Category Archives: Top 200

Posts pertaining to my top 200 albums

#88 Loverboy – Get Lucky (1981)

I have reminisced earlier on this blog (and to be sure, I will again before I’m done) on the early 1980’s hard rock explosion. Loverboy was right smack in the middle of it. The band’s self titled debut turned into a … Continue reading

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#89 Prince – 1999 (1982)

Prince….Minneapolis….1980’s. These 3 things are forever linked in music history. While the Purple One had a one off #11 hit in 1979 with “I Wanna Be Your Lover”  , when releasing his career launching 5th album 1999, he was still … Continue reading

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#90 Joe Firstman – El Porto (2009)

It’s funny how things can be cyclical. Joe Firstman lit out on the old dog out of Charlotte, North Carolina in his early 20’s for the bright lights of Los Angeles. Leaving the Dirty South for La La Land. I … Continue reading

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#91 The Replacements – Don’t Tell A Soul (1989)

The Replacements. Well that’s probably what you call them. But if you were there, then you know that they’re simply The Mats. You can have Seattle and Athens because for my money there was no more influential time and place … Continue reading

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#92 Van Halen – Women And Children First (1980)

One of the drawbacks to my blog is that there are so many instances of bands I like so much that when I switched over to digital I replaced the cassettes with Greatest Hits and Anthologies. This leaves some artist … Continue reading

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#93 Billy Squier – Here and Now (1989)

The 1980’s didn’t end the way they started for Billy Squier. The curse of the “Rock Me Tonite” video was too much to overcome. After stringing together 3 straight Platinum selling albums (Don’t Say No, Emotions In Motion & Signs … Continue reading

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#94 Piper – Piper (1976)

Who the hell is Piper? My guess is most people reading this have never heard of this band. But Piper was the band that Billy Squier played in before there was a….well….Billy Squier. After kicking around for several years in various … Continue reading

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