Albums Released This Week (June 27 – July 3)

Here’s a sampling of the best music ever made! – great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop which were released this week (and some related albums of note):


Jun 27

The Mothers Of Invention —— Freak Out! ► Art Rock >> 1966
Grateful Dead —— From The Mars Hotel ► Psychedelic Rock >> 1974
Lee Aaron —— Call Of The Wild ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Chaka Khan —— Destiny ► Funk >> 1986
Jethro Tull —— 20 Years Of Jethro Tull ► Prog Rock >> 1988
Ranking Roger —— Radical Departure ► Ska >> 1988
The B-52’s —— Cosmic Thing ► New Wave Pop-Rock >> 1989
Don Henley —— The End Of The Innocence ► Pop-Rock >> 1989
Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Black Moon ► Prog Rock >> 1992
Beck —— One Foot In The Grave ► AA Pop-Rock >> 1994
Neil Young —— Mirror Ball ► Folk-Rock >> 1995
Bon Jovi —— These Days ► Arena Rock >> 1995
HammerFall —— Glory To The Brave ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Chuck Berry —— The Anthology ► Rock n Roll >> 2000


Jun 28

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Come And Get These Memories ► Soul – Motown >> 1963
Manfred Mann —— Mighty Garvey! ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Elton John —— Caribou ► Pop-Rock >> 1974
The Soft Boys —— Underwater Moonlight ► Post-Punk/Psych-Folk >> 1980
Jon Lord —— Before I Forget ► Hard Rock >> 1982
Men at Work —— Cargo ► Synth-Pop >> 1983
AC/DC —— Fly On The Wall ► Hard Rock >> 1985
Amy Grant —— Lead Me On ► Pop-Rock/Christian >> 1988
House Of Pain —— Same As It Ever Was ► West Coast/Hardcore Rap >> 1994


Jun 29

Pink Floyd —— A Saucerful Of Secrets ► Prog Rock >> 1968
Great White —— Once Bitten… ► Heavy Metal >> 1987
Whitney Houston —— Whitney ► Pop >> 1987
Billy Idol —— Cyberpunk ► Electronica >> 1993
Blind Guardian —— Nightfall In Middle-Earth ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1992
Barbra Streisand —— Back To Broadway ► Easy Listening >> 1993
Jeff Beck —— Crazy Legs ► Rock n Roll >> 1993
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Liberator ► New Wave Synth-Pop >> 1993
Styx —— Brave New World ► Prog/Art Rock >> 1999
Alice In Chains —— Nothing Safe: Best Of The Box ► Heavy Metal >> 1999
Grand Funk Railroad —— Thirty Years Of Funk: 1969 – 1999 ► Hard Rock >> 1999
The Cure —— The Cure ► Post-Punk >> 2004


Jun 30

Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills 2 ► Folk-Rock >> 1971
Sly & The Family Stone —— Fresh ► Soul-Funk >> 1973
Kiss —— Love Gun ► Hard Rock >> 1977
Queen —— The Game ► Glam Rock >> 1980
Big Country —— The Seer ► New Wave/Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1986
Madonna —— True Blue ► Dance-Pop >> 1986
Various Artists —— La Bamba [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock >> 1987
Neil Young —— Life ► Folk-Rock >> 1987
Biohazard —— Biohazard ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal >> 1990
Mary Chapin Carpenter —— Come On Come On ► Country-Folk >> 1992
P.J. Harvey —— Dry ► Indie Rock >> 1992
Skinny Puppy —— Last Rights ► Alt. Rock – Industrial >> 1992
Bonnie Tyler —— Natural Force ► Pop Vocals (Female) >> 1992
The Chills —— Soft Bomb ► Alt Indie Rock >> 1992
The Clarks —— Love Gone Sour Suspicion And Bad Debt ► Garage Rock >> 1994
Iron Savior —— Iron Savior ► Heavy Metal/Power Metal >> 1997
Earth, Wind & Fire —— Plugged In & Live ► Soul-Funk >> 1998
Wilco —— Wilco (The Album) ► Alt. Country-Rock >> 2009


