Aviator ‎– Aviator (1979)

Aviator is the first of two albums by the namesake English supergroup, recorded in 1978 and released in 1979 on EMI’s Harvest imprint. Tracklist: A1. Your Loving Is My Home A2. Keep Your Heart Right A3. Evil Eye A4. Time Traveller A5. Silver Needles B1. Cleveland Ohio B2. Country Morning B3. Greed B4. Morning Journey […]

Chute Libre ‎– Ali Baba (1978)

Ali Baba is the second of two albums by French jazz-rock ensemble Chute Libre, released in 1978 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Ali Baba” (5:10) A2. “Trop Tard” (4:45) A3. “Paysages D’Ur” (4:15) A4. “Octopus” (2:48) B1. “Cello” (4:48) B2. “E 330” (5:00) B3. “Flipper Nana” (4:36) B4. “Canaan Part 1” (4:20) B5. “Canaan Part 2” […]

Café Jacques ‎– International (1978)

International is the second of two albums by Scottish art-pop/soul trio Café Jacques, released in 1978 on Epic/Columbia and produced by Rupert Hine. The album features nine collectively-penned originals in addition to a cover of the 1933 Harry Warren/Al Dubin chestnut “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” The original European release closes with the lengthy “Medley” while […]

Japan ‎– Adolescent Sex (1978)

Adolescent Sex is the debut album by English funk-rock/art-rock quintet Japan. Released on Ariola in April 1978, the album fuses the subterranean buzz of London’s underground haunts with the rhythmic chic of New York’s strobe-laden nightclubs. The songs Wedding the sonics of Eno and concurrent Ultravox to the precision of Kool & the Gang and […]

Squeeze – Squeeze (1978)

Squeeze is the debut album by English New Wave band Squeeze, released in 1978 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Sex Master” (2:21) A2. “Bang Bang” (2:04) A3. “Strong in Reason” (4:14) A4. “Wild Sewerage Tickles Brazil” (3:49) A5. “Out of Control” (4:44) A6. “Take Me, I’m Yours” (3:46) B1. “The Call” (5:17) B2. “Model” (2:59) B3. “Remember […]

The Clash – Give ‘Em Enough Rope (1978)

Give ‘Em Enough Rope is the second album by English rock band The Clash, released in November 1978 on CBS/Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Safe European Home” (3:50) A2. “English Civil War” (2:35) A3. “Tommy Gun” (3:17) A4. “Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad” (3:03) A5. “Last Gang in Town” (5:14) B1. “Guns on the Roof” […]

City Boy – Book Early (1978)

Book Early is the fourth album by English hard-rock/art-rock band City Boy, released in 1978 on Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “5.7.0.5.” (3:10) A2. “Summer in the School Yard” (3:52) A3. “Goodbye Laurelie” (3:10) A4. “Raise Your Glass (To Foolish Me)” (2:57) A5. “Cigarettes” (5:30) A6. “What a Night” (2:57) B1. “Do What You Do, Do Well” (3:29) […]

Charlie – Lines (1978)

Lines is the third album by English rock band Charlie, released in 1978 on Janus. Tracklist: A1. “She Loves to Be in Love” (4:23) A2. “No More Heartache” (3:44) A3. “Life So Cruel” (4:38) A4. “Watching T.V.” (3:30) A5. “Out of Control” (4:33) B1. “L.A. Dreamer” (4:38) B2. “No Strangers in Paradise” (4:38) B3. “Keep […]

Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel [II] (1978)

Peter Gabriel is the second solo album by English singer–musician Peter Gabriel, released on June 3, 1978, on Charisma (UK) and Atlantic (US). It’s alternately known as Peter Gabriel II (or “scratch,” a reference to the cover) to avoid confusion with his 1977 release Peter Gabriel. The album was produced by Robert Fripp, who plays […]

Sally Oldfield – Water Bearer (1978)

Water Bearer is the debut solo album by Sally Oldfield, released in 1978 on Bronze. Tracklist: A1. “Water Bearer” (6:25) A2. “Songs of the Quendi” (12:46)    a. “Night Theme”    b. “Wampum Song”    c. “Nenya”    d. “Land of the Sun” A3. “Mirrors” (3:29) B1. “Weaver” (3:38) B2. “Night of the Hunter’s Moon” […]

The Who – Who Are You (1978)

