'Around the World in a Day' was mostly recorded before 'Purple Rain' made Prince one of the biggest stars in the world.
In a way, Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry are inseparable, even though the band and its singer have taken slightly different career paths over the past four decades.
By 1987, Prince was already an established megastar, one of the world's biggest. He could pretty much do whatever he wanted, so he released 'Sign o' the Times' most unusual song as a single.
Prince's list of B-sides is long. His list of great B-sides is pretty long too.
Pavement made the most of that short time together, making and releasing a handful of records that rank among the '90s' very best.
Sleater-Kinney became one of the best and most important bands of the era by growing up and growing out of the scene that spawned them.
Lou Reed entered the '70s as a solo artist after a celebrated career as the leader of the influential Velvet Underground.
The Smiths lasted only five years, but their influence is immeasurable.
Few bands were as innovative, restless and influential as Talking Heads.
My Bloody Valentine had set the stage for their groundbreaking album Loveless in the year and a half leading up to its release.