Roxy Music

Roxy Music was an English art-rock band led by singer Bryan Ferry. They emerged with the 1972/73 albums Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure and the hits “Virginia Plain,” “Do the Strand,” and “Editions of You.” Both albums feature keyboardist Brian Eno, who left for a solo career. Eddie Jobson joined on keyboard and violin […]

Roxy Music ‎– For Your Pleasure (1973)

For Your Pleasure is the sophomore full-length from English sextet Roxy Music. Released in March 1973, the album is their last to feature synthist Brian Eno, who would launch his solo career that same year. Thematically, the album contrasts romanticism and decadence with material that ranges from flamboyant (“Do the Strand”) to fractious (“Editions of […]

Roxy Music ‎– Roxy Music (1972)

Roxy Music is the debut album by the namesake English art-rock band, released in 1972 on Island Records. Despite its muddy production, the album pioneers sonic territory with the effects-laden, expressionistic contributions of the three main soloists. Evoking a mix of film noir and futurism, the music alternates fractured epics (“Remake/Re-model”, “Sea Breezes”) with simmering […]

Talking Heads

Talking Heads were an American New Wave/art-rock band that released eight studio albums on Sire between 1977 and 1988. Members: David Byrne (vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass, vocals), Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, 1976-92) Formation, first recordings Talking Heads developed from a partnership between guitarist/songwriter David Byrne and drummer Chris Frantz. The two […]

Eno – Another Green World (1975)

Another Green World is the third solo album by English art-rock/electronic musician Brian Eno, released in 1975 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Sky Saw” (3:27) A2. “Over Fire Island” (1:51) A3. “St. Elmo’s Fire” (3:01) A4. “In Dark Trees” (2:32) A5. “The Big Ship” (2:37) A6. “I’ll Come Running” (3:50) A7. “Another Green World” (1:42) B1. […]

Talking Heads – Remain in Light (1980)

Remain in Light is the fourth album by American New Wave/art-rock band Talking Heads, released in 1980 on Sire. Tracklist: A1. “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)” (5:46) A2. “Crosseyed and Painless” (4:45) A3. “The Great Curve” (6:26) B1. “Once in a Lifetime” (4:19) B2. “Houses in Motion” (4:30) B3. “Seen and Not Seen” (3:20) […]

U2 ‎– The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

The Unforgettable Fire is the fourth studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in 1984 on Island Records. Tracklist: A1. “A Sort of Homecoming” (5:27) A2. “Pride” (3:48) A3. “Wire” (4:17) A4. “The Unforgettable Fire” (4:54) A5. “Promenade” (2:32) B1. “4th of July” (2:15) B2. “Bad” (6:08) B3. “Indian Summer Sky” (4:17) B4. “Elvis […]

David Byrne ‎– The Complete Score from the Broadway Production of “The Catherine Wheel” (1981)

The Complete Score from the Broadway Production of “The Catherine Wheel” is a 69-minute musical score by David Byrne for the title-sake dance production by choreographer Twyla Tharp, released on cassette in 1981 on Sire. A 41-minute distillation of the score, Songs From “The Catherine Wheel,” appeared concurrently on vinyl. Tracklist: A1. “Light Bath” (1:11) […]

David Bowie ‎– Lodger (1979)

Lodger is the twelfth studio album by English vocalist/songwriter David Bowie, released in 1979 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Fantastic Voyage” (2:55) A2. “African Night Flight” (2:54) A3. “Move On” (3:16) A4. “Yassassin” (4:10) A5. “Red Sails” (3:43) B1. “DJ” (3:59) B2. “Look Back in Anger” (3:08) B3. “Boys Keep Swinging” (3:17) B4. “Repetition” (2:59) B5. […]

Talking Heads ‎– Fear of Music (1979)

Fear of Music is the third album by American New Wave/art-rock band Talking Heads, released in 1979 on Sire. Tracklist: A1. “I Zimbra” (3:06) A2. “Mind” (4:12) A3. “Paper” (2:36) A4. “Cities” (4:05) A5. “Life During Wartime” (3:41) A6. “Memories Can’t Wait” (3:30) B1. “Air” (3:33) B2. “Heaven” (4:01) B3. “Animals” (3:29) B4. “Electric Guitar” […]

