Music Week

Happy birthday to guitarist Duane Allman (1946, Nashville, TN); guitarist / singer / songwriter Joe Walsh (1947)!

On 11/21 Happy birthday to Dr. John – Mac Rebennack) (1940).

On 11/22 Happy birthday to Talking Head Tina Weymouth (1950)!

On 11/23/1985 I was working for Tony Harrington @ USS&M in Studio City, CA. We’d get Music Week magazine from England, which is sort of like the British equivalent of Billboard magazine. Best thing about this is the release schedule!

23 NOVEMBER 1985 – notable releases in England

Vinyl (12” Singles):

 

VIRGINIA ASTLEY – Darkness Has Reached It’s End (Elektra UK 12”)

 

BAND AID – Do They Know It’s Christmas (Mercury UK 12”)

 

THE CARS – Tonight She Comes (Elektra UK 12”)

 

CHRIS & COSEY – Sweet Surprise (Rough Trade UK 12”)

 

COCTEAU TWINS – Echoes In A Shallow Bay (4AD UK 12”) 12” only indicated

 

ERASURE – Heavenly Action (Mute UK 12”) limited edition indicated

 

BRYAN FERRY – Windswept (E.G. / Polydor UK 12”) limited edition indicated

 

GENE LOVES JEZEBEL – Desire (Situation Two UK 12”)

 

LEVEL 42 – Leaving Me Now (Remix) (Polydor UK 12”) also issued as a 10”

 

PAUL McCARTNEY / Frog Chorus – We All Stand (Parlophone UK 12”) “Reactivated”

 

MIKE OLDFIELD – Pictures In The Dark (Virgin UK 12”) 12” has extra track

 

PROPAGANDA – P-Machinery (Remix) (ZTT UK 12”)

 

ALEXEI SAYLE – Play That Funky Music Jewish Boy (CBS UK 12”) Gee, I don’t remember seeing this one before!

 

THOMPSON TWINS – Revolution (Arista UK 12”)

 

ROY WOOD – Sing Out The Old…Bring In The New (Legacy UK 12”)

Music Week

Happy birthday to Larry Graham Jr. (of Sly & The Family Stone and Graham Central Station) (1946)!

On 8/16 Happy birthday Kevin Ayers of The Soft Machine (1945, Herne Bay, England). Happy birthday David Crosby of The Byrds and Crosby Stills & Nash (1941, born David Van Cortland, Los Angeles, CA). And a big kiss to Susan St. James, the wonderful actress in “The Name of the Game”! (1946).

 

On 8/17/1985 I was working for Tony Harrington @ USS&M in Studio City, CA. We’d get Music Week magazine from England, which is sort of like the British equivalent of Billboard magazine. Best thing about this is the release schedule!

 

17 AUGUST 1985 – important releases in England

 

Vinyl:

 

PETER BLEGVAD – Nights Like This Knight (Virgin UK LP V 2352) also issued on cassette, 3.40 pounds

 

JOHN CALE – Artificial Intelligence (Beggar’s Banquet UK LP BEGA 68) also issued on cassette, price unstated – both this title and the above remind me of being in Europe in 1985! And, yes, I have LP’s, cassettes and CD’s of these two titles!

 

THE DAMNED – Phantasmagoria (MCA UK LP MCFP 3275) picture disc issue, 3.85 pounds

 

SLY & ROBBIE – Language Barrier (Island UK LP ILPS 9831) also issued on cassette, price unstated

 

 

Cassette:

 

BUZZCOCKS – Another Music In A Different Kitchen (Liberty UK Cassette re-issue) price not indicated

 

6 volumes of ROD HULL & EMU (VFM label) 62 pence each volume

 

 

Compact Disc:

 

CAMEO – Single Life (Phonogram UK CD) 5.75 pounds, a midline CD

 

THE EXPLORERS (Virgin UK CD) 6.70 pounds, full price CD

 

TALKING HEADS – Little Creatures (EMI UK CD) 6.70 pounds, full price CD

 

U2 – The Unforgettable Fire (Island UK CD) 6.70 pounds, full price CD