Record Gallery #7

The Car - The Cars
The Clash - London Calling
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery

The Car - The Cars (1978)
The debut album from The Cars.  One of the first new wave bands to hit it big.  A fresh new sound at the time and a nice relieve from the disco era that had FINALLY begun to pass.  Released just as I was finishing Junior High School and entering my formative years.

The Clash - London Calling (1979)
A true punk era band hitting their stride.  This album was a logical progression from the above mentioned Cars album as it came out about nine months later.  A similar off-beat quality, but with a decidedly harder edge.  Quite possibly another step toward a youthful rebellion.  :)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
An album that came out way before I took a liking to it.  I don't recall exactly when progressive art rock music began to appeal to me, but my best guess would be somewhere around 1983.  My first exposure to ELP had been about 5 years earlier when Austin Sweeney —who was a few years older than I, found three abandon kittens and named them Emerson, Lake & Palmer.  The reference escaped me at the time, but once I discovered their music it stuck with me…to this day obviously!
December 15, 2006 @ 12:57 pm | Category:
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