Archive for July 6th, 2015

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Emerson Lake and Palmer put out nine studio efforts, but there’s one Greg Lake keeps coming back to – the one that arrived just as ELP “grew up.”

Tommy Tutone – Tommy Tutone 2 (1981): On Second Thought

Tommy Tutone – Tommy Tutone 2 (1981): On Second Thought

There’s no denying that Tommy Tutone’s “867-5309/Jenny” is the strongest track here, but ‘Tommy Tutone 2’ had more than that that going for it.

The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster” from The B-52’s (1979): One Track Mind

The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster” from The B-52’s (1979): One Track Mind

“Rock Lobster,” released on July 6, 1979 on the B-52’s eponymous debut, was zany enough to soften the defenses of even the most stubborn music snob.

Jeff Lynne’s Armchair Theatre started with an impossible-to-match bang

Jeff Lynne’s Armchair Theatre started with an impossible-to-match bang

Jeff Lynne’s ‘Armchair Theatre,’ released this month in 1990, struggled to live up to its opening track’s promise – but often charmed us, anyway.

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