As we kiss February 2017 goodbye, we look back at albums released 30 and 35 years ago this month. Fairly slim pickings, but a few great albums are celebrating this month.
From February 1982…
XTC - All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late) (from the album English Settlement)
Haircut 100 - Love's Got Me In Triangles (from Pelican West)
The Thompson Twins - Runaway (from Set)
Nick Lowe - Heart (from Nick the Knife)
Lou Reed - My House (from The Blue Mask)
And from February 1987…
The Style Council - Waiting (from The Cost of Loving)
Lou Gramm - Ready Or Not (from Ready or Not)
REO Speedwagon - That Ain't Love (from Life As We Know It)
The Smiths - Ask (from the compilation The World Won't Listen)
Dead Or Alive - Hooked On Love (from Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know)
The Psychedelic Furs - Angels Don't Cry (from Midnight To Midnight)
10,000 Maniacs - You Happy Puppet
Bal Paré - Palais D'amour
Daryl Hall - Dreamtime
J. Geils Band - Come Back
Steel Breeze - Lost In The 80's
New Order - Everything's Gone Green*
The Freshies - If You Really Love Me..Buy Me A Shirt
Rush - Territories
Egyptian Lover - Dance
Vivien Vee - Destiny
Landscape - Norman Bates
The Boomtown Rats - Diamond Smiles
* = by request for Kevin and Julie!
'80s HADES Word of the Day
satrap (SEY-trap; SA-trap) n.
1) A governor of a province under the ancient Persian monarchy.
2) A subordinate ruler, often a despotic one.