By JAY ROBERTS
A funny thing happened…(again)
Not being accustomed to any kind of “success”, you can imagine my surprise that there seems to be a continued interest in this series. I’m happy about it of course, just surprised that my rambling thoughts have any kind of audience.
There were forty new albums covered this year and as I was assembling this list, I found it interesting that I’d only ever seen one of the groups live in concert and that wasn’t until this year. But what remains the most important aspect is the experience of discovering albums that were given short shrift or even completely ignored by me when they were first released. So I thought we’d take another look at the ten (or twelve, as the case may be) albums that made the biggest impression on me in this second year of the series.
Thanks to everyone that has read and offered feedback on the articles. All I can say is I’m looking forward to Year 3 of The Cassette Chronicles in 2019. It should be quite the musical thrill ride!
Please click on the album title to read the full article!
#10 [tie] – CINDERELLA – NIGHT SONGS (1986)
#10 [tie] – CINDERELLA – LONG COLD WINTER (1988)
#9 – HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS – SPORTS (1983)
#8 [tie] – .38 SPECIAL – SPECIAL FORCES (1982)
#8 [tie] – .38 SPECIAL – TOUR DE FORCE (1983)
#7 – DANGER DANGER – SCREW IT! (1991)
#6 – TORA TORA – SURPRISE ATTACK (1989)
#5 – PRINCESS PANG – PRINCESS PANG (1989)
#4 – HEAVEN’S EDGE – HEAVEN’S EDGE (1990)
#3 – WHITE LION – MANE ATTRACTION (1991)
#2 – HOUSE OF LORDS – SAHARA (1990)
#1 – EUROPE – PRISONERS IN PARADISE (1991)