My Favorite Albums – Free – Concrete Blonde

Up through the cracks, Up through the broken glass
In the hot red light of a black and white, Roses grow

I went with some friends from work to a restaurant in Sandy Springs, Georgia back in May of 1989 where 96 Rock was sponsoring a trivia contest. Our team won and we got a bunch of radio station swag and cassettes of the new album by a band I’d never heard of, Concrete Blonde. I have been a fan ever since that night.

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My Favorite Albums – A Different Light – The Bangles

Walking down your street, with a love that I can’t hide
I’ve got one thing on my mind, yeah, I’ll even sacrifice my pride

My second favorite album, by The Bangles, is their January 2, 1986 “Different Light”. It came about 1 1/2 years after their debut studio album “All Over The Place“. “Different Light”, on Columbia Records, would be their most successful album reaching number 2 on the Billboard 200. Five singles were released from this album.

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Michael Nesmith Dies

Play the drum a little louder, Tell me I can live without her, If I only listen to the band.

Today a part of me was ripped away. In my childhood, I was a huge Monkees fan. I watched every episode as they aired and recorded the audio of each with my Radio Shack cassette recorder. Following the show, I would play that tape over and over and over and over.

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