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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.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ gritty Mojo was more than just the blues

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ gritty Mojo was more than just the blues

Released on June 15, 2010, Tom Petty’s ‘Mojo’ built off a rootsy foundation, extending their reign as the most sophisticated garage band in America.

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.

Paul McCartney’s attempt to revitalize Wings with Back to the Egg fell just short

Paul McCartney’s attempt to revitalize Wings with Back to the Egg fell just short

‘Back to the Egg,’ released on June 8, 1979, showed Paul McCartney could plug into the new wave zeitgeist. Well, when he wanted to, anyway.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 14:  Musicians (L-R) Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton and Prairie Prince pose at a press conference to announce an upcomming tour and performance by "The New Cars" at the House of Blues on March 14, 2006 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Todd Rundgren jumpstarted the New Cars’ surprisingly fun It’s Alive

The New Cars, who released their lone album on June 6, 2006, made a canny choice in replacing Ric Ocasek with the multi-talented Todd Rundgren.

Crosby Stills and Nash captured one of rock’s best supergroups at the peak of its powers

Crosby Stills and Nash captured one of rock’s best supergroups at the peak of its powers

Released on May 29, 1969, ‘Crosby Stills and Nash’ brought together guys whose average work shames most rock composers. Then they upped the ante.

Close as You Get found Gary Moore at the top of his blues game

Close as You Get found Gary Moore at the top of his blues game

‘Close as You Get,’ released this week in May 2007, was your standard-issue Gary Moore blues record. Meaning, it was very, very good.

Rod Stewart, “Every Picture Tells a Story” (1971): One Track Mind

Rod Stewart, “Every Picture Tells a Story” (1971): One Track Mind

The title track from ‘Every Picture Tells a Story,’ released in May 1971, stands in the most direct contrast to what eventually became of Rod Stewart.

Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers boasts an underrated complexity

Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers boasts an underrated complexity

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Sticky Fingers,’ released on April 23, 1971, might just be better – shhhhh! – than the far-more-heralded album that followed it.

Luckless UK issued the wildly underrated Danger Money just as prog fell apart

Luckless UK issued the wildly underrated Danger Money just as prog fell apart

UK’s trio-led sophomore effort ‘Danger Money,’ released this month in 1979 during a time of transition in music , is past due for a reevaluation.