Jul 01

Elvis Presley —— Loving You ► Rock n Roll >> 1957
Jackie DeShannon —— Lonely Girl ► Pop-Rock >> 1968
The Band —— Music From Big Pink ► Folk-Rock >> 1968
Cactus —— Cactus ► Hard Rock >> 1970
Donny Hathaway —— Everything Is Everything ► Soul >> 1970
The Beach Boys —— Summertime Blues ► Pop-Rock >> 1970
Ray Campi & His Rockabilly Rebels —— Born To Rock ► Rockabilly >> 1977
The Korgis —— The Korgis ► Pop-Rock >> 1979
The Korgis —— Dumb Waiters ► Pop-Rock >> 1980
Loudness —— Disillusion ► Heavy Metal/Japanese >> 1984
Ray Davies —— Return To Waterloo [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock >> 1985
Wham! —— Music From The Edge Of Heaven ► Pop-Rock >> 1986
Green Day —— 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours ► Alt. Rock >> 1991
Rick Wakeman —— Black Nights At The Court Of Ferdinand IV ► Prog Rock >> 1991
Cannibal Corpse —— Butchered At Birth ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1991
Hole —— Pretty On The Inside ► Grunge >> 1991
East 17 —— Walthamstow ► Dance-Pop >> 1993
Wolfstone —— Year Of The Dog ► Celtic Rock >> 1994
Blues Traveler —— Straight On Till Morning ► Alt Country Rock >> 1997
Roy Buchanan —— Live ► Blues-Rock >> 1999


Jul 02

The Jazz Crusaders —— Chile Con Soul ► Jazz Fusion >> 1965
The Jazz Crusaders —— Live At Newport ► Jazz Fusion >> 1966
Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Rust Never Sleeps ► Folk-Rock >> 1979
Foreigner —— 4 ► Arena Rock >> 1981
Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Imperial Bedroom ► Alt. Pop-Rock >> 1982
The Time —— Ice Cream Castle ► Funk >> 1984
Lyle Lovett —— Lyle Lovett ► Alt. Country >> 1986
Devo —— Smooth Noodle Maps ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk New Wave >> 1990
Alice Cooper —— Hey Stoopid ► Heavy Metal/Shock Metal >> 1991
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Into The Great Wide Open ► Album Rock >> 1991
Crowded House —— Woodface ► Pop-Rock >> 1991
Asia —— Arena ► Prog Rock >> 1996
Blues Traveler —— Live From The Fall ► Alt Country Rock >> 1996
Dave Matthews Band —— Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King ► AA Pop-Rock >> 2009


Jul 03

Ronnie Wood —— Now Look ► Hard Rock >> 1975
The Jacksons —— Triumph ► Soul/pop >> 1980
Lindsey Buckingham —— Go Insane ► Pop-Rock >> 1984
The Allman Brothers Band —— Seven Turns ► Southern Rock >> 1990
Cryptopsy —— None So Vile ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal >> 1996
Blackmail —— Do Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep? ► Post-Grunge >> 2000
Various Artists —— G-A-Y ► Dance-Pop >> 2000

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  1. #1 by LeahGomez19569 on July 2, 2011 - 10:23 am

    Did you know I was there with The Grateful Dead on Folsom Street in San Francisco, CA. At Columbia Records as a R.I.A. Second Engineer Student/Friend in 1974 and non of the wives or girlfriends were allowed to sit in with The Grateful Dead as they recorded The Mars Hotel by Roy Segal who was their Recording Engineer. Cheers!

  2. #2 by LeahGomez19569 on July 2, 2011 - 10:34 am

    By the way, The Great Dead recorded in Studio A in the evenings and I like all their songs especially Money Money, with Bob Weir’s vocals on it it was fun when I watched them juggle lemons when they overdubbed the vocals and Jerry Garcia would record sitting down near the console. To me, he was the most incredible gutarist ever.

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