Through Me


    Rockestra Theme (won Grammy for best instrumental that year)


    Old Siam Sir
     
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    #1B
    The Cars
    Candy-O
    June 13, 1979

    Ah, where to start. Tied for the band’s highest-charting studio album on U.S. chart (with “Heartbeat City”). More significant for me is how strong the album is as a complete work. It has two “triple-plays” — 3 songs that merge together, concluding each side of the LP.

    Example 1, from side 1. (Double Life, Shoo Be Doo and Candy-O). (Side 2’s “triple play” is Lust For Kicks, Got a Lot on My Head, Dangerous Type)




    And then on to the opener of Side 2




    I'm compelled to include "It's All I Can Do" instead of using the side 2 three-fer, just because ... At the time, it perhaps was the most identifiable song from the LP, although the intro cut "Let's Go" charted much better. Lead vocal by Benjamin Orr, who also sang lead on “Just What I Needed,” “Drive” and “Let’s Go."

     
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    A master guitarist from the 1979 album, George Harrison.

     
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    In retrospect, that sounds highly un-Wings-ish. I wonder if that's why it got a critical backlash -- it wasn't enough "more of the same." .... the tracks you posted are not in the same vein as "With a Little Luck" (from London Town the previous year) that's for sure.
     
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    Example of an album (and performer) who slipped through the cracks.
     
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    London Town always seems like rainy day music to me. this is more upbeat. Even one of the videos is set in a desert Oasis. So opposite of rainy weather.
     
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    Sometimes I forget how huge Summer was around that time.
     
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    I have no others to add tonight, but planning a couple more during daylight hours, to help snag the early birds.
     
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    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes









     
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    I have always thought Gary Numan to be an underrated artist. A lot of his stuff has been covered by other artists a bazillion times. Cars, Metal, Are Friends Electric, Down in the Park, etc. He still puts good stuff out to this day. The Pleasure Principle was released in 1979 so it'll be my submission.

    Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle

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    The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys. Their first album, released in 1979.
    10:15 Saturday Night is the probably the most notable song on the album.


     
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    #20 Althetuna, Jul 10, 2019
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    Zeppelin: In Through The Out Door

    Their last album with John Bonham whose death ended the career of the greatest rock band ever. In Through The Out Door showcases JPJ's and Robert Plant's colaborations growing influence in the band with All Of My Love. Ahh, what could have been...

    On the downside, it contains the worse Zeppelin song ever: Hot Dog.





     
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