Category: Feature LP

Sunday 4/18/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Alice Cooper – Detroit Stories (2021)

Detroit Stories is the twenty-first solo and twenty-eighth overall studio album by American singer-songwriter Alice Cooper. The album was released on February 26, 2021, by earMUSIC. The studio album crowned Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated March 03, 2021) debuting at No. 1. It was the first chart-topper for Cooper in the 29-year history of the Top Album Sales chart.

  1. “Rock & Roll” 4:43
  2. “Go Man Go” 2:40
  3. “Our Love Will Change the World” 3:39
  4. “Social Debris” 3:05
  5. “$1000 High Heel Shoes” 3:29
  6. “Hail Mary” 3:15
  7. “Detroit City 2021” 3:20
  8. “Drunk and in Love” 3:52
  9. “Independence Dave” 2:57
  10. “I Hate You” 2:34
  11. “Wonderful World” 3:20
  12. “Sister Anne” 4:47
  13. “Hanging On by a Thread (Don’t Give Up)” 3:36
  14. “Shut Up and Rock” 2:09
  15. “East Side Story” 2:52

Alice Cooper – vocals, backing vocals (track 1, 6, and 7), harp (track 8, 12, and 15)
Michael Bruce – guitar (tracks 4 and 10), vocals (track 10)
Dennis Dunaway – bass (tracks 4 and 10), guitar (track 10), vocals (track 10)
Neal Smith – drums (tracks 4 and 10), vocals (track 10)
Bob Ezrin – organ (track 1), percussion (tracks 1, 2, and 6), Piano (track 3), backing vocals (tracks 1–3, tracks 6–7, track 10, tracks 13–15), programming (tracks 10, and 13), keyboards (track 13)
Johnny “Bee” Bedanjek – drums (tracks 1–3, tracks 5–10, tracks 12, 13 and 15), backing vocals (track 1)
Garret Bielaniec – guitar (tracks 1–3, tracks 5–10, tracks 12–15)
Tommy Henriksen – guitar (tracks 2–4, tracks 6–7, tracks 9–10), percussion (tracks 3, 4 and 10), backing vocals (tracks 2–4, tracks 6–7, tracks 9–10, tracks 13–14), programming (tracks 10, and 13)
Wayne Kramer – guitar (tracks 2–3, tracks 5–7, tracks 9–10, tracks 12–13, and track 15), backing vocals (tracks 1, 12, and 15)
Paul Randolph – bass (tracks 1–3, tracks 5–10, tracks 12–13, and track 15), backing vocals (tracks 1, 12, and 15)
Joe Bonamassa – guitar (tracks 1, and 8)
Mark Farner – guitar (tracks 2, 7, 12, and 15), backing vocals (tracks 12, and 15)
Steve Hunter – guitar (track 1), lead guitar (track 13)
Tommy Denander – guitar (tracks 10, and 14), keyboards (tracks 10, and 13)
Steven Crayn – lead guitar (track 4)
Matthew Smith – guitar (track 13)
Rick Tedesco – guitar (tracks 4, and 10)
Carla Camarillo – backing vocals (tracks 5, and 9)
Calico Cooper – backing vocals (tracks 1, and 3)
Sheryl Cooper – backing vocals (tracks 1, and 3)
Camilla Sledge – backing vocals (track 5)
Debra Sledge – backing vocals (track 5)
Tanya Thillet – backing vocals (track 5)
Keith Kaminski – saxophone (track 5)
Jimmy Lee Sloas – bass (track 14)
Larry Mullen Jr – drums (track 14)
John Rutherford – trombone (track 5)
James Shelton – organ (tracks 1, and 5)
Walter White – trumpet (track 5)

Sunday 4/18/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: The Rembrandts (1990)

The Rembrandts is the first album by the American pop rock duo The Rembrandts released on September 4, 1990 by Atco Records.

  1. “Just the Way It Is, Baby” 4:06
  2. “Save Me” 4:43
  3. “Someone” 3:49
  4. “Show Me Your Love” 3:10
  5. “New King” 2:42
  6. “Every Secret Thing” 3:50
  7. “If Not for Misery” 3:23
  8. “Moonlight on Mt. Hood” 0:25
  9. “Goodnight” 1:28
  10. “Burning Timber” 3:32
  11. “Confidential Information” 3:11
  12. “Everyday People” 5:04
  13. “Follow You Down” 4:04

Phil Solem – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
Danny Wilde – vocals, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion

David Zeman – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, accordion
Pat Mastelotto – drums, percussion

Friday 4/16/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Departure (1980)

Departure is the sixth studio album by American rock band Journey. It was released on February 29, 1980, by Columbia Records.

