#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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#MindTheBand 2021: Diary

I should be out and about pretty much every day of this extended challenge week, so I thought I might as well keep a diary of sorts – even if half of it will probably end up being a whinge about work! There will at least be some nice things going on to balance this […]

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#MindTheBand 2020: round-up

Thanks mostly to the phenomenon that is #TimsTwitterListeningParty, 2020 has definitely transitioned from being my year of gigs to a year of albums – and this recent challenge week definitely helped me to up my game again. Not only were two of my most anticipated albums (Queen + Adam Lambert and The Jaded Hearts Club) […]

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