Album Ratings - 4

Key to Ratings
***** = Outstanding **** = Excellent *** = Very Good ** = Good * = Fair - = Poor

The 1980s Japanese Albums

Album Description My
Ranking
My
Rating
Underground Fire's
Top 3 Ranking

Chameleon
East World EWS-81332
1980
Ginza Ska
No Smoking
Goldfinger
Surfin' USSR
Octopus Tree
Mushuku
Pike
Stiketo Flamingo
Washington Square
Salty Dog
Mecca
At the Swimming Pool
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
**
**
**

Ave. 3.25
1 - Washington Square
2 - No Smoking
3 - Ginza Ska

Super Live '80
[2-LP set]
East World EWS-67153/54
1980
Classical Gas
House of the Rising Sun
Pipeline
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Diamond Head
Telstar
Cruel Sea
Hawaii Five-0
Walk Don't Run
Apache
Wipe Out
Ghost Riders in the Sky
Japanese Medley
Manchurian Beat
I Got a Woman/Yesterday
Caravan
Mushuku
Ginza Ska
Pike (vocal)
Goldfinger
No Smoking
Runaway (Don's vocal)
Surfin' USSR
Washington Square
Stiketo Flamingo
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.44
1 - House of the Rising Sun
2 - Classical Gas (tie)
2 - Surfin' USSR (tie)
2 - Pike (vocal)(tie)

Rare Collections
[2-LP set]
King K19P-12/13
1980
Endless Summer
Skylab
Gemini
Green Hornet '66
Kern County Line
Coming Home Baby
Genesis
2,000 Pound Bee (Parts 1 & 2)
El Cumbachero
Lady of Spain
The Mercenary
Storefront Lawyers
Dick Tracy Theme
Pandora's Box
Karelia
Skip to M'Limbo
Too Young to Know My Mind
Damaged Goods
Arabesque
Tell Laura I Love Her (vocal)
On the Road
Sally (vocal)
Angel (vocal)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (vocal
Feel So Fine (vocal)
Don't Avoid Me (vocal)
Stained Glass Windows (vocal)
What'd I Say (vocal)
T'ain't Funny (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
**
**
**
**
**
**
**
*
*

Ave. 3.34
1 - Storefront Lawyers
2 - Skylab (tie)
2 - What'd I Say (tie)

Tokyo Calling
East World WTP-90073
1981
Kimi To Itsumademo
Yozora No Hoshi
Yuhi Wa Akaku
Blue Chateau
Chisana Snack
Omoide No Nagia
Uruwashiki Otome Tachi
Silvie My Love
Blue Eyes
Shiroi Suna No Shojo
Aoi Hoshikuzu
Emerald No Densetsu
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.17
1 - Yuhi Wa Akaku
2 - Kimi To Itsumademo (tie)
2 - Yozora No Hoshi (tie)

Pops in Japan '81
East World WTP-90074
1981
Music Box Dancer
Nemurenu Yoru
Midnight Tonight
Dance All Night
Until the End
Miserate
Junko
Twilight
Aoi Sangosho
Sexy Night
Ihojin
Sneaker Blues
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 3.83
1 - Music Box Dancer (tie)
1 - Twilight (tie)
3 - (none)

60's Pop
East World EWS-91012
1981
Runaway
Coming Home Baby
Black Sand Beach
It's My Party
Rhythm of the Rain
Save the Last Dance for Me
Penetration
Lipstick on Your Collar
Johnny Angel
Whittier Boulevard
Hey Paula
One Way Ticket
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.08
1 - Runaway (tie)
1 - Coming Home Baby (tie)
3 - Lipstick on Your Collar (tie)
3 - Rhythm of the Rain (tie)

Hollywood Metal Dinamic Sound 2000
[Cassette Only]
King K30W-4007
1981
House of the Rising Sun
Diana
Lonesome Town
Johnny B. Goode
Dance the Night Away
Goodbye Rock and Roll
Hound Dog
Rip It Up
Lucille
Ready Teddy
Linda Lou
When the Night Away
*****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.58
1 - House of the Rising Sun
2 - Johnny B. Goode (tie)
2 - Diana (tie)
2 - Goodbye Rock and Roll (tie)
2 - Lonetome Town (tie)

Last Album on Liberty
King K28P-318
1982
Hollywood Punk
Peace Pipe
The Way You Look Tonight
Mizu Wari
Tomorrow
Victoria Station
Warm Hearts
Papa
Summer Concerto
Nightly News Theme
Really Something Nice
Springtime Love
Walk Don't Run '77
Amanda's Theme
Speeding Through Space
Don't Say Goodbye
I Will Never Leave You
I'll Be Yours Forever
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.17
1 - Hollywood Punk (tie)
2 - Peace Pipe (tie)
3 - Speeding Through Space