Departure was Journey’s highest-charting album to that point, giving them their first appearance in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album charts, peaking at No. 8. The album includes “Any Way You Want It”, the lead off track and top 25 single.

The album featured an edgier sound, thanks partly to the “live in studio” way the songs were recorded. The band went into The Automatt studio with 19 tracks, eventually trimming down to 12.

Departure would mark the last full-time studio album appearance of founding member Gregg Rolie, and his penultimate recording with the band: his final contributions would appear on Dream, After Dream, a soundtrack album to the Japanese film of the same name, which would also be released in 1980. Rolie had become tired of life on the road and decided to leave the band after assisting in the selection of his replacement, Jonathan Cain, then of The Babys. Rolie sang lead vocals on only one song on Departure, the ballad “Someday Soon”.

In 1986, Columbia reissued Departure on compact disc in the U.S. and Europe. They subsequently remastered the album in 1996. BMG/Columbia remastered Departure again in 2006 for European, Japanese and American listeners, adding bonus tracks 13 “Natural Thing” and 14 “Little Girl”. Dave Donnelly at DNA Mastering in New York City led the 2006 project.

  1. “Any Way You Want It” 3:22
  2. “Walks Like a Lady” 3:17
  3. “Someday Soon” 3:32
  4. People and Places” 5:05
  5. “Precious Time” 4:49
  6. “Where Were You” 3:01
  7. “I’m Cryin'” 3:43
  8. “Line of Fire” 3:06
  9. “Departure” 0:38
  10. “Good Morning Girl” 1:44
  11. “Stay Awhile” 2:48
  12. “Homemade Love” 2:54
  13. “Natural Thing” 3:43
  14. “Little Girl” 5:47

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Neal Schon – guitars, co-lead vocals on “People and Places”, backing vocals
Gregg Rolie – keyboards, harmonica, co-lead vocals on “Someday Soon”, backing vocals
Ross Valory – bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Smith – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Thursday 4/15/21 10pm ET: Feature LP: Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

Quadrophenia is the sixth studio album by the English rock band the Who, released as a double album on October 26, 1973 by Track Records. It is the group’s second rock opera. Set in London and Brighton in 1965, the story follows a young mod named Jimmy and his search for self-worth and importance. Quadrophenia is the only Who album entirely composed by Pete Townshend.

The group started work on the album in 1972, trying to follow up Tommy and Who’s Next, both of which had achieved substantial critical and commercial success. Recording was delayed while bassist John Entwistle and singer Roger Daltrey recorded solo albums and drummer Keith Moon worked on films. Because a new studio was not finished in time, the group had to use Ronnie Lane’s Mobile Studio. The album makes significant use of Townshend’s multi-track synthesizers and sound effects, as well as Entwistle’s layered horn parts, in addition to the group’s typical playing styles, especially from Moon. Relationships between the group and manager Kit Lambert broke down irretrievably during recording and Lambert had left the band’s service by the time the album was released.

Quadrophenia was released to a positive reception in both the UK and the US, but the resulting tour was marred with problems with backing tapes replacing the additional instruments on the album, and the stage piece was retired in early 1974. It was revived in 1996 with a larger ensemble, and a further tour took place in 2012. The album made a positive impact on the mod revival movement of the late 1970s, and the resulting film adaptation, released in 1979, was successful. The album has been reissued on compact disc several times, and seen a number of remixes that corrected some perceived flaws in the original.

