1982’s Feline, one of the Stranglers' most critically acclaimed albums, shows a broader musical range with acoustic guitar and electronic drum sounds. Feline features such favorites as “European Female,” “Midnight Summer Dream,” and “Paradise.”
The Stranglers’ ninth album from 1986 features upbeat titles that experiment with world music inspirations, as in the title track’s reference to Aboriginal Australian beliefs. Standouts include “Always the Sun,” “Nice in Nice,” and “Big in America.”
The Stranglers’ 1988 album, All Live and All of the Night, features spirited performances of some of their best songs recorded during two years of touring. Some of their better-known tracks here include “Always the Sun” and “European Female.”
Suzanne Vega’s eponymous debut album from 1985 features the singer-songwriter’s emotionally charged voice, poetic lyrics, and folky acoustic guitar on memorable songs like ”Marlene On The Wall,“ ”Small Blue Thing,“ and ”Freeze Tag.“
Released in 1987, Solitude Standing is the most popular and highly acclaimed album of Suzanne Vega’s career. Her intimate vocals and thoughtful lyrics are sheer poetry from start to finish, particularly on hits like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner.”
On this 1976 live album the brothers Edgar and Johnny Winter take the audience on a journey through the history of rock, while having an amazingly good time, on songs like “Soul Man,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” and “Harlem Shuffle.”
Teenage Head was the third Flamin' Groovies album and the last one that featured lead singer, Roy A. Loney. His raw and plaintive vocals, and Cyril Jordan's gritty guitar, power such standout tracks as "High Flyin' Baby" and the title track.
Formed in the mid-1960s in San Francisco, the Flamin' Groovies were a major influence on punk rock and power pop. Their 1969 debut album, Supersnazz, ranges from pounding garage rock to country music and 1950s rock & roll classics.
Marianne Faithfull's 1981 sophomore album, Dangerous Acquaintances, represented a shift to a more mainstream rock sound with notable songs including "For Beauty's Sake," co-written with Steve Winwood, and "Intrigue" written by her husband.
The second album by the Flamin' Groovies finds the band focusing in a stripped-down, rock and blues style that blasts out of the gate with "Gonna Rock Tonite" and doesn't quit until the final, fading chords of the rave-up "Road House."
Walter Egan's second solo album, Not Shy, once again features production by Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and backup vocals by Stevie Nicks. The reprise of their collaboration this time produced the classic mega-hit, "Magnet & Steel."
The 1977 album Fundamental Roll was the first solo release by Walter Egan. The album was produced by Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac who recruited Stevie Nicks to sing backup vocals on most of the songs. The result is classic California rock.