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Sputnik Birthdays 2.0

Fuck my life, a previous description just got erased by my stupid computer, so to keep it short: I'll link your birth date (month, day, year) to an album and provide a stupid music related fact that happened that day. Let's go!
Around the Fur


Oct. 30th 1997

Two days before Deftones released this emblematic album. Kiss, the Cure and Judas Priest also released albums. Hell, even Eros Ramazotti released an album this day.

FACT: The Spice Girls release Spiceworld, their second number one album, making the group the first British band since The Beatles to have two albums in the US chart at the same time. Spice and Spiceworld have amassed enough sales for one out of every two people in Britain to own a Spice Girls album.
2Guns N' Roses
Appetite for Destruction


July 21th 1987

Welcome to the jungle Con. Dio also released "Dreamevil" on this very day.

FACT: 10 days later, MTV Europe is launched. The first video played is "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits.
3Robbie Williams
Swing When You're Winning


Nov. 11 2001

Remember when in the other list I told you he left Take That. Well, no rest for the wicked. Yoko Ono released an album 2 days before, which doesn't mean you should feel better about it.

FACT: 1 week before, in the UK, BMG becomes the first major label to release a compact disc with copy protection, Natalie Imbruglia's White Lilies Island. Within two weeks BMG announces they will re-issue the disc without the copy protection, due to complaints from consumers who were unable to play the CDs in their personal computers.


August 25th 1996

One day later, Snap! released a compilation which contained 10 versions of Rythm is a dancer" and 15 remixes of "The Power".

FACT: 11 days later, rapper Tupac Shakur is shot one time whilst being driven from the MGM Grand Hotel along Sunset Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, after seeing the allegedly fixed Mike Tyson versus Bruce Seldon boxing match, in what is apparently a drive-by shooting.
Rotting Pinata


August 3rd 1994

Happy b-day Owen, have a Rotting Pinata! Also Melvins released an album. It was called "Prick" which I obviously wasn't gonna link it to your entry. Actually, I haven't jammed it yet...

FACT: 6 days later, Machine Head release their first album Burn My Eyes, which was a big success and becomes Roadrunner Records' best selling debut album. Hell of a record.
Pieces of You


Sep. 29th 1995

Lots of albums released a day before your birthday and I don't know any single one of them. Mike Watt (joking, he was in The Stooges, Minutemen...), Adina Howard, Wax...

FACT: One day later, Oasis released their single "Wonderwall". And everyone knows what happened after.
7Skinny Puppy
Cleanse Fold and Manipulate


The same day that Sputnikmusic launched, but 18 years before.

FACT: Sputnikmusic launched 18 years later DUH!
8Slash's Snakepit
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere


Feb 13th 1995

Lita Ford, The The and Nevermore also released albums one day later you were born.

FACT: Also one day later, Perry Farrell is arrested for cocaine possession, being under the influence and possession of a syringe at a Los Angeles hotel. He tried to tell the police it was just diabetes.
Julius Caesar


July 4th 1993

One day after U2 released "Zooropa" which was... pretty forgettable.

FACT: 3 days after, singer Mia Zapata of punk band The Gits is found dead after being beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle. Her murder goes unsolved for a decade until DNA evidence leads to an arrest and conviction. Terrible.
10Luka Bloom
The Acoustic Motorbike


Jan. 22th 1992

You don't know Luka Bloom!? He is the younger brother of folk singer Christy Moore. (Yep I don't know them either).Your other option was Steven Forbert, who released "The American in me". Eeeh...

FACT: 3 days later, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain marries Hole's Courtney Love.
Piece Of Cake


Oct. 13th 199...2?

Totally random I know, but I had to look for an album released on this very day, so 92 was the first option.

FACT: In that case, 1 month before, Frank Zappa, in his final professional public appearance, conducts the Ensemble Modern at the Frankfurt Festival in Germany. Zappa, who is seriously ill with prostate cancer, receives a 20-minute ovation.
12Cherry Poppin Daddies
Rapid City Muscle Car


Dic. 26th 1994

This terribly, terribly, terribly named band released an album 9 days before your birthday and that was the closest I could find. Sure, some obscure underground grindcore band released smth this day but... ahm... yeah.

FACT: The dates are not very clear, but Wolfsbane lead singer Blaze Bayley auditions and is hired by Iron Maiden, at least, on this year.
Extreme Aggression


June 19th 1989

I can't believe you chose Kreator over Michael Bolton. smh.

FACT: 9 days after, Jon Bon Jovi marries his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


May 2nd 1997

It seems Melvins released an album every time some Sput user was born. This was released 3 days after your conception.

FACT: 5ive's musical career begins after auditions are held in London, UK to find potential band members, with over 3,000 hopefuls showing up to audition. Jon Secada, Michael Bolton and Jon Bon Jovi didn't get past the first round of selection.
Smooth Noodle Maps


July 1st 1990

Summer of '90 brings you and a new Devo album one day after. Also my favourite Suicidal Tendencies album was released a few days later: "Lights, Camera, Revolution!"

FACT: 1 day before, Knebworth 1990 is held, a one-off festival at Knebworth Park, England in support of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Participating musicians had all been winners of the Silver Clef Award. The acts included headliners Pink Floyd, Genesis, Robert Plant, Elton John, Dire Straits, Status Quo, Eric Clapton and others. Elton John was not attacked by grasshoppers this time.
16Grateful Dead
One from the Vault


August 17th 1975

As Wham49 researched himself, the same month in 75 "Born to run", "Dreamboat Annie", and Ritchy Blackmore's "Rainbow" were released.