  1. “I Am the Sea” 2:09
  2. “The Real Me” 3:21
  3. “Quadrophenia” 6:14
  4. “Cut My Hair” 3:45
  5. “The Punk and the Godfather” 5:11
  6. “I’m One” (At least) 2:38
  7. “The Dirty Jobs” 4:30
  8. “Helpless Dancer” 2:34
  9. “Is It in My Head?” 3:44
  10. “I’ve Had Enough” 6:15
  11. “5:15” 5:01
  12. “Sea and Sand” 5:02
  13. “Drowned” 5:28
  14. “Bell Boy” (Keith’s theme) 4:56
  15. “Doctor Jimmy” (containing “Is It Me?”, John’s theme) 8:37
  16. “The Rock” 6:38
  17. “Love, Reign o’er Me” 5:49

Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut

  1. “The Real Me” 4:24
  2. “Quadrophenia – Four Overtures” 6:20
  3. “Cut My Hair” 3:28
  4. “Fill No. 1 – Get Out and Stay Out” 1:22
  5. “Quadrophenic – Four Faces” 4:02
  6. “We Close Tonight” 2:41
  7. “You Came Back” 3:16
  8. “Get Inside” 3:09
  9. “Joker James” 3:41
  10. “Ambition” (track supposedly available on Q-Cloud but finally OMITTED)
  11. “Punk” 4:56
  12. “I’m One” 2:37
  13. “Dirty Jobs” 3:45
  14. “Helpless Dancer” 2:16
  15. “Is It in My Head?” 4:12
  16. “Anymore” 3:19
  17. “I’ve Had Enough” 6:21
  18. “Fill No. 2” 1:30
  19. “Wizardry” 3:10
  20. “Sea and Sand” 4:13
  21. “Drowned” 4:14
  22. “Is It Me?” 4:37
  23. “Bell Boy” 5:03
  24. “Doctor Jimmy” 7:28
  25. “Finale – The Rock” 7:57
  26. “Love Reign O’er Me” 5:10

John Entwistle – Bass guitar, French horn, vocals
Roger Daltrey – Lead vocals
Keith Moon – Drums, percussion, vocals
Pete Townshend – Guitars, keyboards, banjo, cello, vocals, sound effects
Jon Curle – newsreader voice on “Cut My Hair”
Chris Stainton – Piano on “The Dirty Jobs”, “5:15”, and “Drowned”

Thursday 4/15/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Bad Company – Straight Shooter (1975)

Straight Shooter is the second studio album by the English supergroup Bad Company. The album was released on April 2, 1975, a month after the release of the single “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” and four months before the album’s second single “Feel Like Makin’ Love”.

The album reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It was certified gold (500,000 units sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America a month after its release. The album was remastered and re-released in 1994.

Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke stated on In the Studio (which devoted an episode to Straight Shooter) that the track “Shooting Star” (written by lead singer, Paul Rodgers) was lyrically inspired by the drug and alcohol-related deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison.

  1. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” 3:35
  2. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” 5:12
  3. “Weep No More” 3:59
  4. “Shooting Star” 6:16
  5. “Deal with the Preacher” 5:01
  6. “Wild Fire Woman” 4:32
  7. “Anna” 3:41
  8. “Call on Me” 6:03
  9. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” (Alternate Vocal & Guitar) 3:21
  10. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Take Before Master) 5:44
  11. “Weep No More” (Early Slow Version) 5:07
  12. “Shooting Star” (Alternate Take) 5:33
  13. “Deal with the Preacher” (Early Version) 5:40
  14. “Anna” (Alternate Vocal) 3:42
  15. “Call on Me” (Alternate Take) 5:45
  16. “Easy on My Soul” (Slow Version) 6:47
  17. “Whiskey Bottle” (Early Slow Version) 3:45
  18. “See the Sunlight” (Previously Unreleased) 4:40
  19. “All Night Long” (Previously Unreleased) 4:47
  20. “Wild Fire Woman” (Alternate Vocal & Guitar) 4:10
  21. “Feel like Makin’ Love” (Harmonica Version) 5:52
  22. “Whiskey Bottle” (B-Side of “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”) 3:48

Paul Rodgers – vocals, guitar, piano
Mick Ralphs – guitar, keyboards
Boz Burrell – bass
Simon Kirke – drums

Thursday 4/15/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Allman Brothers Band – Eat A Peach (1972)

Eat a Peach is the third studio album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band. Produced by Tom Dowd, the album was released on February 12, 1972, in the United States by Capricorn Records. Following their artistic and commercial breakthrough with the release of the live album At Fillmore East (1971), the Allman Brothers Band got to work on their third studio album. Many in the band were struggling, however, with heroin addictions, and checked into rehab to confront these problems. On October 29, 1971, group leader and founder Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in the band’s hometown of Macon, Georgia, making it the final album to feature the guitarist.

