This interview was done when James Reyne seemed to be on the verge of international success. At the time of the interview I had worked with James Reyne in a music publishing capacity and I also knew him socially so it was a casual and yet frank interview. It appeared as the cover story of InPress on 27 July 1988.
Elton John's sixteenth studio album, Jump Up!, was released on April 9, 1982. It was the first Elton John album to be fully produced by Chris Thomas, the Abbey Road technician who worked on the Beatles' White Album and was responsible for supervising the mixing of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. Thomas produce most of Elton's work through the better part of the next two decades, all the while working as well with acts including Roxy Music, Pete Townsend, and the Pretenders—not to mention David Gilmour and Paul McCartney of the aforementioned Floyd and Beatles respectively. The album also saw five tracks that featured lyrics by Bernie Taupin, the most he had contributed since Blue Moves in 1976 (The next Elton John album, Too Low for Zero, would feature only songs with Taupin lyrics.).
Round about, oh, say twenty-five years ago, there was a hole-in-the-wall record shop in Fairmount, Indiana called "Most Music." I'm going to assume it's long gone, although I couldn't say for certain.
“Been a long time, been a, been a long time…”
21 at 33, Elton John's first album of the 1980s, was released on May 13, 1980. The album title refers to the fact that this was Elton's 21st release at the age of 33—a pretty good pace for a 12-year period. (Had he kept up that pace, there'd be over 70 albums by now.) 21 was recorded at Super Bear Studios in Nice, France, which was home base for the currently hot album The Wall by Pink Floyd, with additional work done at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, California. It was produced by Elton with Clive Franks.
The 80s probably had the most one-hit wonders in music history. It also had the most iconic novelty acts and singles. In honor of the big and crazy 80s, I made a top 10 list of the decade's best one-hit wonders. Time for the giant hair and neon colors.
They will rock you. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Queen songs.
Who says cheesy has to be bad? Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 cheesiest one-hit wonders of the 1980s.
I absolutely adore Def Leppard, and I hope that I'll finally get to rock out at one of their concerts someday. From "Pour Some Sugar On Me" to "Hysteria" and other massive hits in between, it's hard to pick a favourite track recorded by this superstar British heavy metal band.
Bryan Adams is a Canadian musician, singer, actor, and producer. He came into this world as Bryan Guy Adams on November 5, 1959. Both of his parents were Britishand relocated from Englandto Canada. It was there that his father became a Canadian diplomat to the United Nations.