Posts Tagged ‘1990’

ExtremeIIPornograffitti

Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) is the second album released by the Boston rock band Extreme. The title is a portmanteau of pornography and graffiti.

The album sold very well, peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200, and was certified double platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. It is the band’s best selling album. Two singles from Pornograffiti, “More Than Words” and “Hole Hearted”, reached the top-5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two other tracks, “Decadence Dance” and “Get the Funk Out”, reached the lower half of Billboard’s rock chart.

In 2010, after the band’s reunion in the previous years, rumours started about possible commemorative shows given the 20th anniversary of the record. In 2012, a small string of such shows in Japan was announced. In January 2014, the band confirmed they would be performing Pornograffiti in its entirety on their 2014 Europe and UK tour. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornograffitti

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JonBonJoviBlazeOfGlory

Blaze of Glory is Jon Bon Jovi’s first solo album, released in 1990. It includes songs from and inspired by the movie Young Guns II. Emilio Estevez asked for Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” as the theme song for his upcoming Billy the Kid sequel, but Jon Bon Jovi ended up composing an all-new theme song for the film’s soundtrack instead. The album featured guests such as Elton John, Little Richard, and Jeff Beck. Blaze of Glory was awarded a Golden Globe. It also received Academy Award and Grammy nominations. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaze_of_Glory_%28Jon_Bon_Jovi_album%29

MotherLoveBoneApple

Apple is the only full-length studio album by the American alternative rock band Mother Love Bone. It was released on July 19, 1990 through Stardog/Mercury Records.

In September 1989, the group returned to the studio to record its debut album Apple with producer Terry Date at The Plant recording studio in Sausalito, California. The band finished the album in November 1989 at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, Washington. Compared with the band’s debut EP, Shine, vocalist Andrew Wood’s vocal stylings are more mature, drawing heavily upon similar techniques of guitarist and singer Marc Bolan. “Crown of Thorns” originally appeared on Shine, however on Apple the song is missing the opening “Chloe Dancer”. The album was mixed by Tim Palmer. The album’s cover art was photographed by Lance Mercer. Despite some initial difficulties, the record was on-time for its projected March 1990 release.

By early 1990 interest in the band had hit a fever pitch and it seemed destined that the band was going to make it big. Only days before Apple was slated to be released, however, Wood overdosed on heroin. After spending a few days in the hospital in a coma, Wood died, effectively bringing Mother Love Bone to an end. The album would see release later that year in July. The album eventually charted at number 34 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart in 1992. Kim Neely of Rolling Stone said that the album “succeeds where countless other hard-rock albums have failed, capturing the essence of what made Zep immortal – dynamics, kids! – and giving it a unique Nineties spin.” A music video was made for the song “Stardog Champion”. The entire album later appeared on the 1992 compilation album, Mother Love Bone (also known as Stardog Champion). It was also remastered and reissued on September 8, 2003 by the UK-based Lemon Recordings. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_%28album%29

AllmanBrothersBandSevenTurns

Seven Turns is the ninth studio album by the Allman Brothers Band, released in 1990. Their first studio album since Brothers of the Road in 1981, it was well-received, and peaked at #53. Hit singles were “Good Clean Fun” (#1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks); “Seven Turns” (#12) and “It Ain’t Over Yet” (#26). (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Turns

MariahCarey

Mariah Carey is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released on June 12, 1990 by Columbia Records. Five singles were released from the album, four of which became number-one hits on the Hot 100. “Vision of Love” was chosen as the album’s lead single, topping the charts in Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. The song was critically lauded, and was regarded as one of the strongest debut singles by a female singer. The album’s second single, “Love Takes Time” was also well received and peaked the charts in Canada and the US. With the following two singles, “Someday” and “I Don’t Wanna Cry” reaching number one in the US, Carey became the first artist since The Jackson 5 to have their first four singles top the charts in the United States. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariah_Carey_%28album%29

BadCompanyHolyWater

Holy Water is the ninth studio album by hard rock band Bad Company, and their third with Brian Howe as lead vocalist, released in June 1990. It went platinum, selling over 1,000,000 units, and climbed to #35 on The Billboard Top Pop Albums Chart. The first single “Holy Water”, was a #1 Billboard Album Rock Track for two weeks during the Summer of ’90 as the band toured the U.S. with Damn Yankees. The single “If You Needed Somebody” became a major hit in early 1991, reaching # 16 on Billboards Hot 100 chart and #2 (for two weeks) on the Album Rock chart. “Boys Cry Tough”(#3), “Stranger, Stranger”(#9) and “Walk Through Fire”(#28 Hot 100 chart / #14 Album Rock chart) also received substantial airplay. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Water_%28Bad_Company_album%29