Eat a Peach was a mix of studio recordings—both with and without Duane Allman—and recordings from the band’s famed 1971 Fillmore East performances. The album contains the extended half-hour-long “Mountain Jam”, which was long enough to take up two full sides of the original double-LP. Other highlights include vocalist Gregg Allman’s performance of his brother’s favorite song, “Melissa”, plus Dickey Betts’ “Blue Sky”, which went on to become a classic rock radio staple.

The album artwork was created by W. David Powell and J. F. Holmes at Wonder Graphics, and depicts the band’s name on a peach truck, in addition to a large gatefold mural of mushrooms and fairies. The album’s title came from a quote by Duane Allman: “You can’t help the revolution, because there’s just evolution … Every time I’m in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace”.

Issued as a double album in February 1972, Eat a Peach was an immediate commercial success and peaked at number four on Billboard’s Top 200 Pop Albums chart. The album was later certified platinum and remains a top seller in the band’s discography.

  1. “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” 3:40
  2. “Les Brers in A Minor” 9:03
  3. “Melissa” 3:05
  4. “Mountain Jam” (live) 33:38
  5. “One Way Out” (live) 4:58
  6. “Trouble No More” (live) 3:28
  7. “Stand Back” 3:25
  8. “Blue Sky” 5:10
  9. “Little Martha” 2:08

Duane Allman – slide guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar on all tracks except “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More”, “Les Brers in A Minor” and “Melissa”
Dickey Betts – lead guitar, lead vocals on “Blue Sky”
Gregg Allman – lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, acoustic guitar
Berry Oakley – bass guitar
Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, congas
Butch Trucks – drums, percussion, timpani, gong, vibes, tambourine

Wednesday 4/14/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Bangles – All Over The Place (1984)

All Over the Place is the debut studio album by American pop rock band the Bangles. Released May 23, 1984 through Columbia Records, the sound is lively and shows more Bangles collaboration and fewer keyboard overdubs than were used later on their more commercially successful albums. Although the album was not a major commercial success — peaking at #80 on the Billboard 200 albums chart — and didn’t produce a hit, it sold respectably, mostly through steady airplay on college stations. It also gave them the chance to perform as an opening act for Cyndi Lauper and Huey Lewis and the News, and brought the group to the attention of Prince, who would write “Manic Monday”, their first hit.

Two singles were released from this album: “Hero Takes a Fall”, which peaked outside the UK Top 40, and “Going Down to Liverpool”, written by Kimberley Rew of Katrina and the Waves, which won the Bangles the BPI Award, the British equivalent of the Grammy. The video for “Going Down to Liverpool” features Leonard Nimoy, who plays the part of the band’s chauffeur.

The album was reissued in 2008 on the Wounded Bird Records label (WOU 9220) adding a bonus track: “Hero Takes a Fall” (Single Remix). In 2010, UK label Cherry Pop re-released the album with one bonus track, their cover of The Grass Roots “Where Were You When I Needed You”, which was originally released as the b-side to “Hero Takes a Fall”.

  1. “Hero Takes a Fall” 2:54
  2. “Live” 2:36
  3. “James” 2:36
  4. “All About You” 2:26
  5. “Dover Beach” 3:48
  6. “Tell Me” 2:15
  7. “Restless” 2:41
  8. “Going Down to Liverpool” 3:41
  9. “He’s Got a Secret” 2:42
  10. “Silent Treatment” 2:07
  11. “More Than Meets the Eye” 3:19

Susanna Hoffs – rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals
Vicki Peterson – lead guitar, lead and backing vocals
Debbi Peterson – drums, lead and backing vocals
Michael Steele – bass guitar, backing vocals

Wednesday 4/14/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Hooters – Nervous Night (1985)

Nervous Night is the second studio album by American rock band the Hooters, released May 6, 1985 by Columbia Records and on CBS Records in Europe. The album features two of the band’s biggest and best-known hits, “And We Danced” and “Day by Day”, as well as the minor hit, “All You Zombies”, which was a rerecorded version of a single that had first been released in 1982.

