Thursday, September 29, 2011

K-Tel's "Hit Express" This Month on Adventures in Vinyl

After a Retro Repeat September, Adventures in Vinyl returns in October with a new episode.  This K-Tel selection comes from 1982, a big year for me.  It was the year I started high school.  Later that year I got my first real computer:  a Commodore 64 (which I still have, by the way).  It was the year of E.T.: The Extraterrestrial and Poltergeist.  It was also the year of Hit Express.

This is the second 80s album we have played on Adventures in Vinyl.  By the 1980s, K-Tel had changed it's format.  Instead of editing songs in order to fit as much as possible on a side, the 1980s saw K-Tel offering more complete songs (at least the radio versions).  Therefore, there aren't as many songs on a K-Tel album as there were a decade earlier.  This album has fourteen songs; about seven less than a 70's K-Tel.  But that's okay.  There are some great treasures on this album from the early 80s:
  • Human League
  • Phil Collins
  • Rick Springfield
  • Loverboy
  • Joan Jett and the Black Hearts
  • The Police
....and, as they used to say in the commercials:  "And Many More!" 

Join us for a nostalgic trip back to 1982.  We'll play the album in it's entirety, plus sample trivia, history and movie memories from 1982 as well.

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