It’s 102.9 MGK’s Thursday Countdown! This week we take a look at the top 10 rock albums from September 28, 1985.
That same month, Pete Rose tied Ty Cobb’s all time hit record with 4,191, only to break the record three days later. On TV we were watching, Murder, She Wrote, Family Ties, and Cheers. In the movie theaters, it was Back To The Future, Beverly Hills Cop and Rambo. In addition, the Titanic was found after an exhaustive search, and “Super Mario Brothers” debuted!
I was definitely having a ball in 1985. I was doing afternoons at a station not many people were listening to, WZGO (Z-106). Even though our ratings were not the greatest, we had a killer on air staff. One of them was Chris Trane, their night guy, and he and I would become instant friends.
We ended up sharing an apartment on City Avenue at a place then known as Executive House. It was brand new, and we got a high floor unit (17!) so we could see the Philly skyline right from our apartment. It was only 15 minutes from the station, too, which made for a great commute! Man, the parties we would throw in that apartment. It was a wonder we fit everyone in there at times. For a few months, the unit across from us was vacant, so we’d sometimes expand the parties into there! Luckily, in the year and a half we lived tat The Executive House, we only got one letter from management about “engaging in conduct in violation of your lease.” Yikes. Good times.
In the world of music, September of 1985 had a little bit of everything, from Madonna, Prince and Bruce Springsteen, to Tina Turner and Bryan Adams. The rock albums were amazing, as you’ll see below on MGK’s Thursday top 10 countdown of the top 10 Rock Albums from September 28, 1985.