Who Are You is the eighth proper studio album by English rockers The Who, released in 1978 on Polydor/MCA. Tracklist: A1. “New Song” (4:15) A2. “Had Enough” (4:30) A3. “905” (3:55) A4. “Sister Disco” (4:22) A5. “Music Must Change” (4:37) B1. “Trick of the Light” (4:11) B2. “Guitar and Pen” (5:48) B3. “Love Is Coming […]

Sakre – Bizitako Gauzak (1978)

Bizitako Gauzak is an album by Basque symphonic/folk band Sakre, released in 1978 on Elkar. Tracklist: A1. “Erreberentzia (Ohiko dantza)” (1:07) A2. “Orain” (2:29) A3. “Oroitzapenak” (4:50) A4. “Ezengaino” (3:37) A5. “Bakadardea” (7:28) B1. “Heriotzaren deia” (2:06) B2. “Erantzuna” (2:08) B3. “Izarren ahutsa” (2:38) B4. “Guduan Jarrai: Guduaren gogorra / Ihesari emanik nago” (4:47) B5. […]

Bighorn ‎– Bighorn (1978)

Bighorn is an album by the namesake North American symphonic/hard-rock band, released in 1978 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Penny for Your Dreams” (4:40) A2. “(I Love You) I’m Not Afraid Anymore” (3:09) A3. “Star Rocker” (4:37) A4. “Mary Anne” (3:01) A5. “Tried Every Trick” (2:55) B1. “Stand Up” (3:18) B2. “Sparrow” (4:25) B3. “Helen Betty” (3:37) […]

Michael Mantler ‎– Movies (1978)

Movies is the fifth album by Austrian composer/trumpeter Michael Mantler, released in 1978 on WATT. Tracklist: A1. “Movie One” (3:36) A2. “Movie Two” (5:25) A3. “Movie Three” (3:45) A4. “Movie Four” (5:55) B1. “Movie Five” (3:18) B2. “Movie Six” (3:40) B3. “Movie Seven” (5:52) B4. “Movie Eight” (5:52) Credits: Michael Mantler — trumpet, composer, engineer […]

Lenny White ‎– The Adventures of Astral Pirates (1978)

The Adventures of Astral Pirates is the fourth album by American jazz-rock drummer Lenny White, released in 1978 on Elektra.   Tracklist: Pursuit A1. “Prelude: Theme for Astral Pirates” (1:20) A2. “Chapter One: Pursuit” (2:58) A3. “Chapter Two: Mandarin Warlords” (5:06) A4. “Chapter Three: The Great Pyramid” (2:30) A5. “Chapter Four: Universal Love” (3:30) A6. […]

John Scofield Quartet ‎– Rough House (1978)

Rough House is an album by American jazz-rock guitarist John Scofield, recorded Nov. 27, 1978 in a quartet setting featuring post-bop pianist Hal Galper. The album was issued the following year on German jazz label enja. Tracklist: A1. “Rough House” (9:13) A2. “Alster Fields” (5:27) A3. “Ailleron” (6:50) B1. “Slow Elvin” (6:10) B2. “Triple Play” […]

Eno, Moebius, Roedelius ‎– After the Heat (1978)

After the Heat is the second of two collaborative albums between English art-rocker Brian Eno and German electronic duo Cluster, billed this time by their respective surnames. The album was released in 1978 on Sky. Tracklist: A1. “Oil” (4:10) A2. “Foreign Affairs” (3:10) A3. “Luftschloss” (3:05) A4. “The Shade” (3:05) A5. “Old Land” (4:10) B1. […]

Free Fair ‎– Free Fair (1978)

Free Fair is the first of three albums by the namesake Dutch post-bop/jazz-rock band, released in 1978 on Timeless Records. Tracklist: A1. “Happy Snake” (11:30) A2. “Piano Introduction” (3:00) A3. “Tunnel” (7:00) B1. “Sorcerism” (7:30) B2. “Introduction/Dance of the Orcs” (8:30) Credits: Bass, Bass Guitar – Harry Emmery Drums – Eric Ineke Percussion – Raul […]

Janusz Muniak Quintet ‎– Question Mark (1978)

Question Mark is the first album by the Polish post-bop/jazz-rock quintet led by saxist Janusz Muniak, released in 1978 on Polskie Nagrania Muza. Tracklist: A1. “Przejażdżka Walcem” (12:10) A2. “Taniec Pawia” (7:27) B1. “Obertas” (9:50) B2. “Znak Zapytania” (10:12) Credits: Andrzej Dechnik — bass Jerzy Bezucha — drums Marek Bliziński — guitar Paweł Perliński — […]