Tue, 19 January 2021
Part 1 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey as we discuss our favorite albums of 1980.
- Recorded via Zoom
- Jay turned 13, Phil turned 11 in '80
- U.S. boycotted the Summer Olympics
- Major deaths: Lennon, Bonham, Bon Scott, Ian Curtis, Darby Crash
- Sony Walkman went on sale in the U.S.
- Solid Gold made its debut
- Blondie had the #1 single of the year with "Call Me"
- Disco was fading, new wave and hard rock was gaining prominence
- The never-opened Christopher Cross album
- A lot of good albums came out this year
- Phil's favorite non-top 5 albums: The Feelies, The Jam, Soft Boys, Elvis Costello, X, B-52s, The Clash, Joe Jackson, Devo, Dire Straits, Blondie, Loverboy (!), UB40, Genesis, Prince, Pete Townshend, J. Geils Band, Steely Dan, Bowie, VH,
- Jay was out of the music loop for 6 weeks in early '80 while in India
- "Have you seen Kumar's grades?"
- Jay's favorite non-top 5 albums: The Police, VH, X, Prince, Townshend, Feelies, Joy Division, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, The Beat, Squeeze, The Cure, Teenage Head, The Cars, John Lennon
- To be continued
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