  1. “And We Danced” 3:48
  2. Day by Day” 3:24
  3. “All You Zombies” 5:58
  4. “Don’t Take My Car Out Tonight” 3:55
  5. “Hanging on a Heartbeat” 4:20
  6. “Where Do the Children Go” 5:29
  7. “South Ferry Road” 3:43
  8. “She Comes in Colors” 4:12
  9. “Blood from a Stone” 4:13
  10. “Nervous Night” 3:58

Eric Bazilian – lead vocals (tracks 1-3, 5-7, 9-10), guitars, bass, mandolin, saxophone
Rob Hyman – lead vocals (tracks 1-4, 6-8), keyboards, melodica
Andy King – bass guitar, vocals
John Lilley – guitar
David Uosikkinen – drums
Patty Smyth – vocals on “Where Do the Children Go”

Tuesday 4/13/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Candy Dulfer – Saxuality (1990)

Saxuality is the debut album by Dutch alto saxophonist Candy Dulfer. Some versions of the album include the worldwide hit single “Lily Was Here” with Dave Stewart. Released June 8, 1990

The mainly instrumental album debuted on No. 4 in the Dutch album chart and was certified Gold. The album peaked at No. 22 on the US Billboard 200, No. 27 in the UK Albums Chart and sold in excess of one million copies worldwide. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. The album was promoted by a tour in Europe and the United States.

  1. “Lily Was Here” (with Dave Stewart) 4:21
  2. “Pee Wee” 3:50
  3. “Saxuality” 4:12
  4. “So What” 5:00
  5. “Jazzid” 4:21
  6. “Heavenly City” 4:08
  7. “Donja” 5:18
  8. “There Goes the Neighbourhood” 3:55
  9. “Mr. Lee” 4:57
  10. “Get the Funk” 4:15
  11. “Home Is Not a House” 4:11
  12. “Lily Was Here (DNA Remix)” (with Dave Stewart) 4:27

Candy Dulfer – saxophone, keyboards, vocals
Hans Dulfer – tenor saxophone
Fred Anindjola – keyboards
Bobby Van De Berg – keyboards
Dave Stewart – guitar
Ulco Bed – guitar, keyboards, drum programming, synth bass
Michel Van Schie – bass guitar
Dimitri Veltkamp – bass guitar
Edwin Rath – drums
Frans Hendrix – percussion, programming
Martino Latupeirissa – percussion
Patricia Balrak – backing vocals
Wies Ingwersen – backing vocals
Hugh Kanza – backing vocals

Tuesday 4/13/21 12am ET ; Feature LP: Madonna – Music (2000)

Music is the eighth studio album by American singer Madonna, released on September 18, 2000 by Maverick and Warner Bros. Records. Following the success of her previous album Ray of Light (1998), she intended to embark on a tour. However, her record company encouraged her to return to the studio and record new music before going on the road. Her collaboration with French producer Mirwais Ahmadzaï resulted in a more experimental direction for the album, with additional production from William Orbit. Music has an overall dance-pop and electronica vibe, with influences from funk, house, rock, country and folk. The album was mostly recorded at Sarm West and East Studios in London, England. Elaborating a country theme for the album, Madonna reinvented her image as a cowgirl.

Music received critical acclaim from most critics, who praised Ahmadzaï’s unique production. The album earned five Grammy Award nominations, ultimately winning one for Best Recording Package given to art director Kevin Reagan. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked it number 452 on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The record was also a commercial success, debuting at number one in over 23 countries across the world and selling four million copies in its first ten days of release. In the United States, Music debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 420,000 copies, making it her first album to top the chart in more than a decade since Like a Prayer (1989). It was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for three million units shipped in the United States and has sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

The album was promoted with her concerts at Brixton Academy and Roseland Ballroom, as well as several television performances such as the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards and the 43rd Grammy Awards. It was also supported by the Drowned World Tour, which grossed over US$75 million, making it the highest-grossing tour by a solo act of 2001 (the fourth overall). Three singles were released from the album. The lead single, “Music”, topped the record charts in 25 countries worldwide and became Madonna’s 12th and most recent number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It was followed with another Hot 100 top-five hit “Don’t Tell Me” and “What It Feels Like for a Girl” which attained the top-ten position in several countries worldwide. “Impressive Instant” was released as a promotional single in the United States, peaking at number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. “Amazing” was also briefly released as a promotional single in Germany, Spain and Colombia before being withdrawn shortly afterwards.

