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This week’s album from my collection comes from the guys from Austin, Texas, Dangerous Toys. Their debut album rocked! Coming out at the perfect time, it put them map on the rock n’ roll map. Over the years I’ve become friends with singer, Jason McMaster. Great guy, awesome front man.

I got this record for cheap at a record store out of state. It was apparently a radio station copy. Check out the video….

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Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with his forthcoming studio album, Parker McCollum is following up his breakout major label debut, Gold Chain Cowboy, Never Enough , out May 12 (MCA Nashville). McCollum earned his first-ever No. 1 hit with his double-platinum certified premiere single, "Pretty Heart," and his follow-up gold certified single, "To Be Loved by You," also hit No.


Ten Albums That Had A Major Impact On Music In The 80s

Far Out magazine recently posted 10 albums that changed the 80s. You can see their story here. Here they are in no particular order.

What would you add to the list?

  • Bruce Springsteen - Born In The u.s.a.

    Bruce’s 7th album dropped in June of 1984.

  • Rush - Moving pictures

    I’m still searching for an original on vinyl. The 8th album from the Canadian legends, it came out on February 12th, 1981.

  • The Stone Roses - The stone roses

    I’ll admit, I don’t know much about this album. It came out in May of 1989.

  • The Cure - disintegration

    This is one of those bands I never got into. This album came out May 2, 1989.

  • Kate Bush - hounds of love

    Ok, I know nothing about this album. Of course it featured “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)”.

  • Metallica - Master of puppets

    I mean, a true metal classic! It dropped on March 3, 1986 and has stood the test of time.

  • R.E.M. - Murmer

    Again, not in my wheelhouse, but I can see how this band had a huge impact on music in the 80s. This album came out on April 2, 1983.

  • Guns N' Roses - Appetite for destruction

    From the opening chord, you knew this album was going to be a monster. A rock anthem from start to finish, it came out on July 21, 1987.

  • Prince - Purple Rain

    What An Album! This record is a masterpiece. It came out on June 25, 1984.

  • U2 - The Joshua Tree

    One of U2’s biggest album, it came out on March 9, 1987.

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