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. […]

Talking Heads ‎– More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)

More Songs About Buildings and Food is the second album by American New Wave/art-rock band Talking Heads, released in 1978 on Sire. Tracklist: A1. “Thank You for Sending Me an Angel” (2:11) A2. “With Our Love” (3:30) A3. “The Good Thing” (3:03) A4. “Warning Sign” (3:55) A5. “The Girls Want to Be With the Girls” […]

Devo ‎– Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! is the debut album by American New Wave/performance-art band Devo, released in 1978 on Virgin/Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Uncontrollable Urge” (3:08) A2. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (2:38) A3. “Praying Hands” (2:47) A4. “Space Junk” (2:13) A5. “Mongoloid” (3:42) A6. “Jocko Homo” (3:38) B1. “Too Much Paranoias” […]

Eno ‎– Here Come The Warm Jets (1973)

Here Come The Warm Jets is the debut solo album by English art-rock musician/composer Brian Eno, released in 1973 on Island. The album features contributions from members of King Crimson (Robert Fripp, John Wetton) and erstwhile Roxy Music colleagues Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, and Paul Thompson. Tracklist: A1. “Needles in the Camel’s Eye” (3:25) A2. […]

Quiet Sun ‎– Mainstream (1975)

Mainstream is an album by English jazz-rock band Quiet Sun, released in 1975 on Island/Antilles. Tracklist: A1. “Sol Caliente” (8:02) A2. “Trumpets With Motherhood” (1:30) A3. “Bargain Classics” (5:37) A4. “R.F.D.” (3:09) B1. “Mummy Was an Asteroid, Daddy Was a Small Non-stick Kitchen Utensil” (6:09) B2. “Trot” (5:00) B3. “Rongwrong” (9:39) Credits: Charles Hayward — drums, […]

Eno ‎– Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974)

Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) is the second solo album by English art-rock keyboardist/songwriter Brian Eno, released in 1974 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Burning Airlines Give You So Much More” (3:17) A2. “Back in Judy’s Jungle” (5:15) A3. “The Fat Lady of Limbourg” (5:05) A4. “Mother Whale Eyeless” (5:46) A5. “The Great Pretender” (5:10) B1. […]

Brian Eno ‎– Before and After Science (1977)

Before and After Science is an album by English musician Brian Eno, released in 1977 on Island. Tracklist: A1. No One Receiving (3:41) A2. Backwater (3:42) A3. Kurt’s Rejoinder (2:53) A4. Energy Fools the Magician (2:03) A5. King’s Lead Hat (3:57) B1. Here He Comes (5:39) B2. Julie With… (6:24) B3. By This River (3:01) […]

David Bowie ‎– Low (1977)

Low is the tenth studio album by English musician/vocalist David Bowie, released in January 1977 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. Speed of Life (2:45) A2. Breaking Glass (1:42) A3. What in the World (2:20) A4. Sound and Vision (3:00) A5. Always Crashing in the Same Car (3:26) A6. Be My Wife (2:55) A7. A New Career […]

David Bowie ‎– “Heroes” (1977)

Heroes is the eleventh studio album by English musician/vocalist David Bowie, released in October 1977 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. Beauty and the Beast (3:32) A2. Joe the Lion (3:05) A3. “Heroes” (6:07) A4. Sons of the Silent Age (3:15) A5. Blackout (3:50) B1. V-2 Schneider (3:10) B2. Sense of Doubt (3:57) B3. Moss Garden (5:03) […]

Harmonia

Harmonia was a German Krautrock trio that released the 1974–75 albums Musik von Harmonia and Deluxe on Brain. They were a merger of Cluster and NEU! guitarist Michael Rother. In 1976, Brian Eno joined them on sessions that later appeared on the archival disc Tracks & Traces. Members: Dieter Moebius (synthesizer, guitar, electronic percussion, nagoya […]