January 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the J. Geils Band‘s classic 1980 album Love Stinks. That’s not the only release from a big-name Boston band that turns 40 this year. Scroll through our gallery to bring back some Boston rock memories.
The beloved Boston rockers ushered in the 80s with an album whose title track went on to be one of their biggest hits.
While it's not one of the band's biggest albums, 'Panorama' does feature one of The Cars' greatest songs: "Touch and Go."
It was the Boston guitarist's first solo album, and the reason Tom Scholz asked him to leave the band.
The Boston new wave act released their debut album in 1980, boasting college radio favorites "Jackie Onassis" and "What Does Sex Mean To Me?"
Another beloved Boston act to release their debut album in 1980, The Fools did it with 'Sold Out,' which boasted "It's A Night For Beautiful Girls."
Boston post-punks Mission Of Burma fired their opening salvo in 1980: the "Academy Fight Song" single.