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  • THE ROLLING STONES: SOME GIRLS: 1978: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My first new Stones album and the most played of the Stones albums- their last great album. This spoiled me- when Emotional Rescue came out two years later I had high expectations and on first listen I could tell it was good but no Some Girls. Not a dud on this album. I don’t know what my favorite is-maybe Keith’s Before They Make Me Run.


  • ROCKPILE: SECONDS OF PLEASURE: 1980: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Rockpile was a fun band- only one album. Fronted by Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. Heart sung by Billy Bremmer is the big highlight of the album to me- others- Teacher Teacher, Play That Fast Thing, When I Write The Book, If Sugar Was As Sweet As You..  a great bonus was en EP enclosed of Edmunds and Lowe covering four Everly Brothers songs- Take A Message To Mary, Crying In The Rain, Poor Jenny and When Will I Be Loved. After that I went out and bought the Everly Brothers greatest hits.

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  • FLEETWOOD MAC: FLEETWOOD MAC: 1975: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Bob “Ebony Eyes” Welch had left and Buckingham- Nick were in- and Fleetwood Mac became a gigantic pop band. This album is sometimes forgotten because the follow up Rumours was one of the biggest selling albums ever- but this album went to #1 and had 3 top 20 hits. Favorite songs- Monday Morning, Warm Ways, Rhiannon, Over My Head, Say You Love Me, World Turning. A great pop album.

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  • HALL AND OATES: BEAUTY ON A BACK STREET: 1977: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:  No hits on this album- and while it is not a bad album- I don’t hear anything that sounds like a ‘hit.” This was before they became the formula hit making machine in the 1980’s. I liked their 70’s stuff better- the more blue-eyed soul material- in the 80’s they came very popular but their music suffered in my opinion.

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  • SUPERTRAMP: CRIME OF THE CENTURY: 1974:  Supertramp’s commercial break trough with the hits Dreamer and Bloody Well Right.  This is about as close as my record collection gets to Prog rock. I also have their Breakfast In America and Greatest Hits albums.



  • MARSHALL CRENSHAW: MARSHALL CRENSHAW: 1982: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Marshall’s spectacular debut album-great songs and great production. He has had a fine career since but nothing has matched this- and his best song ever- a b-side called “You’re My Favorite Waste Of Time” isn’t even on it.


  1. Some girls is a tremendous album. I love the soulfulness of it, I’m a sucker for The Stones R&B stuff. Like you say, the whole album rocks. It’s in my top 10 favorite albums. Love Marshall Crenshaw. Very underrated artist. Rockpile–you can’t go wrong there and of course Fleetwood Mac–it’s overplayed on classic rock radio for a reason. It’s like a greatest hits album. Fantastic stuff.

    • They ended up changing covers- but a lot of them were already out- I had the one with Lucy etc…. and for some reason i also have the other cover.. She should have considered herself lucky- it is like if you were picked to be on the cover of Sgt Pepper- long after you are forgotten by most- you will live on if you were on that album cover.

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