The Future Sound of London - Lifeforms
The Future Sound of London - Lifeforms

The Future Sound of London - Lifeforms

Joseph Majsterski
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street

The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street

Maybe it was the setting. The dank, suffocating basement of a French villa on the Riviera that used to be the vacation getaway for a high ranking Nazi officer was far from the ideal place to make a record. The guitars were constantly falling out of tune, the rooms were too small, such that musicians would be in different rooms alone, trying to play cohesively despite the maze of electrical cords and wonky acoustics, and the heat and stifling humidity made everyone miserable.

Steve Ricciutti
Nirvana - Nevermind
Nirvana - Nevermind

Nirvana - Nevermind

John Plowright

The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour

Kevin Orton
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

John Plowright
The Stooges - Fun House
The Stooges - Fun House

The Stooges - Fun House

Mark Moody
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Jack Kiser
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance

January 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Pere Ubu’s debut album, The Modern Dance.  Sole constant and leader, David Thomas, would likely dismiss a milestone such as that as not accounting for much in the scheme of things.  Perhaps it doesn’t, but taking a hard left from the New York punk scene of the day, Cleveland based Pere Ubu have made a career of “letting their freak flag fly” and not following the trend of the day if they were ever even aware of what the trend may have been. 

Mark Moody
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Replacements - Let It Be

The Replacements - Let It Be

Jon Burke
The Chameleons - Strange Times
The Chameleons - Strange Times

The Chameleons - Strange Times

Jon Burke
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

Jon Burke
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Jon Burke