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35 Years Ago: David Byrne’s Inventive ‘Catherine Wheel’ Precedes Talking Heads Reunion

Sire
Sire

As David Byrne worked on this collaboration with choreographer/dancer Twyla Tharp, the Talking Heads began to filter back onto his creative path.

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35 Years Ago: Dead Kennedys Go Hard on ‘In God We Trust, Inc.’

Dead Kennedys In Got We Trust, Inc.
Alternative Tentacles

Inspired by the D.C. hardcore scene, Dead Kennedys recorded their first (and only) EP, 'In God We Trust, Inc.' at a blistering pace.

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15 Years Ago: Gorillaz Follow-Up Hit Debut With ‘G Sides’

Gorillaz G Sides
EMI

Mere months after their debut, Gorillaz assembled the 'G Sides' compilation. The disc was put out in Japan in December 2001, before seeing release elsewhere.

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30 Years Ago: The Smiths Play Their Final Concert

The Smiths
Stephen Wright

A benefit for Artists Against Apartheid at London's Brixton Academy on Dec. 12, 1986 turned out to be the final performance of the Smiths.

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40 Years Ago: Blondie Melds Punk, Girl-Group Pop on Debut

Blondie
Private Stock

Boasting "X Offender" and "Rip Her to Shreds," Blondie's self-titled first album introduced the band's mix of pop and punk when it came out in December 1976.

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30 Years Ago: Chris Isaak Keeps His Cool on Self-Titled Second Album

Chris Isaak
Warner Bros.

Chris Isaak preserved his smoky, retro-modern sound on his self-titled second album, released in December 1986.

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Five Years Ago: Black Keys Follow Their Breakthrough With a Roar on ‘El Camino’

Nonesuch
Nonesuch

'El Camino' wasn't so much as a sequel to the Black Keys' most acclaimed release as trip around its outer edges.

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35 Years Ago: Henry Rollins Joins Black Flag on Hardcore Landmark ‘Damaged’

SST
SST

Henry Rollins began his time with Black Flag with 1981's 'Damaged.'

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20 Years Ago: Nerf Herder Worships Van Halen, Gets Too Close to Journey on Their Debut

David Becker, Getty Images / Arista / Theo Wargo, Getty Images
David Becker, Getty Images / Arista / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Nerf Herder went from a small indie label to the majors in the span of only a few months.

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30 Years Ago: The Damned End a 10-Year Run With ‘Anything’

Anything the Damned
MCA

Although the Damned's 1986 album 'Anything' was a sizable hit for MCA, the label dropped the gothic rock band, which never again landed on the British charts.

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