398 Elis Regina – Vento De Maio

397 Blondie – Parallel Lines

In the sticky summer of 1978, Blondie went into the studio to record their 3rd album.

Its a ripper.

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396 Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine

In May of 1978 known progenitors of Technopop and fellas making music for machines, Kraftwerk, released their 7th studio album.

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395 Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance

In the winter of 1978 known Clevelandites and avant-rockers, Pere Ubu, released their debut album.

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394 Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols

In the late October of 1977, a buncha schlubs from foggy London Town, put together by the owner of a bondage shop, released their debut album.

Let’s talk Sex Pistols, Never Mind the bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols!

 

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393 Ian Dury – New Boots and Panties

Ian Dury, released his debut album in the late September of 1977.

Its cheeky.

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392 Iggy Pop – Lust for Life

In the continuing European adventures of James and David, we find our heroes back at Hansa (West Berlin) Studio, once again molding the future of Rock n Roll.

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391 Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True

In the summer of 1977, Elvis Costello released his debut album.

It was recorded over the course of twenty four hours in four different sessions by Nick Lowe; and with backing band Clover on board, it is serviceable starting point for one of the most important songwriters of the era.

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390 Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell

Sentient baked meat dish known for his villianous turn as Red in the film, Black Dog, Meat Loaf, released his debut album in October of 1977.

Produced by Todd Rundgren who was under the false assumption that the record had major label backing (it didn’t and he paid for it all himself), it has since become one of the best selling albums in the history of recorded music.

Rest In Power, Jim Steinman!

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389 Television – Marquee Moon

In February of 1977, possibly the best band to come out of the New York City scene, Television, released their debut album.

Recorded in September of the previous year at A & R Recordings, the album has been lauded by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Who are we to argue?

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388 Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel

Guy in a car sick of singing about Hobbit crap, Peter Gabriel, released his solo debut in the late winter of 1977.

With one Bob Ezrin on at the board and a whole slue of studio wonks, Gabriel proved right out gate that his vision and song craft were gonna continue to impress in his post Genesis life.

Let’s talk Peter Gabriel, Self-titled… or is it Car? !!

 

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387 Iggy Pop – The Idiot

American abroad and fella with a habit, James, found himself on a Euro trip with his friend David in the year 1976.

With both of them literally on the road to recovery, David decided to book a couple months studio time in the North of France where he and our intrepid former Stooge worked out the sound of the future.

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386 Suicide – Suicide

In the cold New York City December of 1977, Allen Vega and Martin Rev released their debut album on the Red Star Label.

The album was recorded over the course of four days and is considered by many to be one of the best records of all time.

Let’s talk Suicide, Suicide!

385 Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue

Known Beach Boy and brother to Brian, Dennis, released his first solo record in the late summer of 1977.

The record’s beginning started all the way back in 1974, when the Boys’ Beach refused to play much of Dennis’s material.
Though started earlier in the 70s, the vast majority of the album was recorded in the Spring of 76-77.
The results? A surprisingly soulful psychedelic vision that sees Dennis come into his own as an artist.

Let’s talk Dennis Wilson, Pacific Ocean Blue!

384 David Bowie – Heroes

In the summer of 1977, our intrepid former Thin White Duke was at it again in West Berlin.

Recorded in its entirety at Hansa Tonstudio with The dream team of Tony Visconti and Brian Eno once again reassembled, Bowie’s 12th studio album is a feast for the ears.

Lets talk David Bowie, Heroes!

383 Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

In 1976, known drug addicted and incestuous band of philanderers, Fleetwood Mac, went into the studio to record their magnum opus.

Let’s talk Fleetwood Mac, Rumours!

382 Talking Heads – Talking Heads 77

Though they were the most highly touted new wave band to emerge from the CBGB’s scene in New York, it was not clear at first whether Talking Heads’ Lower East Side art rock approach could make the subway ride to the midtown pop mainstream successfully.  – William Ruhlmann

381 John Martyn – One World

John Martyn took an extended break from studio recording to put some distance between himself and the pressures of the business and to recoup his creative energies, he went to Jamaica. There, after meeting dub producer Lee “Scratch” Perry and was inspired to create this album.

379 Steely Dan- Aja

Known Jazz Rock enthusiasts and band beckoning all of us on board the yacht, Steely Dan, released their 6th studio album in the Fall of 1977.

Starting in late 76 and going all the way through July of 77, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker proceeded to torture a veritable rogue’s gallery of session players; ultimately producing a record so well made it is still used to tune stereos and concert hall mixing boards to this day.

So sit back, pour yourself a big black cow and let’s talk Steely Dan, Aja!

378 David Bowie – Low

Cocaine, peppers and milk are cool for a while and all, but in 1976, the Thin White Duke and his friend James decided enough was enough.
The pair moved to France to get clean (where David helped James write and record a staggeringly good solo debut) before arriving in Germany; where the true story of our intrepid former Starman’s Berlin Trilogy was about to unfold.

Let’s talk David Bowie, Low!

377 The Clash – The Clash

This album absolutely slays.

Let’s talk, The Clash, The Clash!

376 The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicusn

Known English Pub Rockers turned Punk Rock mainstays, The Stranglers, released their seminal first album in the Spring of 1977.

The album is considered by some to be a high point of the British Punk scene but some of us have questions.

Lets talk The Stranglers, Rattus Norvegicus!

375 Muddy Waters – Hard Again

Know father of the Chicago Blues, Muddy Waters, released his first album on Blue Sky Records in the winter of 1977.

The 63 year old Waters, using his touring band, recorded the tracks over the course of three days time and the record is considered by many to be one of the best blues albums ever put to wax.

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374 Heavy Weather – Weather Report

The story of jazz fusion, a fedora the size of a city, and the sentient weather front brave enough to play and wear both.

Let’s talk Weather Report, Heavy Weather!