Posts Tagged ‘1984’

MetallicaRideTheLightning

Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was released on July 27, 1984 by the independent record label Megaforce Records. The album was recorded in a three-week span with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on the band’s concept, represents an electric chair in the midst of thunders. The album title was taken from a passage in Stephen King’s novel The Stand. Few months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year contract and reissued the album. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2012 for shipping six million copies in the United States. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_the_Lightning

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SammyHagarVOA

VOA is the last solo album released by Sammy Hagar before he joined Van Halen. At around the same time, guitarist Gary Pihl joined Boston. The title is a reference to the Voice of America broadcast network. VOA features the single “I Can’t Drive 55”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VOA_%28album%29

DioLastInLine

The Last In Line is the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Dio, released on July 2, 1984. It features the singles “We Rock” and “The Last In Line”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_in_Line

GlennFreyTheAllnighter

The Allnighter is the second studio solo album by Glenn Frey, the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles. The album was released in mid 1984 on MCA in the United States and the United Kingdom, two years after Frey’s modestly successful début album, No Fun Aloud and four years after the demise of the Eagles. It was and still is Frey’s most successful solo album throughout his whole solo career, having reached #22 on the Billboard charts, and releasing two Top 20 singles with “Smuggler’s Blues” and “Sexy Girl”. The album achieved Gold status by the RIAA in the US. It is generally regarded as the culmination of the smoother, more adult-oriented sound of Frey’s solo work.

The single “Smuggler’s Blues” helped to inspire the Miami Vice episode of the same name, and Frey was invited to star in that episode, which was Frey’s acting début. The music video for the single also won Frey an MTV Video Music Award in 1985. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Allnighter_%28album%29

RodStewartCamouflage

Camouflage is a studio album released by Rod Stewart on 18 June, 1984. It was Stewart’s 13th studio album and was released on Warner Bros. Records (WEA 925 095-1). Three singles came from this album. They were “Infatuation”, “Some Guys Have All the Luck”, and a cover of the Free hit “All Right Now”. The album marked a reunion of sorts between Stewart and Jeff Beck, who plays guitar on several tracks, as the two both been members of the influential 1960s group The Jeff Beck Group. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camouflage_%28Rod_Stewart_album%29

Ghostbusters

Plot: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Visit IMDB and Wikipedia for more information.

JeffersonStarshipNuclearFurniture

Today in 1984, Jefferson Starship released “Nuclear Furniture”, the final album before the band changed its name to Starship. The album produced the Top 40 single “No Way Out”, which was also the first single by any incarnation of the band to hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Read more about this album at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Furniture