Out of 2021 – Into 2022

I’m slightly more ahead of the game this year than last year, as this is my official follow-up to my ‘favourite things‘, favourite digital shows & favourite in-person shows posts; a round-up of 2021 and a glance ahead to 2022. The main thing dominating the blog in 2021 was motivation – or lack thereof. It’s […]

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#MindTheBand 2021: round-up

As seems to be the norm for my challenge weeks now, here’s an incredibly belated round-up… It’s a good thing I was pretty good at updating the daily diary entry, as well as eventually getting a few proper posts done – though not as many as I had planned. To be honest, given how inconsistent […]

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#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Parallel Lines

The VitalsRelease date: 23 September 1978UK chart peak: #1Running time: 39:06Singles: Picture This (#12), Hanging on the Telephone (#5), Heart of Glass (#1), Sunday Girl (#1) Although Blondie had enjoyed success prior to Parallel Lines, this was the album that brought them attention across the globe, hitting the top 40 in Italy & Finland (#11), Norway […]

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#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

The VitalsRelease date: 5 January 1973UK chart peak: #41 (1985)Running time: 37:08Singles: Blinded by the Light, Spirit in the Night Though Bruce Springsteen’s debut album received pretty positive reviews, that didn’t translate into immediate chart success – Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. peaked at #60 in the USA, #71 in Australia, and #35 in Sweden. It made […]

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#MindTheBand: “Discovering The Classics” – Exodus

  The VitalsRelease date: 3 June 1977UK chart peak: #8Running time: 37:24Singles: 1977 – Exodus (#14), Waiting in Vain (#27), Jamming/Punky Reggae Party (#9); 1980 – Three Little Birds (#17); 1984 – One Love/People Get Ready (#5) Originally released on Island Records, Exodus is considered both a critical and commercial success, receiving gold certifications in the […]

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Out of 2020 – Into 2021

I’ve ummed and ahhed over doing this sort of post, but (now the end of January is in sight) I’ve finally decided that I might as well follow up my ‘favourite things‘ post with a bit of a round-up – and some kind of look forward. One thing that I did manage was to get […]

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