December 14: London Calling by The Clash was released 35 years ago

The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in Engines stop running and the wheat is growing thin A nuclear error, but I have no fear London is drowning-and I live by the river I walked home from the local grocery store Ringdal exactly 35 years ago today with a plastic bag containing this double album by The Clash. …

December 11: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)

… Lennon presents everything on the surface, and the song titles — “Mother,” “I Found Out,” “Working Class Hero,” “Isolation,” “God,” “My Mummy’s Dead” — illustrate what each song is about, and charts his loss of faith in his parents, country, friends, fans, and idols. It’s an unflinching document of bare-bones despair and pain, but for all its nihilism, it …

December 6: The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet was released in 1968

December 6: The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet was released in 1968 Beggars Banquet is the seventh British and ninth American studio album The Rolling Stones. It was released 6th December 1968 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States. The album was a return to a more rootsy rock for the band after the psychedelic “experiment”, Their Satanic Majesties Request. The Rolling Stones …

December 5: Rolling Stones Let it Bleed was released in 1969 45 years ago

“Rape, murder, it’s just a shot away, it’s just a shot away.” Rolling Stones Let it Bleed 1969 Let It Bleed is the eighth British and tenth American album by  The Rolling Stones, released 5th December 1969. Released shortly after the band’s 1969 American Tour, it is the  last album by the band to feature Brian Jones as well as the first to feature Mick …

December 4: The Beatles released Beatles For Sale 1964

Beatles for Sale is the fourth studio album by the Beatles, it was released on 4 December 1964 and produced by George Martin. The album marked a minor turning point in the evolution of the Lennon–McCartney partnership, John Lennon particularly now showing interest in composing songs of a more autobiographical nature. I’m a Loser shows Lennon for the first time coming under the influence of Bob Dylan, whom he …

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