FACT: A couple of weeks after, huge releases happened: Kiss' "Alive", Pink Floyd's "Wish You were here", Scorpions' "In Trance", and Rush' "Caress of Steel". Also, 1 week before, the first Rock Music Awards, produced by Don Kirshner, are held in Los Angeles, co-hosted by Elton John (goddamn he was everywhere) and Diana Ross. John wins "Outstanding Rock Personality of the Year". The Who's film Tommy, wins "Rock Movie of the Year."
Effigy of the Forgotten


October 22nd 1991

Death also released "Human" on the same day you were born. Damn!

FACT: 1 month before though, Seattle-based band Nirvana releases their second album Nevermind, that in the beginning of 1992 replaces Michael Jackson's album Dangerous at number one on the Billboard charts. "Blood Sugar Sex Magik", the Red Hot Chili Peppers album, was also released on 1 month before.
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes


Nov. 11th 1997

Man, what a busy day this was. AFI, Hatebreed, Sublime, Ozzy Osbourne and Enya among others released albums this day.

FACT: ! week after, American indie rock band Modest Mouse release their second full-length album, "The Lonesome Crowded West", and a few days before The Spice Girls make the decision to take over the running of the group and drop Simon Fuller as their manager. And look what happened.
19The Gathering


August 22nd 1995

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, NOFX, Dishwalla and Tindersticks also released albums the very same day.

FACT: Rancid release their third studio album "...And Out Come the Wolves". Along with Green Day's "Dookie" and The Offspring's "Smash" (both released a year before), this album helped revive mainstream popular interest in punk rock in the mid-1990s, and becomes one of the best-selling independent records of all time. "...And Out Come the Wolves" eventually goes platinum.
20Spin Doctors
Turn It Upside Down


June 16th 1994

You were sandwiched between the release of Pansy Division's "Deflowered" and Japanese band Ghost's "Temple Stone".

FACT: 3 weeks before, The Eagles launch the Hell Freezes Over tour in Burbank, California. The reunion tour is the group's first since breaking up in 1980, but much is also made of the band becoming the first to charge over $100 per ticket for arena shows. I guess that has to do with the fact that you are frozen, Carl ;)


June 10th 1992 (assuming date format)

Just one day before, Hawks, I guess is a proper fit.

FACT: Few days after, guitarist Stefanie Sargent of up-and-coming punk rock band 7 Year Bitch dies of asphyxiation after returning home from a party in which she had drunk alcohol and taken a small amount of heroin. She was 24.
The Seventh One


March 7th 198...9?

If that is correct, Toto released one of their best albums 6 days before, and 20 days later Pixies released "Surfer Rosa".

FACT: 2 weeks later, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony inducts The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan and The Supremes.
Sign of the Hammer


Oct. 13th 1984

Heavy AF! AC/DC, Talking Heads and Julian Lennon also released albums around this day.

FACT: 3 weeks before, the first compact disc manufacturing plant in North America opens in Terre Haute, Indiana. CDs have previously had to be expensively imported from Japan or West Germany. Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. is designated as the first CD ever made in the United States.
The Best Of Sade


Nov. 11th 1994

Absolutely right, a Sade compilation was released the day after. And yes, who the hell are Guster? 1 month before though, Korn released their debut, so there is that.

FACT: A couple of weeks after, The Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal is arrested at her Ohio home after accepting a private-courier package containing four grams of heroin.
The Score


Feb. 11th 1996

2 days after also, 2Pac released "All Eyez on me".

FACT: And 2 dayz later, Eminem released his debut studio album "Infinite". Right after 2Pac, bad timing, slimshady.
26Cypress Hill
Skull and Bones


April 29th 2000

4 days before Cypress Hill released their 5th, but also Toni Braxton, Neil Young and Papa Roach published seldom albums. (You didn't think I was gonna forget about Papa Roach, did you? ;)

FACT: Speaking about Neil Young, a $1.8 million civil fraud lawsuit was filed against Neil Young in Los Angeles Superior Court by a former Village Voice writer a few days after your birth day. The lawsuit charged that Young broke an agreement to have a biography written about him when he blocked the book's publication. I guess Neil has enough secrets to keep.
27Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada


March 5th 1999

There was quite some movement in that week. Silverchair, Kula Shaker and Stereophonics all released albums 3 days later.

FACT: The very same day you were born, Trauma Records filed a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failing to deliver a new album. They should have actually paid them that money as thanks for not releasing the aforementioned album. Gavin would fulfill his revenge releasing "The Science of Things" a few months later.
28Great White


Feb 27th 1991

The flamboyant glam rockers released "Hooked" just one day before and exactly one week before, the legendary Butthole Surfers would release "Piouhgd" to the world.

FACT: This very same day, James "Sex Machine" Brown is granted an early parole and released from jail, following his arrest after a high-speed car chase through two states in 1989. Pop Will Eat Itself documented the affair with their song, "Not Now James, We're Busy". This would be one of many car chases stunts performed by the funk god. (See 70 in the first list).
29Boards of Canada


December 30th 1997

No interesting releases to be found on the same day you were born Mayhem, as it is normal around the end of the year, although 1 week after, notorius scottish duo Boards of Canada released their 3rd EP.

FACT: 1 day after though, and I hope you don't like country music, the Home of Country Music, the Opryland USA theme park, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA closed and was subsequently demolished. It was a sad day for Boney.
30Type O Negative
Slow, Deep, and Hard


June 14th 1991

Brooklyn's masters of doom Type O Negative debuted the day you were born. A Foreigner album called "Unusual Heat" and a Frank Zappa live album called "You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4" would also be released on the same day.

FACT: Just 1 week before, ABC (American Broadcast Company) revived the late-night rock performance series of "In Concert". The show that had hosted performances of David Bowe, Allman Brothers or Alice Cooper among others would resume with newcoming acts Poison and Alice in Chains and would run for another 6 years.
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