By JAY ROBERTS
A funny thing happened…
The idea for this column was brought about after I started shopping at my friend Roger Chouinard’s Purchase Street Records shop. I had been picking up some cassettes from him and because I’d already been doing reviews of new music for a number of years for other websites, I thought this would be a good way to look back at albums from what was my formative musical era. Then I made the 100 cassette purchase from the shop and I had a wealth of material to write about.
Initially, The Cassette Chronicles was a part of the Classic Rock Bottom message forum that I am an active member of. But when I posted a link on my Facebook page to the first forum posting I did, I got contacted by the powers-that-be here at Limelight and asked if I’d be interested in writing the series for them.
As you can see, I was! Besides writing original articles, I went back and gussied up the albums I’d already written about and 33 articles later, here we are at the end of Year 1 and I’m looking back and ranking my ten favorite articles in the series thus far.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to writing more of The Cassette Chronicles in 2018.
Please click on the album title to read the full article!
#10 – TROUBLE TRIBE – TROUBLE TRIBE (1990) TIE
#10 FIFTH ANGEL – TIME WILL TELL (1989) TIE
#09 – NIGHT RANGER – MAN IN MOTION (1988)
#08 – SURVIVOR – TOO HOT TO SLEEP (1988)
#07 – CHEAP TRICK – LAP OF LUXURY (1988)
#06 – HONEYMOON SUITE – RACING AFTER MIDNIGHT (1988)
#05 – BRYAN ADAMS – RECKLESS (1983)
#04 – BLACK SABBATH – TYR (1990)
#03 – BABYLON A.D. – BABYLON A.D. (1989)
#02 – LEATHERWOLF – STREET READY (1989)
#01 – HELIX – WILD IN THE STREETS (1987)