Category: Albums of 1986

China Crisis "What Price Paradise"

Posted 04 Aug 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1986, Albums of the 80s, Rock + Roll

Today’s “Cool Album of the Day” is China Crisis. What Price Paradise. What Price Paradise may have gotten more airplay in my car and living room than any album released in the mid to late eighties. I just fell in love with this when it was released in 1986. I had a chance to see this tour at the Park West in Chicago in 1987. To this day it remains one of the best shows I ever saw. They dedicated an encore track to the great Chicago reggae bar ‘Kingston Mines’ and even segued into Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus!’ Slick sounding, great groove with excellent playing. Maybe think, Steely Dan with a little more edge. In fact, their previous album was...

BoDeans "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#90 in the Series) is Bodeans.Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams. The BoDeans are still huge in Chicago.  I’m not sure how big they’re ever gotten outside of this area.  It’s hard to tell from the inside. This was their debut release.  I personally like the 2nd album, “Outside, Looking In” better, but I’m featuring this one. This one has many of their concert favorites to this day. “She’s a Runaway, Fadeaway, Still The Night” jump out at you at the top of the disc.  Nice opening to a career boys! BoDeans are basically Sammy Llanas and Kurt Neumann.  They’ve gone thru numerous band members. A little birdy told me that they’re...

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