Hello, today the 19th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock. And as announced yesterday todays mystery album is from the other side of the big pond and a place where agression is voiced too in meaningful lyrics and not just by kicking the speedometer. There's layers and musicallity that came together here, unlike the nostalgic powerpop with an attitude who's biggest succes came when during the Reagan (starwars) years they named an album Rockets To Russia..duh Anyway todays mystery album took 11 years to reach platinum status and most of those 1.000.000 albums were sold in the second part of that decade. I suppose one can say Americans didn't really get it, the culture divide was too big, it was simply too far of from the painless radiomuzak or discosound they were accustomed to at the time and besides complaining or ranting against the powers that be was seen as unamerican..i guess as such this album would suit current US times better, if not for the fact that there's complete media control/ lockdown, but im sure they'd make it big on Youtube. If you are still unsure what the hell im on about..there's more to come
Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accomodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.
Todays Rhox mystery album was released on 27 October 1977 through Virgin Records amidst controversy.Two record company's had already decided the band was too hot to handle and the man responsible for most of the music had left the band and was replaced by basicly a non musician who's main contribution to the bands aura turned out to be drugabuse, manslaughter and suicide, just 15 months after the albums release. Obviously this then was the bands only album.
Fans and critics alike generally regard the album as an extremely important album in the history of rock music, citing the lasting influence it has had on subsequent rock musicians and other musical genres that were influenced by such punk rock artists. In fact there's some great music and excellent lyrics there, far beyond what was usual in rockmusic. In 2003, Rolling Stone placed it 41st on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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