  1. “Music” 3:44
  2. “Impressive Instant” 3:37
  3. “Runaway Lover” 4:46
  4. “I Deserve It” 4:23
  5. “Amazing” 3:43
  6. “Nobody’s Perfect” 4:58
  7. “Don’t Tell Me” 4:40
  8. “What It Feels Like for a Girl” 4:43
  9. “Paradise (Not for Me)” 6:33
  10. “Gone” 3:24
  11. “American Pie” 4:33

Madonna – vocals, guitars
Steve Sidelnyk – drums
Guy Sigsworth – guitars, keyboards, programming
William Orbit – keyboards, guitars, programming, backing vocals
Mirwais Ahmadzaï – guitars, keyboards, programming
Sean Spuehler – programming
Michel Colombier – string arrangement

Monday 4/12/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago V (1972)

Chicago V is the fourth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released on July 10, 1972. It is notable for being the group’s first single album release, after having released three consecutive double albums and a four-disc box set of live material.

  1. “A Hit by Varèse” 4:56
  2. “All Is Well” 3:52
  3. “Now That You’ve Gone” 5:01
  4. “Dialogue (Part I)” 2:57
  5. “Dialogue (Part II)” 4:13
  6. “While the City Sleeps” 3:53
  7. “Saturday in the Park” 3:56
  8. “State of the Union” 6:12
  9. “Goodbye” 6:02
  10. “Alma Mater” 3:56

Peter Cetera – bass guitar, wah-wah bass, lead and backing vocals
Terry Kath – electric and acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – acoustic piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Hohner Pianet, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, backing vocals
James Pankow – trombone, percussion, backing vocals, brass arrangements
Walter Parazaider – saxophones, flute, percussion, backing vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, congas, antique bells, percussion

Monday 4/12/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Rush – Presto (1990)

Presto is the thirteenth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush. It was released November 21, 1989 by Anthem Records and was the band’s first album released internationally by Atlantic Records following the group’s departure from Mercury. After the Hold Your Fire (1987) tour ended in 1988, the group members reconvened in December to decide their next step and agreed to take six months off before starting on a new album. Presto marked another change in Rush’s sound, with guitar taking a more dominant role in the writing and a reduction in synthesizers and a return towards more guitar-driven arrangements.

Presto reached No. 7 in Canada and No. 16 in the United States. Rush released “Show Don’t Tell,” “The Pass” and “Superconductor” as singles from Presto; the former charted at No. 1 on the U.S. Album Rock Tracks chart. Rush supported the album with the Presto Tour from February to June 1990. Presto reached gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 500,000 copies. The album was remastered in 2004 and 2013, the latter as part of the 2013 box set, The Studio Albums 1989–2007.

1. “Show Don’t Tell” 5:01
2. “Chain Lightning” 4:33
3. “The Pass” 4:52
4. “War Paint” 5:24
5. “Scars” 4:07
6. “Presto” 5:45
7. “Superconductor” 4:47
8. “Anagram (For Mongo)” 4:00
9. “Red Tide” 4:29
10. “Hand over Fist” 4:11
11. “Available Light” 5:03

Sunday 4/11/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Skid Row (1989)

Skid Row is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Skid Row, released on January 24, 1989 by Atlantic Records. After being noticed by manager Doc McGhee, Skid Row signed with Atlantic and began recording its debut. The album was recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with producer Michael Wagener, and received favorable reviews upon its release. The band promoted Skid Row mainly as an opening act on worldwide tours by Bon Jovi and Aerosmith in 1989–1990. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 and was certified 5× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1995 for shipping five million copies in the United States. It generated four singles: “Youth Gone Wild”, “18 and Life”, “I Remember You” and “Piece of Me”, all of which were accompanied by music videos and received heavy rotation on MTV. The album’s commercial and critical success made Skid Row a regular feature in rock magazines and brought the group nationwide popularity.

