Category: Albums of 1983

Nick Heyward "North of a Miracle"

Posted 24 Sep 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1983, Albums of the 80s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#148 in the Series) is Nick Heyward, North of a Miracle. Do you remember Nick Heyward? If you don’t remember his name, you may remember his band before he went out on his own. Does Haircut 100 sound familiar? They had a nice hit called “Love Plus One” in 1982.  North of a Miracle was released in 1983. Numerous tracks gathered some nice airplay from this disc.  “Whistle Down the Wind” comes to mind first.  But we also heard “Atlantic Monday,” “Blue Hat for a Blue Day,” “Club Boy at Sea” and “The Day it Rained Forever.” Some players that added to the sound here that you might now included Pino Palladino, Morris...

R.E.M. "Murmur"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#131 in the Series is) R.E.M., Murmur. (I.R.S.) I’m actually surprised it took me until the 131st entry to feature this album. Why, well you’ve all heard of Desert Island Discs.  Those would be the ten albums that you’d take to an island if you only were able to live with ten.  Well, this would be one of the first I’d toss into the boat if I was starting a three hour tour. I had heard REM’s Chronic Town EP a few times when this was released.  So I was aware of them.  I was quickly falling in love with their Rickenbacker led jangly guitar riff sound. Murmur was REM’s first full length...

NRBQ “Grooves in Orbit”

Posted 09 Aug 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1983, Albums of the 80s, Rock + Roll

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day  is NRBQ’s Grooves in Orbit. This one really fits the bill as NRBQ Grooves in Orbit is indeed a very ‘cool’ album. This one finds the worlds greatest bar band at quite possibly their creative peak. It runs end to end with many tunes that stayed in their live show for years. Decades even. Side one starts with the perfect, “Rain at the Drive In.” A song about a couple that loves to go to the drive in when it’s raining because it’s easier to get the windows to fog. How can you beat that? Just the fact that it’s about a stinkin’ drive in makes it cool! One of my other...

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