The 1990s Japanese Albums

Album Description My
Ranking
My
Rating
Underground Fire's
Top 3 Ranking

Play Southern All Stars
Toshiba TOCP-6110
1990
Don't Blame on Me
Seaside Story
Miss Brand New Day
Ellie My Love
C-Chow Kotoba Ni Goyojin
Omoi Sugushi Mo Koi No Uchi
Furi Furi '65
Sinbad
Shiori's Theme
Night Club
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.10
1 - Miss Brand New Day
2 - Don't Blame on Me
3 - Furi Furi '65 (tie)
3 - Ellie My Love (tie)
3 - Sinbad (tie)

Live in Japan 1990
Toshiba TOCP-6528
1990
House of the Rising Sun
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Wipe Out
Pipeline
Paint It Black
Penetration
Reflections in a Palace Lake
Walk Don't Run '64
Telstar
Strangers in Midosuji
Walk Don't Run Medley
Stars on Guitars Medley
Manchurian Beat
Apache
Hokkaido Skies
Ginza Lights
Kyoto Doll
Hawaii Five-0
Caravan
Miss Brand New Day
Ellie My Love
Seaside Story
Furi Furi '65
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.54
1 - House of the Rising Sun
2 - Reflections in a Palace Lake
3 - Furi Furi '65

Play Seaside Story
Toshiba TOCP-6740
1991
Surfside Dream
Fruit of Summer
Truth
Seychelles
Breezin'
Love Storm
We're All Alone
Fall in Love
If We Hold Together
Lady Wants to Know
What You Won't Do for Love
Fragrance of Thrill
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.17
1 - If We Hold Together
2 - We're All Alone
3 - Surfside Dream (tie)
3 - Fruit of Summer (tie)
3 - Truth (tie)

Play Major Motion Pictures
Toshiba TOCP-6775
1991
Never Ending Story
What a Wonderful World
Oh, Pretty Woman
St. Elmo's Fire
Unchained Melody
Stand by Me
Arthur's Theme
Chariots of Fire
One
Gremlins Rag
Axel F/Miami Vice
Ghostbusters
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
***
***
***

Ave. 4.25
1 - Never Ending Story
2 - St. Elmo's Fire
3 - What a Wonderful World

The Rarities
Pendleton PC-101
1991
[Bootleg Album]
Apache (alternate)
Blue Moon (mono)
Rap City (single)
Green Hornet '6 (single)
The Chase (single)
Adventures in Paradise (BG-101)
The Ninth Wave (single)
The McCoy (single)
Night Run (The Marksmen)
Scratch (The Marksmen)
Candy Apple Racer (stereo)
The Real McCoy (vocal #2)
Cookies and Coke (vocal #2)
The Real McCoy (vocal #1)
Cookies and Coke (vocal #1)
Tarantella (Brazil EP)
Instant Mashed (single)
Lucille (single)
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***
***
***
**

Ave. 3.83
Album Not Polled

Say Yes
Toshiba TOCP-7154
1992
Boku Wa Kono Me De Uso O Tsuku
Say Yes
Koibito Wa Wine Iro
Hajimari Wa Itsumo Ame
Do Ya Do
Love Song
Taiyo To Hokori No Naka De
Moon Light Blues
Romancing Yard
Morning Moon
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***
***

Ave. 4.20
1 - Say Yes
2 - Boku Wa Kono Me . . . (tie)
2 - Hajimari Wa Itsumo Ame (tie)
2 - Do Ya Do (tie)
2 - Romancing Yard (tie)
2 - Moonlight Blues (tie)

Flying High
Toshiba TOCP-7239
1992
Flashback
Snows of Nagano
After Midnight in Shinjuku
Cruisin' Machine
Two on the Beach
Follow Your Heart
Strawberry Brandy
Cartoon
September Sunrise
Shonan Shores
Memories of Love
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****

Ave. 4.82
1 - Flashback
2 - September Sunrise
3 - Cruisin' Machine (tie)
3 - Follow Your Hear (tie)
3 - Strawberry Brandy (tie)
3 - Memories of Love (tie)
3 - After Midnight... (tie)

Play Mega Hits
Toshiba TOCP-7847
1993
The Sun Also Rises
Bridge Ano Hashi O Watarutoki
Kimi Ga Irudakede
Namida No Kiss
Two on the Beach
Shonan Shores
Kimi Ga Koyayaki Tsuzukeru Yohni
No No Darlin'
Yah Yah Yah
Memories of Love
Haretara Iine
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.45
1 - The Sun Also Rises (tie)
1 - Bridge ... (tie)
1 - Namida No Kiss (tie)

'93 in Japan
Toshiba TOCP-8105
1993
Classical Gas
House of the Rising Sun
Wipe Out
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Flashback
Bridge Ano Hashi O Watarutoki
Penetration
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Bob's Medley: Perfidia/Bumble Bee/etc.
Hawaii Five-0
Telstar
Secret Agent Man
Reflections in a Palace Lake
Walk Don't Run '64
Stranger in Midosuji
Paint It Black
Yozora No Hoshi
Caravan
Cruel Sea
Hollywood Punk
Nagasaki Memories
The Sun Also Rises
Kyoto Doll
Ginza Lights
My Bonnie Lies
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.68
1 - Flashback
2 - Bridge ...
3 - Bob's Medley (tie)
3 - My Bonnie Lies (tie)

