Episode 1060: 1981 Sophomore Albums – Pretenders, U2, Teardrop Explodes, Echo & the Bunnymen

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March 1, 2021

Music:

All music in this episode released in 1981.

  • Pretenders “Message of Love” Pretenders II (Sire)
  • U2 “I Threw a Brick Through a Window” October (Island)
  • The Teardrop Explodes “Passionate Friend” Wilder (Mercury, Fontana)
  • Echo & the Bunnymen “A Promise” Heaven Up Here (Korova)

Except for…

  • The Psychedelic Furs “Pretty in Pink” All of This and Nothing (Columbia) 1988

Notes:

Patron of the pod Eric Lohrenz picks up where he left off from his October 2020 episode on debut albums and highlights the follow-ups. We focus on 4 albums, released in 1981: Pretenders II, October by U2, Wilder by the Teardrop Explodes and Heaven Up Here by Echo & the Bunnymen.

Also, you should check out this episode Noah Crane did on sophomore albums back in November 2020.

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