When Jello Biafra saw the extreme right-wing creeping into the punk scene, he let them know they were not welcome at Dead Kennedys shows.
'Vacation' capitalized on the momentum of their first album, but "the record wasn't as good and of course it didn't do as well," said guitarist Jane Wiedlin.
Morrissey was a musician without a sound, a citizen without a country, and man outside the mainstream by the time 'Maladjusted' arrived.
In the wake of the L.A. riots, a battle over freedom of speech was waged over "Cop Killer," a song from Ice-T's metal band Body Count.
Despite their best efforts, 'Welcome to Wherever You Are' tended to be viewed as a throwback to an earlier era – and INXS suddenly an instant relic.
Ron Howard's second film as a director included songs music from Burt Bacharach, Rod Stewart, Marshall Crenshaw and Talk Talk.
The slick soundtrack album for the 1987 vampire flick features elder statesman (Roger Daltrey), up-and-comers (INXS) and plenty of saxophone solos.
'In My Tribe' showed that 10,000 Maniacs were on the forefront of intelligent, tuneful alternative rock.
'Dirty' was supposed to be Sonic Youth‘s big break.
Kyuss took the underground metal world by surprise with their second effort, 1992's 'Blues for the Red Sun.'