Pops A La Carte
Toshiba TOCP-8577
1995
Kiss Me
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Miserlou
Maria Elena
Stardust
Innocent World
Haru Yo Koi
Miss You
Yurera Omoi
Seiten O Homerunara
Romance No Kamisama
I Love You
Kanpai
Mary Jane on My Mind
Gambarimashoi
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***

Ave. 4.27
1 - Maria Elena
2 - Miss You
3 - Stardust

Wild Again
Toshiba TOCP-8911
1996
Wham
Baja
Quiet Village
Happy Organ
Beethoven Five-Oh!
James Bond Theme
Exodus
Teen Beat
Quicksilver
Lonely Surfer
Midnight in Moscow
Bongo Rock
Ajoen, Ajoen
Petite Fluer
Rock Concerto in A Minor
A Walk in the Black Forest
Ich Bin Der Glucklichste . . .
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.71
1 - Quiet Village
2 - Wham
3 - Baja

Wild Again II
Toshiba TOCP-50220
1997
Hurricane
Blue Dawn
Bombora
Spanish Armada
Web Surfing
Time Is Tight
I Fought the Law
Drums A Go-Go
Calhoun Surfer
Cry for a Shadow
Stop the Music
Hideaway
Peter Gunn
Banzai Pipeline
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.50
1 - Hurricane
2 - Peter Gunn
3 - Blue Dawn (tie)
3 - Spanish Armada (tie)
3 - I Fought the Law (tie)

Wild Again Concert '97
Toshiba TOCP-50573
1998
Classical Gas
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Calhoun Surf
Walk Don't Run/Perfidia/Blue Moon
Reflections in a Palace Lake
Wakareta Hito To
Stranger in Midosuji
Cruel Sea
Telstar
Bulldog/Bumble Bee/Journey to the Stars
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Hawaii Five-0
Wipe Out
Maria Elena
Walk Don't Run '64
Apache
Jambalaya
Caravan
Hokkaido Skies
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****

Ave. 4.70
1 - Slaughter on 10th Avenue
2 - Cruel Sea (tie)
2 - Don't Think Twice (tie)

V-Gold
M&I MYCV-30001
1999
House of the Rising Sun
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Reflections in a Palace Lake
Perfidia
Stranger in Midosuji
Pipeline
Cruel Sea
Walk, Don't Run
Apache
Diamond Head
Wipe Out
Ginza Lights
Hokkaido Skies
Kyoto Doll
Yellow Jacket
Telstar
Secret Agent Man
Bumble Bee Rock
Manchurian Beat
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****

Ave. 5.00
1 - Slaughter on 10th Avenue
2 - Yellow Jacket (tie)
3 - Bumble Bee Rock (tie)

Walk, Don't Run 2000
M&I MYCV-30002
1999
Jewel
Santa Cruz
Venus
One of These Nights
California Sun
Walk, Don't Run 2000
Spindrift
Black Is Black
Proud Warrior
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Night Bird
Keep Searchin'
Wild Weekend
Kicks (vocal)
Movin'
Mal-Funk-Shun
Bermuda
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
***

Ave. 4.12
1 - Walk Don't Run 2000 (tie)
1 - Jewel (tie)
3 - Santa Cruz

Play Runaway:
Don Wilson's Favorite Vocals M&I MYCV-30005
1999
When You Walk in the Room
Keep Searchin'
Black Is Black
Runaway
Needles and Pins
Yesterday
End of the World
So Fine
Detroit City
The Wind Blows East
I Can't Stop Loving You
Born to Lose
I Forgot to Remember to Forget
Caribbean
Steady As She Goes
Hats Off to Larry
***
***
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***
***
***
***
***

Ave. 3.00
1 - When You Walk in the Room
2 - Keep Searchin' (tie)
2 - Caribbean (tie)
2 - The Wind Blows East (tie)

Space 2001
M&I MYCV-30006
1999
Gemini
Skylab
Telstar
Journey to the Stars
Close Encounters
Star Trek
Star Wars
Columbia
Apollo 11
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Return of the Jedi
Sand, Sea, and Love (Theme for Sally)
Out of Limits (vocal)
*****
*****
*****
****
****
****
****
****
****
***
***
***
*

Ave. 3.77
1 - Sand, Sea, and Love
2 - Skylab
3 - Gemini (tie)
3 - Also Sprach Zarathustra (tie)

V-Gold Live!
M&I MYCV-30028
1999
Walk Don't Run Extended Medley
Stranger in Midosuji/Reflections...
House of the Rising Sun
Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Out of Limits
Diamond Head/Pipeline
Telstar
Apache
Walk Don't Run '64
Black Sand Beach
Hawaii Five-0
The Cruel Sea
Let's Go
Ginza Lights
Kyoto Doll/Paint It Black
Wipe Out
Caravan
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
*****
****
****

Ave. 4.88
1 - WDR Extended Medley
2 - Out of Limits
3 - Stranger.../Reflections...

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