Peter Gabriel ‎– Peter Gabriel (1980)

Peter Gabriel — aka the “melting face” album — is the third consecutive self-titled solo album from Peter Gabriel. The album was issued in 1980 by Geffen after having been rejected by the artist’s longtime label Atlantic. Stylistically, the songs experiment with the buzzy, trebly sonorities of the day. Percussive ethno sounds course through “No […]

Intergalactic Touring Band

The Intergalactic Touring Band was a fictitious group of British and American singers and musicians that recorded a sci-fi concept album, produced by Marty Scott and Stephan Galfas and released on Passport Records (US) and Charisma (UK) in 1977. The songs were written and arranged by Danny Beckerman and Wil Malone. Intergalactic Touring Band features […]

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 […]

Peter Gabriel – Security (1982)

Security is the North American title of the fourth eponymous studio album by Peter Gabriel, released on September 6, 1982, on Charisma (UK) and Geffen (US, Canada). Its lead-off single, “Shock the Monkey,” became a staple of early MTV. This is Gabriel’s fourth solo album after his 1975 departure from Genesis. Gabriel self-titled his first […]

Synergy – Games (1979)

Games is the fourth album by Synergy, the performance moniker of American keyboardist/electronic composer Larry Fast. The album was released in 1979 on Passport. Tracklist: A1. “Delta Two” (5:38) A2. “Delta Four” (6:18) A3. “Delta One” (7:34) Soundcheck: Delta Three B1. “Delta 3/A” (2:24) B2. “Delta 3/B” (2:10) B3. “Delta 3/C” (4:02) B4. “Delta 3/D” […]

Nektar ‎– Recycled (1975)

Recycled is the sixth studio album by Hamburg-based English space rockers Nektar, released in 1975 on Bacillus/Passport. The album’s songs run together as a continuous suite. Tracklist: Part One A1. “Recycle” (2:47) A2. “Cybernetic Consumption” (2:12) A3. “Recycle Countdown” (1:51) A4. “Automaton Horrorscope” (3:08) A5. “Recycling” (1:46) A6. “Flight to Reality” (1:18) A7. “Unendless Imagination?” (4:36) […]

Sylvia ‎– Sylvia (1976)

Sylvia is the second solo album by American R&B vocalist/producer Sylvia Robinson, released in 1976 on Vibration Records. Tracklist: A1. “L.A. Sunshine” (3:40) A2. “You Sure Love to Ball” (5:49) A3. “He Don’t Ever Lose His Groove” (5:05) A4. “Next Time That I See You” (4:53) B1. “Sweet Stuff” (4:24) B2. “Taxi” (4:07) B3. “Mr. […]

Intergalactic Touring Band ‎– Intergalactic Touring Band (1977)

Intergalactic Touring Band is a 1977 sci-fi concept album produced by Marty Scott and Stephan Galfas for Passport Records. The songs are alternately credited to Danny Beckerman and Wil Malone and performed by variable casts of English and American musicians and vocalists, including Rod Argent (Argent), Dave Cousins (Strawbs), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Arthur Brown, Meat […]

Peter Gabriel ‎– Peter Gabriel (1977)

Peter Gabriel — alternately referred to as the “rainy windshield” album — is the first of four self-titled solo albums by English musician/vocalist Peter Gabriel, released in 1977 on Charisma and Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Moribund the Burgermeister” (4:19) A2. “Solsbury Hill” (4:20) A3. “Modern Love” (3:37) A4. “Excuse Me” (3:20) A5. “Humdrum” (3:23) B1. “Slowburn” […]

Stephen Dees ‎– Hip Shot (1977)

Hip Shot is an album by American bassist/vocalist/songwriter Stephen Dees, produced by Daryl Hall and released in 1977 on RCA. The project came about through the bassist’s stint in the backing band for Hall & Oates. The liaison bore co-writing fruit in the song “Kerry,” which also appears on the soul/rock duo’s 1976 album Bigger […]

FM – City of Fear (1980)

City of Fear is the fourth album by Canadian electro/modernist hard-rock band FM, produced by Larry Fast and released in 1980 on Passport. Tracklist: A1. “Krakow” (4:37) A2. “Power” (3:28) A3. “Truth or Consequences” (4:13) A4. “Lost and Found” (4:25) A5. “City of Fear” (5:07) B1. “Surface to Air” (5:18) B2. “Up to You” (4:21) […]

Boz Scaggs ‎– Middle Man (1980)

Middle Man is the ninth solo studio album by American R&B/rock vocalist/songwriter Boz Scaggs, released in 1980 on Columbia/CBS. The album was produced by Bill Schnee with a lion’s share of keyboard credits and co-writes claimed by industry hand David Foster, whose concurrent Airplay project showed a similar soulful sheen. Tracklist: A1. “Jojo” (5:51) A2. “Breakdown […]

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel is an English singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and activist with a career in music dating back to the late 1960s. He rose to prominence as the vocalist of Genesis, which he fronted for six albums between 1969 and 1974. As a solo artist, he issued four self-titled albums on Charisma between 1977 and 1982. […]

Shadowfax – Watercourse Way (1976)

Watercourse Way is the debut album by American instrumental jazz-rock quintet Shadowfax, co-produced by Larry Fast and released in 1976 on Passport. Tracklist: A1. “The Shape of a Word” (7:27) A2. “Linear Dance” (5:30) A3. “Petite Aubade” (6:06) B1. “Book of Hours” (6:39) B2. “The Watercourse Way” (5:42) B3. “A Song for My Brother” (9:53) […]

Synergy

Synergy is the recording/performance moniker of American electronic musician Larry Fast (born Dec. 10, 1951), who released seven albums under the name on Passport Records between 1975 and 1982. Discography: Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra (1975) Sequencer (1976) Cords (1978) Games (1979) Audion (1981) Computer Experiments: Volume One (1981) The Jupiter Menace (1982) Metropolitan Suite […]