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Talking Heads’ Fear of Music opened up a world of art and sound for me

Talking Heads’ Fear of Music opened up a world of art and sound for me

When the Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music,’ released on Aug. 3, 1979, came wiggling out of my speakers, it was obvious I was onto something different.

Def Leppard’s perennial favorite Hysteria came along at just the right time

Def Leppard’s perennial favorite Hysteria came along at just the right time

I picked up Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria,’ after its Aug. 3, 1987 release, based on my love for ‘Pyromania.’ That began a years-long stint of daily listening.

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive scored big with lively, unpretentious Not Fragile

Released in August 1974, ‘Not Fragile’ hurtled Bachman-Turner Overdrive to stardom with an old-fashioned recipe of hard rock rooted in the blues.

Neil Young’s Landing on Water highlights an overlooked, endlessly fascinating period

Neil Young’s Landing on Water highlights an overlooked, endlessly fascinating period

Released in July 1986, Neil Young’s ‘Living on Water’ began as a failed Crazy Horse collaboration. Then, it became something quite intriguing.

Joe Walsh and the James Gang’s Rides Again was both tough and tender

Joe Walsh and the James Gang’s Rides Again was both tough and tender

‘Rides Again,’ released in July 1970, found Joe Walsh and the James Gang gorging on chunky chords but also visiting other musical dimensions.

Jon Anderson’s Olias of Sunhillow charted a course of separation from Yes

Jon Anderson’s Olias of Sunhillow charted a course of separation from Yes

Released on July 24, 1976, ‘Olias of Sunhillow’ makes clear why Jon Anderson soon turned to solo projects, and why Yes would ultimately move on, too.

Jimmy Page and the Yardbirds went out with a bang on Little Games

Jimmy Page and the Yardbirds went out with a bang on Little Games

The Yardbirds’ ‘Little Games,’ released on July 24, 1967, was a bit heavy, a bit soft, and showed a whole lot of imagination – despite their looming fate.

Imaginos is the best Blue Oyster Cult album you’ve never heard

Imaginos is the best Blue Oyster Cult album you’ve never heard

Though it took a while to arrive, the engaging, smart and loud ‘Imaginos’ – finally released in July 1988 – was Blue Oyster Cult’s most consistent album.

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ Super Session was a free-form masterpiece

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ Super Session was a free-form masterpiece

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ wildly improvisational ‘Super Session’ arrived on July 22, 1968. They don’t make them like this anymore.

Graham Parker’s Burning Questions found him still angry, if no longer young

Graham Parker’s Burning Questions found him still angry, if no longer young

‘Burning Questions,’ released on July 20, 1992, showed that time hadn’t dulled Graham Parker’s legendary rapier wit, or his inquisitiveness.