(B-list) Album Chart of 1979

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1979
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1979
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SINGLESː GOING STEADY
Buzzcocks
I.R.S. Records SP-001
England
8.42 “Excellent” Punk; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Why Can’t I Touch It?” (10) • “What Do I Get?” (9.4) • “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays” (9.2)
TJR says16 of the best from The Buzzcocks, you can’t possibly go wrong. Those who followed the albums could happily pick this up...more →

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THE GREAT ROCK N ROLL SWINDLE
Sex Pistols
Virgin VD-2510
England
8.08 “Excellent” Punk

Jukebox picks: “My Way” (10) • “Something Else” (10) • “God Save The Queen [symphony version]” (9.8)
TJR saysGod knows how the hell McLaren managed to put together this album. With no Johnny Rotten and a useless Sid Vicious, he c...more →

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THE CLASH [1979]
The Clash
Epic ‎JE-36060
England
7.86 “Brilliant” Punk

Jukebox picks: “Complete Control” (10) • “Police And Thieves” (9.4) • “White Riot” (9.2)
TJR saysBack to the bad old days of the 60s with the U.S.A. album releases being completely different from the U.K. And two year...more →

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THE BYRDS PLAY DYLAN
The Byrds
Columbia PC-36293
the USA
7.29 “Really good” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Mr. Tambourine Man” (10) • “All I Really Want To Do” (9.6) • “My Back Pages” (9.2)
TJR saysA compilation that was simply begging to be made. Includes 14 of the Dylan covers that were originally released by the g...more →

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MAGIC REGGAE
Various Artists
K-Tel TG-1229
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6.91 “Good” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Desmond Dekker and The Aces - Israelites” (10) • “Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come” (9.4) • “Bob Marley and The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry [live ’75]” (9.4)
TJR saysReggae selections with an internationally renowned flavour spanning 1968 to 1975....more →

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SEMI-DETACHED SUBURBAN (20 GREATEST HITS)
Manfred Mann
EMI ‎EMTV-19
England
6.60 “Good” Pop; Psychedelia; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Pretty Flamingo” (9.8) • “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” (9.3) • “Mighty Quinn” (9.2)
TJR saysTV advertised greatest hits spanning the years 1964 to 1969....more →

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ON PAROLE
Motörhead
United Artists Records LBR-1004
England
5.93 “Average” Proto-Punk; Rock

Jukebox picks: “Motörhead” (8.6) • “Lost Johnny” (6.4) • “On Parole” (6.3)
TJR saysRecorded 1975-1976. 5 of these 9 had already appeared on the debut LP in 1977, hence the b-list status. Never charted. B...more →

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ORIGINAL ROCKERS
Augustus Pablo
Shanachie SHAN-LP-002
Jamaica
5.84 “Average” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Cassava Piece” (6.8) • “Park Lane Special” (6.6) • “A. P. Special” (6.5)
TJR says10 7” sides, 1973 to 1978. See notes....more →

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20 JAZZ FUNK GREATS
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IR-0008
England
5.76 “Average” Avant-Garde; Electronica

Jukebox picks: “Convincing People” (9.0) • “What A Day” (8.1) • “Six Six Sixties” (7.7)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IR 0008 (LP). Recorded August 1979, released December 1979....more →

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DUB TO AFRICA
Prince Far I and The Arabs
Hitrun AP-LP-9006
Jamaica
5.58 “Average” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Bass Ace” (6.1) • “Big Fight Dub” (6.0) • “Give Love” (5.7)
TJR saysIncluding 7 versions from the preceding LP, "Free From Sin"....more →

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PASTIMES / INDUSTRIAL MUZAC
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-23
England
5.50 “Average” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Industrial Muzac” (6.2) • “Pastimes I” (5.8) • “Pastimes II” (5.0)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 23 (C-60 Cassette). ...more →

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AT THE FACTORY, MANCHESTER
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-20
England
5.45 “Below average” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Convincing People [live 19 May ’79]” (7.7) • “What A Day [live 19 May ’79]” (7.4) • “Five Knuckle Shuffle [live 19 May ’79]” (6.3)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 20 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 19th May 1979....more →

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AT AJANTA CINEMA, DERBY
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-18
England
5.40 “Below average” Avant-Garde; Electronica

Jukebox picks: “Convincing People [live 12 Apr ’79]” (7.9) • “What A Day [live 12 Apr ’79]” (7.0) • “Five Knuckle Shuffle [live 12 Apr ’79]” (5.9)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 18 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 12th April 1979....more →

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NIGHT MOVES
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-1065
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5.15 “Below average” New Wave; Disco / Funk; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Madness - The Prince” (9.8) • “The Jags - Back Of My Hand” (9.5) • “Blondie - Dreaming” (9.3)
TJR saysA mixed bag of chart hits compiled by Nigel Mason for the London-based budget label K-Tel. It's a finger-on-the-pulse co...more →

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AT CENTRO IBERICO, LONDON
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-17
England
4.56 “Poor” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “What A Day [live 21 Jan ’79]” (7.5) • “Five Knuckle Shuffle [live 21 Jan ’79]” (6.1) • “Weapon Training [live 21 Jan ’79]” (5.6)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 17 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 21st January 1979....more →

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AT BUDOKAN
Cheap Trick
Epic FE-35795
the USA
3.23 “Terrible” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Surrender [live '78]” (4.5) • “I Want You To Want Me [live '78]” (4.2) • “Ain’t That A Shame [live ‘78 album version]” (3.9)
TJR saysTheir best-selling long-player recorded over the course of two nights on April 28th and April 30th, 1978 at the Nippon B...more →



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