When life imitates art … the video that killed the radio star…

While searching for the classic album of the week a couple of weeks ago I realised that back in July 5th, 1984 American singer/ songwriter Billy Squier released his fourth album – ‘Signs of Life’.  When this album was released Billy Squier was at the peak of his career opening for bands like Whitesnake and … Continue reading When life imitates art … the video that killed the radio star…

Classic Rock Albums: No Sleep ’til Hammersmith

Released on 27th June 1981, No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith was Motorhead’s first live album. It reached no.1 in the UK album charts, capitalising on the preceding success of the St Valentine’s Day Massacre (with Girlschool) and Ace of Spades.  However, Lemmy believed its success was due to a building anticipation from their fan base for … Continue reading Classic Rock Albums: No Sleep ’til Hammersmith

Classic Rock Albums: Misplaced Childhood

It's hard to believe that the classic Marillion album 'Misplaced Childhood' is now 35 years old! Released on 17 June 1985, the album was for many their gateway into the music of Marillion. It remained in the UK charts for a total of 41 weeks, peaking at number one and ultimately gaining Platinum status.  Featuring … Continue reading Classic Rock Albums: Misplaced Childhood