On this day in history (March 30, 1987), Erasure released their 2nd studio album The Circus featuring the singles Sometimes, It Doesn’t Have To Be and Victim Of Love. This was the bands breakthrough album in the UK even though success in the US came much later.
On this day in history (March 29, 1993). Suede released their self-titled debut album featuring the singles The Drowners, Metal Mickey, Animal Nitrate and So Young. At the time this album was released, it was the fastest selling debut album in British history in over a decade. This album is often considered to be one…
On this day in history (March 24, 1986), Pet Shop Boys released their debut album Please featuring the singles West End Girls, Love Comes Quickly, Opportunities and Suburbia.
On this day in history (March 22, 2013), Depeche Mode released their 13th studio album Delta Machine featuring the singles Heaven, Soothe My Soul and Should Be Higher. In our opinion, this album was vastly underrated. In additional to the singles, Welcome To My World and Soft Touch/Raw Nerve were standout tracks for us.
On this day in history (March 19, 1990), Depeche Mode released their 7th studio album Violator featuring the singles Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth and World In My Eyes. While Depeche Mode was already becoming a household name prior to this, Violator catapulted the band into international stardom
On this day in history (March 13, 1989), Depeche Mode released the live album and documentary – 101. The album and film chronicle the final leg of the band’s Music For The Masses Tour and specifically, the final show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The title 101 was decided on by Alan Wilder and it signifies that the Pasadena show was the 101st date on the tour.
On this day in history (March 13, 1984), The Cars released their 5th studio album Heartbeat City featuring the singles You Might Think, Magic, Drive, Hello Again and Why Can’t I Have You. Each of the singles charted in the top 40
On this day in history (March 12, 1991), REM released their 7th studio album Out Of Time featuring the singles Losing My Religion, Shiny Happy People, Near Wild Heaven and Radio Song. This album transcended the band for a college rock / alternative band to international success with crossover pop appeal.
On this day in history (March 9, 1987), U2 released their 5th studio album The Joshua Tree featuring With Or Without You, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and Where The Streets Have No Name. This album is legendary not only for the quality of the singles, but the album tracks as well. Songs like Red Hill Mining Town and One Tree Hill have always been equality as memorable to me as were the big hits.
On this day in history (March 9, 1992), Curve released their debut studio album Doppelganger featuring the singles Fait Accompli and Horror Head. Prior to this album, the band had released 3 EP’s.
On this day in history (March 7, 1983), New Order released the single Blue Monday which would later become the number one selling 12″ record of all time. The single featured some of Peter Saville’s most original work, consisting of a die-cut sleeve resembloing a 5.25″ floppy disk.
On this day in history (March 2, 1987), Siouxsie And The Banshees released their 8th studio album Through The Looking Glass featuring the singles This Wheel’s On Fire and The Passenger. This album is a collection of all cover songs, inspired by David Bowie’s Pin Ups covers album.