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U2, Wide Awake in America, 1985 on Island Records.

U2, Wide Awake in America, 1985 on Island Records. My copy is the 2018 remaster & reissue by UMC I always thought of this as sort of a…

Level 42, World Machine, 1985 on Polydor.

Level 42, World Machine, 1985 on Polydor. The sound of the mid-80s. There is something about you, baby, so right. Actually a really solid album not just that…

The Pogues: Rum Sodomy & The Lash, 1985 on Stiff Records.

The Pogues: Rum Sodomy & The Lash, 1985 on Stiff Records. Second album from the celtic punk band fronted by Shane MacGowan. Produced by Elvis Costello

94 East, Minneapolis Genius (The Historic 1977 Recordings), 1985 on Hot Pink Records

94 East, Minneapolis Genius (The Historic 1977 Recordings), 1985 on Hot Pink Records Six songs from the beginning of Prince’s career My copy direct from Pepe Willie’s stash,…

Prince and the Revolution, Around the World In a Day, 1985 on Paisely Park

Prince and the Revolution, Around the World In a Day, 1985 on Paisely Park The follow up to Purple Rain – recorded largely in the Flying Cloud Drive…

a-ha, Hunting High And Low (The Early Alternate Mixes), 2019 on Rhino / Warner

a-ha, Hunting High And Low (The Early Alternate Mixes), 2019 on Rhino / Warner The original¬† Hunting High And Low was 1985. Yes, this is the album kicked…

Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy, 1985 on Reprise / Blanco y Negro

Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy, 1985 on Reprise / Blanco y Negro William Reid and Jim Reid What a profoundly impactful and cool album this was – sweet…

The Alarm, Strength, 1985 on I.R.S. Records.

The Alarm, Strength, 1985 on I.R.S. Records. Did 15 year-old me even understand the difference between being Welsh (The Alarm), Irish (U2), and Scottish (Big Country)? Probably not,…

Sade, Promise, 1985 on Portrait

Sade, Promise, 1985 on Portrait¬† (a CBS sublabel). The trio of Diamond Life (1984), Promise (1985), and Stronger Than Pride (1988) is unparalleled Sade Found this gem at…

A Few, It’s A Wonderful Life, 1985 on Gark.

A Few, It’s A Wonderful Life, 1985 on Gark. Gark was (is?) A Minneapolis label owned by Dave Pinsky who released records by A Few, Angle Park, Gear…

‘Til Tuesday, Voices Carry, 1985 on Epic.

‘Til Tuesday, Voices Carry, 1985 on Epic. My first exposure to Aimee Mann through MTV at the time. Via Planet Score Records in St. Louis MO

O Positive, Only Breathing, 1985 on Throbbing Lobster records.

O Positive, Only Breathing, 1985 on Throbbing Lobster records. Boston based alternative band from the 80s – whose singer now teaches entertainment law at The Northeastern University College…

13th Floor Elevators, Fire In My Bones, 1985 on Texas Archive Recordings.

13th Floor Elevators, Fire In My Bones, 1985 on Texas Archive Recordings. Side: A live from the “Sump N’ Else” TV show (Dallas, 1966). Side B a mix…

The March Violets, Electric Shades, 1985 on Relativity

The March Violets, Electric Shades, 1985 on Relativity Tom Ashton, Cleo Murray, Loz Elliott, Simon Denbigh – great 80s goth out of Leeds UK Via Academy Records

Suzanne Vega, self-titled, 1985 on A&M

Suzanne Vega, self-titled, 1985 on A&M Her debut album – already such strong songwriting and performance style – Marlene on the Wall, The Queen and the Soldier, Undertow….

The Breakfast Club, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1985 on A&M.

The Breakfast Club, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1985 on A&M. One of the movies I’ve seen the most in my life (alongside Princess Bride and Stop Making Sense)….

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Dig Yourself, 1985 on Rounder

Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Dig Yourself, 1985 on Roiunder Their second album. Turns out Barrence is a local and I run into him frequently at The Record…

Fishbone, self-titled EP, 1985 on Columbia.

Fishbone, self-titled EP, 1985 on Columbia. A little ska party today, including U.G.L.Y. and of course “Party at Ground Zero” Via Academy Records NYC

Echo & The Bunnymen, Songs to Learn & Sing, 1985 on Sire / Korova

Echo & The Bunnymen, Songs to Learn & Sing, 1985 on Sire / Korova Compilation of previously released songs other than “Bring on the Dancing Horses” One of…

Simply Red, Picture Book, 1985 on Elektra.

Simply Red, Picture Book, 1985 on Elektra. This is such a solidly great debut album – Mick Hucknall, Toney Bowers, Chris Joyce, Tim Kellett, Sylvan Richardson, and Fritz…