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Jules Gray
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« on: October 18, 2020, 10:32:03 PM »

1. Nick Lowe – Labour of Lust
2. The Clash – London Calling
3. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps
4. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Live Rust
5. The Stranglers – The Raven
6. Culture – Cumbolo
7. Serge Gainsbourg - Aux Armes et Cζtera
8. The Jam – Setting Sons
9. Dave Edmunds – Repeat When Necessary
10. Buzzcocks – A Different Kind of Tension
11. The Police – Reggatta de Blanc
12. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Armed Forces
13. Pink Floyd – The Wall
14. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
15. Culture – International Herb
16. Tom Verlaine – Tom Verlaine
17. Blondie – Eat to the Beat
18. Talking Heads – Fear of Music
19. David Bowie – Lodger
20. Squeeze – Cool for Cats

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 11:39:29 PM »

1979 is a decent year but a little bit of a breather between the marvellous aural assaults of the previous few years and the first half of the Eighties. Nonetheless, there are rich pickings aplenty:

Toto - Hydra
Kiss - Dynasty
Lindisfarne - The News
Dan Fogelberg - Phoenix
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes
Chris de Burgh - Crusader
The Henry Paul Band - Grey Ghost
Kansas - Monolith
Jefferson Starship - Freedom At Point Zero
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman  - S/T
Camel - I Can See Your House From Here
The Enid - Touch Me
Triumph - Just A Game
Alan Hull - Phantoms
The Sweet - Cut Above The Rest
The Scorpions - Lovedrive
Jethro Tull - Stormwatch
Point Blank - Airplay
REO Speedwagon - Nine Lives
Pablo Cruise - Part Of The Game

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 11:18:39 AM »

I think one of these should actually be 1978 so I am allowing myself 21 just in case  Wink

Laser Love - After The Fire
L.A. (Light Album) - The Beach Boys
The Rose - Bette Midler
Parallel Lines - Blondie
Slow Train Coming - Bob Dylan
London Calling - The Clash
Repeat When Necessary - Dave Edmunds
Lodger - David Bowie
Nightout - Ellen Foley
Armed Forces - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic - Ian Hunter
Where Did I Go Right? - John Otway
Albatros - Karat
The Innes Book of Records - Neil Innes
Live Rust - Neil Young
Labour of Lust - Nick Lowe
Nils - Nils Lofgren
Pretenders - The Pretenders
The Crack - The Ruts
Fear Of Music - Talking Heads
Damn The Torpedoes - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 03:47:37 PM »

Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable material
Talking Heads - Fear of music
Elvis Costello - Armed forces
Pink Floyd - The wall
The Undertones - The Undertones
Joy Division - Unknown pleasures
Neil Young - Rust never sleeps
The Clash - London calling
AC/DC - Highway to hell
The Jam - Setting sons
The Pretenders - The Pretenders
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Join hands
Steve Hackett - Spectral mornings
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 08:21:29 PM »

The Jam - Setting Sons
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces
The Only Ones - Even Serpents Shine
Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
XTC - Drums and Wires
Rory Gallagher - Top Priority
Buzzcocks - A Different Kind of Tension
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
The Clash - London Calling
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Nick Lowe - Labour of Lust
The Soft Boys - A Can of Bees
Bert Jansch - Avocet
Deke Leonard - Before Your Very Eyes
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Dave Edmunds - Repeat When Necessary
Peter Hammill - pH7
Penetration - Coming Up For Air
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 06:18:34 PM »

And finally, some favourites from 1979:

After The Fire - Laser Love
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
Bruce Cockburn - Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws
Dire Straits - Communique
ELO - Discovery
Jethro Tull - Stormwatch
Ry Cooder - Bop Til You Drop
Sky - Sky
Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes
UFO - Strangers In The Night
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