50 Years, 50 Albums 1976: Boston ‘Boston’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1976: Boston ‘Boston’

There are very few albums where every song on it has become a recognizable hit, especially a debut album! This is true for Boston’s first LP behind the genius of Tom Scholz, an MIT graduate with a Master’s degree from that esteemed university. When first signed to a record label (Epic) they wanted him to…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1994: Soundgarden ‘Superunknown’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1994: Soundgarden ‘Superunknown’

This is the 4th album from Soundgarden and definitely their breakthrough record. Superunknown was recorded shortly after the 1992 Lollapalooza tour and supporting the previous album Badmotorfinger, which gave us songs like “Outshined” and “Rusty Cage.” Superunknown was released in March of 1994 with the first single released in February of that year. “Spoonman” launched…

50 Years, 50 Albums 2004: Green Day ‘American Idiot’

50 Years, 50 Albums 2004: Green Day ‘American Idiot’

Stolen recordings led to one of Green Day’s best albums! While working on a new album (Cigarettes and Valentines) master tapes were somehow stolen, so the band decided to start from scratch leaving C & V behind. American Idiot, a “Punk Rock Opera”, was born. With the anti-hero “Jesus of Suburbia”, as “Tommy” from The…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1980: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Blizzard of Ozz’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1980: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Blizzard of Ozz’

When Ozzy was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979, he has stated in many interviews that he thought he was finished with his career, when in fact he was just starting a brilliant solo legacy. Blizzard introduced us to the incredible Randy Rhoads, who co-wrote with Ozzy, and songs that have become classic metal hits!¬†We…

50 Years, 50 Albums 1971: Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1971: Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’

Welcome to Week 1 of our yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration. This week, we celebrate the year we went on the air, 1971. Sticky Fingers was the first album on “Rolling Stones Records” which first featured the Lips and Tongue logo. It also gave the band complete control over the music and artwork. Sticky Fingers album…