  1. “Big Guns” 3:36
  2. “Sweet Little Sister” 3:10
  3. “Can’t Stand the Heartache” 3:24
  4. “Piece of Me” 2:48
  5. “18 and Life” 3:50
  6. “Rattlesnake Shake” 3:07
  7. “Youth Gone Wild” 3:18
  8. “Here I Am” 3:10
  9. “Makin’ a Mess” 3:38
  10. “I Remember You” 5:10
  11. “Midnight / Tornado” 4:17

Sebastian Bach – lead vocals
Rachel Bolan – bass, backing vocals
Scotti Hill – lead guitar, backing vocals
Dave Sabo – lead guitar, backing vocals
Rob Affuso – drums, percussion

Sunday 4/11/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Kinks – Give The People What They Want (1981)

Give the People What They Want is the nineteenth studio album by the English rock group the Kinks. It was released in August 1981 in the US but not until January 1982 in Europe. It was delayed because Ray Davies wanted to produce a full-length video for the album but financing fell through. Also scrapped were plans to remix the album for the European market. It was initially aimed to be a statement on the media.

  1. “Around the Dial” 4:45
  2. “Give the People What They Want” 3:45
  3. “Killer’s Eyes” 4:40
  4. “Predictable” 3:31
  5. “Add It Up” 3:14
  6. “Destroyer” 3:47
  7. “Yo-Yo” 4:10
  8. “Back to Front” 3:15
  9. “Art Lover” 3:22
  10. “A Little Bit of Abuse” 3:45
  11. “Better Things” 2:59

Ray Davies – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Dave Davies – guitar, vocals
Jim Rodford – bass
Mick Avory – drums
Ian Gibbons – keyboards
Chrissie Hynde – vocals on “Predictable”, “Add It Up”, “Art Lover” and “A Little Bit of Abuse” (uncredited)

Friday 4/9/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Rolling Stones – Between The Buttons (1967)

Between the Buttons is the fifth British and seventh American studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released January 20, 1967 in the UK and February 11, 1967 in the US as the follow-up to Aftermath. It reflected the Stones’ brief foray into psychedelia and baroque pop balladry during the era.

Sessions for the album began on August 3, 1966 and lasted until the 11th at Los Angeles’ RCA Studios during the Rolling Stones’ 1966 American Tour. David Hassinger was the engineer for the album. It would be the last album produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, who had to this point acted as the band’s manager and produced all of their albums.

With Between the Buttons, virtuoso band member Brian Jones had become less interested in electric guitar as an instrument, and on the album he only contributed electric guitar on one track apiece on the American release and the British version. The album is among the band’s most musically eclectic works; Jones played a wide variety of other instruments including organ, marimba, vibraphone, and kazoo. Piano duties were split by two session players: former Rolling Stones member Ian Stewart and frequent contributor Jack Nitzsche.

As with prior albums, the American and British versions contained slightly different track listings. The American version of Between the Buttons, which includes “Let’s Spend the Night Together” and “Ruby Tuesday”, is on the 2003 and 2012 versions of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Between the Buttons reached number 3 on the British album charts and number 2 on the US Billboard Top LPs chart.

  1. “Let’s Spend the Night Together” 3:38
  2. “Yesterday’s Papers” 2:01
  3. “Ruby Tuesday” 3:16
  4. “Connection” 2:08
  5. “She Smiled Sweetly” 2:44
  6. “Cool, Calm & Collected” 4:17
  7. “All Sold Out” 2:17
  8. “My Obsession” 3:20
  9. “Who’s Been Sleeping Here?” 3:55
  10. “Complicated” 3:15
  11. “Miss Amanda Jones” 2:48
  12. “Something Happened to Me Yesterday” 4:55

Mick Jagger – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (1-2, 7, 8, 10-12), tambourine (2-5, 9, 10), bass drum (4), harmonica (6)
Keith Richards – electric guitar (1, 2, 4, 6-12), backing vocals (1-5, 7, 8, 10-12), acoustic guitar (3, 9, 12), piano (1, 4, 5), bass guitar (1, 4, 5), double bass (3), co-lead vocals (12)
Brian Jones – organ (1, 5, 10), electric guitar (1, 11), accordion (3), recorder (3, 7), vibraphone (1), piano (2), tambourine (4), harmonica (9),
Bill Wyman – bass guitar (2, 3, 6-12), double bass (3), backing vocals (2)
Charlie Watts – drums (all tracks), maracas (10)