Thursday, October 19, 2017

Editions of Musician Magazine (1976-1985)



1976

IssueDateCover
1
Oct
(Music America) School Jazz
2
Nov
(Music America) Career Education Center
3
Dec
(Music America) Synthesizers in the Budget




1977

IssueDateCover
4
Jan
(Music America) Saxophonist
5
Feb-Mar
(Music America) Art Blakey
6
Apr
(Music America) Louis Bellson
7
May-June
(Contemporary Music America) Maynard Ferguson
8


9
Nov-Dec 15
Festivals




1978

IssueDateCover
10
Dec 15-Jan
Charles Mingus
11
Feb 15-Mar
Weather Report
12
May - Jun 15
Ornette Coleman
13
July-Aug 15
McCoy Tyner
14


15

Chick Corea




1979

IssueDateCover
16
Feb
Keith Jarrett
17
Apr
Art and Funk
18
June
Pat Metheny
19
Aug
Frank Zappa
20
Sept-Oct
Steely Dan
21
Nov
Brian Eno




1980

IssueDateCover
22
Jan
Stevie Wonder
23
Mar
The 80's...What's Ahead
24
Apr-May
Bob Marley
25
Jun-July
Bob Seger
26
Aug
Paul McCartney
27
Oct
Jimi Hendrix
28
Nov
Dire Straits
29
Dec
Michael McDonald/Capt. Beefheart




1981

IssueDateCover
30
Feb
Bruce Springsteen
31
Mar
Steely Dan
32
Apr-May
David Byrne
33
June
The Clash
34
July
Tom Petty
35
Aug
Jim Morrison/The Doors
36
Oct
Grateful Dead
37
Nov
Reggae/Black Uhuru
38
Dec
The Police




1982

IssueDateCover
39
Jan
The Cars
40
Feb
Ringo Starr
41
Mar
Miles Davis
42
Apr
Hall & Oates
43
May
Eric Clapton
44
June
Nick Lowe/Graham Parker
45
July
Willie Nelson
46
Aug
Pete Townshend
47
Sept
Eddie Van Halen
48
Oct
Steve Winwood
49
Nov
Neil Young
50
Dec
Billy Joel




1983

IssueDateCover
51
Jan
Joni Mitchell
52
Feb
Joe Jackson
53
Mar
Tom Petty
54
Apr
Bob Seger
55
May
David Bowie
56
June
Andy Summers/The Police
57
July
Bob Marley
58
Aug
The Kinks
59
Sept
Prince
60
Oct
Elvis Costello
61
Nov
Jackson Browne
62
Dec
Keith Richards/Mick Jagger




1984

IssueDateCover
63
Jan
Midnight Oil
64
Feb
Stevie Wonder
65
Mar
Chrissie Hynde
66
Apr
Laurie Anderson
67
May
Thomas Dolby
68
June
Van Halen
69
July
Michael Jackson
70
Aug
Peter Wolf
71
Sept
Judas Priest
72
Oct
Prince
73
Nov
Bruce Springsteen
74
Dec
David Bowie




1985

IssueDateCover
75
Jan
U2
76
Feb
Paul McCartney/Rickie Lee Jones
77
Mar
John Fogerty
78
Apr
Mick Jagger
79
May
Jeff Beck
80
June
Phil Collins
81
July
Sting
82
Aug
Brian Wilson
83
Sept
Dire Straits
84
Oct
John Mellencamp
85
Nov
Talking Heads
86
Dec
Joni Mitchell



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Promo posters as seen on "WKRP in Cincinnati" #29


Tour: Duran Duran - Duran Duran (EMI/Capitol, 1981)
Episode:  Season 4, Episode 8, "Jennifer and the Will"
Original air date: Wednesday, December 2, 1981

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Classic album cover art #23

Billy Squier - Emotions in Motion (1982)


Art direction by Richard Evans
Artwork by Andy Warhol

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

MFD Random Five #24


In which I click the shuffle icon on the iTunes app and listen to the first five songs that pop up from the years 1976-85.


  1. "Feels So Good" (single edit) by Chuck Mangione (1977, A&M)
    This single topped the pop charts in June, 1978; I began playing trumpet in August, 1978. Cosmic coincidence? Not in 12-year-old Mark's mind. I bought the album on cassette and started a 3 or 4 year phase where I'd buy anything Mangione released. I bought the sheet music and discovered there were awful lyrics that didn't quite fit the music:
    There's no place for me to hide
    the thoughts of all
    the times I've cried and felt this pain
    that I have known
    because I need just to hear
    that special something

    And then one day
    you just appeared
    you said "Hello
    let's make love along the way."
    Your name is music to my heart
    I'll always really love you

    Feels so good when I'm with you
    I can't believe you love me too
    with you it feels like it should feel
    feels so good

    I'll trade my baseball cards for you
    Now I can't believe that dreams come true
    with you my smile sticks all the time
    with you the sun will always shine

    Feels so good when I'm with you
    I can't believe you love me too
    with you it feels like it should feel
    feels so good
    Pinback from the MFD archives

  2. "Always Crashing in the Same Car" by David Bowie (1977, RCA)
    Mangione to Bowie: now there's a segue that's about as subtle as a Trump tweet. This track is a deep cut from side one of the Low album. While I prefer side two of that album, this song about the frustration of making the same mistake again and again resonates with me and I dig the guitar work by Ricky Gardiner. And Bowie sounds so calm about crashing as if he's resigned to the fact that he'll be doing this forever.

  3. "California Über Alles" by Dead Kennedys (1979, Alternative Tentacles)
    The band's first single, the lyrics are just as timely today as they were in the late '70s. Over three minutes long; it's much longer than most surf-punk tunes you'll hear.

  4. "Dirty Mind" by Prince (1980, Warner Bros.)
    If this isn't my favorite Prince song, it's certainly in the discussion. Insanely ahead of its time. That keyboard riff over the ostinato bass! Prince, never one to stick to convention, gives us a wonderful bridge but no chorus whatsoever. My friend Jim had this album and sometime in 1982 he let me borrow it for a dub. I arrived at my house and was met by my father in the kitchen. He asked what album I had and I reluctantly showed him the following cover which was met by silence, a look of disdain and disappointment, and a quick end of the conversation. I guess I should be glad he didn't want to hear any of the lyrics.

    and he wears this same outfit in the music video. Don't look, Dad!

  5. "(Everytime I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" by L.T.D. (1977, A&M)
    Now this song will send me out the door in a good mood. The funk groove is enough to carry the thing, but they put some tasty horns on top of the groove and then the Jeffrey Osborne vocals transcend the whole arrangement. 11-year-old Mark loved this song and he wasn't alone: #1 R&B, #4 pop, #19 disco. Single sleeve offered below for no other reason than the out of this world graphic.