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It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 20:26
by Matt Wilson
1979: post punk, new wave, and the last vestiges of 'classic rock.' What's your poison? Choose five.
And folks, let me reiterate: If I didn't list your fave LP of 1979, merely vote for four choices and list the fifth choice as a comment. But don't vote for five and then mention the missing album in a comment. Thanks!

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 20:37
by robertff
Wonder how many of these would feature in anyone's top 100 albums compared to the previous list?



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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 20:40
by Diamond Dog
Pretenders, Young, SLF, Led Zeppelin, PIL.

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 20:45
by GoogaMooga
Clash
Michael Jackson
Pretenders
Neil Young
Undertones

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 10:14
by soundchaser
Hmm, must have missed this one. Very tough keeping it to just 5. I went with the ones that were dearest to me:

Armed Forces.
The Wall.
Rust Never Sleeps.
Squeezing Out Sparks.
The Undertones.

Would like to have included London Calling, Off The Wall & Look Sharp in this Top 5.

Quite a few on this list that wouldn’t have meant that much to me, though.

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 12:58
by Minnie the Minx
Yeah, I need more than 5 votes otherwise I’m gonna be like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s fucking Choice.

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 13:08
by Mike Boom
Tusk
Armed Forces
Squeezing Out Sparks
Rust
Tension

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 14:05
by Dr. Baron
LIKE FLIES ON FUCKING SHERBET

Off The Wall
Tusk
Rust Never Sleeps
Different Kind of Tension

Pretty good year!

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 15:23
by Matt Wilson
I remembered you liked that album when I typed it. Then I realized I misspelled the title.

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 15:47
by Positive Passion
Minnie the Minx wrote:Yeah, I need more than 5 votes otherwise I’m gonna be like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s fucking Choice.



REALLY!!!???!!

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 15:52
by Minnie the Minx
Positive Passion wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Yeah, I need more than 5 votes otherwise I’m gonna be like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s fucking Choice.



REALLY!!!???!!


:D

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 16:04
by Positive Passion
Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Yeah, I need more than 5 votes otherwise I’m gonna be like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s fucking Choice.



REALLY!!!???!!


:D


I was torn between that comment and asking if you were referring to the porn version.

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 17:34
by Rock Wankman
Rust Never Sleeps
Highway To Hell
Unknown Pleasures
Deguello
Metal Box

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 17:48
by Carlsson
It was still the prog goons for me in 1979 (and '89, '99, '09) with a few exceptions - I adored Joy Division.

I went for

AC/DC
Young
Joy Division
ZZ

[It's great to see 'old Neil' leading the way. Good lad]






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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 20:13
by John aka Josh
Could easily have picked more than the four I did (Pretenders, Van Morrison, Costello & Jam), being particularly partial to the Graham Parker, SLF, Undertones, Joy Division & Clash, plus think that I'm likely to enjoy the Neil Young & AC/DC much more now than I did at the time.

My fifth vote goes to the masterwork that is the Yachts first, eponymous album with its cracking tunes, cheesy organ, excellent guitar (tho' the aggression displayed live wasn't fully transmitted to recordings) and wonderful lyrics.


Available in red and blue sleeves, I prefer the red.

Image




The one that should have been a monster:


Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 20:19
by Tom Waits For No One
Just can't do it!

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 03 Nov 2019, 04:19
by Muskrat
I had to strain a bit on this one -- which probably shows.

Live Rust
Highway to Hell
Tusk
Off the Wall
Labour of Lust

Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Posted: 06 Nov 2019, 16:53
by Matt Wilson
Well, I guess this isn't going to make two pages so I might as well sum up. Didn't think Rust Never Sleeps would come out on top, though I knew if I included The Pretenders in a 1979 poll it would do well. The LP is mostly listed as 1980 but the Rhino CD and wiki say December 27, 1979 so I went with that. Not as many people voted in this poll as they did in the 1969 one.