We're no stranger to rock star visitors here at The Current, but the excitement around the office was palpable the day Molly Ringwald stopped by for Theft of the Dial.
German female singer who had most of her success in the 1960's. She changed her name from Doris to Manuela for a more exotic appeal.
A live record from this 1960's New York folk-trio. They also did some commercial work for Coca-Cola and a cigarette brand.
Jazz-rock fusion anyone? Chase was very trumpet heavy, lead by Bill Chase. They made three records in the early 1970's, but ceased to exist after Bill Chase was killed in a plane crash in Jackson, MN. The band Chase's first record had one charting single called "Get it On."
This album was a big fail for Devo. In fact, it was such a fail that the band was dropped from their label and the members decided to spend some time apart. The only highlight from this record is the Devo cover of "Are U Experienced" by Jimi Hendrix.
The album art widely recognized as being significant in the history of record covers. It's a seven-segment display (like you'd see on your alarm clock) representing Andy Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland.
The Foundations were a British soul group, heavily influenced by the Motown sound.
Substitute Morning Show host John Munson felt like rocking out to some Van Halen this morning. John was so excited about Van Halen when he was growing up that he actually brought this record to school to show off to his friends.
Molly Ringwald joined The Morning Show to talk about her new novel and life after being a teen idol.
Television came out of the New York 1970's punk scene and had a big influence on the post-punk and new wave scene. They are best known for their "Marquee Moon" album.
Minneapolis label Secret Stash Records will release this compilation on September 25th. Not only is it an awesome listen, but a Twin Cities music history lesson. We played a song from Wanda Davis with "Save Me."
Lee Michaels is best known for his Top 10 hit in 1971 "Do You Know What I Mean." On the cover of Recital, he look like he's wearing some sort of chainmail tank top with no pants.
The second album from Lynyrd Skynyrd had the big hit Sweet Home Alabama, along with "Don't Ask me No Questions" and the J.J. Cale cover "Call me the Breeze." Bonus fact: Guitarist Ed King was in the band Strawberry Alarm Clock before he joined up with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Not a proper "album" in the discography, we vinyl geeks call this a budget record or a "drugstore" record. They were cheap to buy and contained previously releases material. This collection contains songs from various Elvis movies.
This is one of the best soundtracks from the 80s. It's almost as if John Hughes made the mix especially for YOU.