Day 6/10 Album Challenge: Topas – “Topas”(1980)

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As hard rock albums go "Topas" soars high above the rest on wings of gold, green boots and zero topaz (?) This is another one of those relatively obscure rock albums, like Sir Lord Baltimore (that also made our 10-day album challenge) in that both bands were on a major label, but unfortunately had very …

Day 5/10 Album Challenge: Def Leppard – “Hysteria” (1987)

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Def Leppard's Hysteria (rather prophetically) caused mass hysteria in the Rock/Metal/Pop world when it was released back in the 80's and was a hugely influential album for the Cottage Country Mix series. Personally, Hysteria was one of the first cassettes I ever owned and I played it so often, that it eventually got stuck inside …

Day 4/10 Album Challenge: The Cult – “Love” (1985)

Banner for day 4 out of 10 challenge with the Cult's Love album

We love The Cult's Love album in Day 4 of our 10-day album challenge, . Today, I was reminded that "She's Sell Sanctuary" was released on this day, May 17, 1985. Which seemed too coincidental, as the song would also be featured on The Cult's second album, Love (1985) which was next on my list. …

Day 3/10 Album Challenge: Ween – “Quebec” (2003)

Day 3 of 10 day album challenge with Ween "Quebec" 2003

From the onset of Ween's 2003 album, Quebec, with its Motorhead-esque "It's Gonna Be A Long Night", you know you are in for a treat but what follows is some of the most sublime songwriting that often gets overlooked. No, Ween are not a just a bunch of glue sniffing bozos, that they painted themselves …

Day 2/10 Album Challenge: Sir Lord Baltimore – “Kingdom Come” (1970)

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There! off the starboard bow! Its Sir Lord Baltimore's 'Kingdom Come' In day 2 of our 10-Day Album Challenge, I present for thee, the majestic, Sir Lord Baltimore and their 1970 debut album, Kingdom Come. This cult album deserves it's double designation of "Sir" and "Lord", and has a special place in our hearts at …