- THE WHO: FACE DANCES: 1981: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Who should have broken up after the death of Keith Moon- like Led Zeppelin would do after Jon Bonham’s death. I’ve always liked this album but it should have been Pete Townshend’s follow up solo album to Empty Glass.
- THE BEATLES: REVOLVER: 1966: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
- SAM COOKE: THE BEST OF SAM COOKE: 1962: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My introduction to Sam Cooke- it has been bettered in the CD era with Portrait- covering his entire career but this was good enough to have me digging for more Sam Cooke.
- GO-GO’S: VACATION: 1982: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: While their debut album easily outshines it- the second album by the Go Go’s is pretty good. Only had the one hit the title track- the debut album had two but every song on that sounded like a hit- not so on this album.