Flood is the third studio album by They Might Be Giants, and their first with a major label, Elektra Records. It was released in 1990. It was recorded in 1989 at Skyline Studios in New York City. The first single, "Birdhouse In Your Soul", reached number 3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart and was a top 40 hit elsewhere, including Australia.
Led Zeppelin Remasters is a 3-LP (or 2-cassette or 2-CD) compilation album of remastered material by English rock group Led Zeppelin. It was initially released in the UK and Japan by Atlantic Records on 15 October 1990. The album is essentially a scaled-down version of the 4-CD Led Zeppelin boxed set.
Rust in Peace is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Megadeth. It was released by Capitol Records in 1990. A remixed and remastered version, featuring several bonus tracks, was released in 2004. A limited edition 180 Gram LP using the original mix was issued in the U.S. in 2008 by Capitol Records. This is the only remastered version of the original mix currently available. According to "National Album Positioning Charts," Rust in Peace sold 1,116,700 albums in United States.
Cowboys from Hell is Pantera's fifth album and their first Atco Records album, recorded at The Dallas Sound Lab in Irving, TX and released on July 24, 1990. This was their first commercially successful album, exposing the band's choppy rhythms and dissonant vocals to mainstream audiences.
Persistence of Time is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Anthrax. The album was released in 1990 by Megaforce Worldwide/Island Entertainment. The album includes the singles, "Got the Time" and "In My World" (which was performed by the band on an episode of Married... With Children.)
Blue Sky Mining is an album by Midnight Oil that was released in 1990 under the Columbia Records label. It received high ratings from critics. A limited release of the record featured clear blue vinyl. The title track reached #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks.
Fear of a Punk Planet is the third album by the southern California punk rock band The Vandals, originally released in 1990 by Triple X Records. It was their first album to include the lineup of Dave Quackenbush, Warren Fitzgerald, Joe Escalante and Josh Freese, solidifying the band's roster after several years of fluctuation.
Beg To Differ is Prong's first album released under the CBS label. It can best be described as "metal gone alternative". The album also includes one live track ("Third From The Sun", a Chrome cover) recorded at CBGB's, New York in 1989. Brian "Pushead" Schroeder did the design and cover artwork for the album.
Ah Via Musicom is Eric Johnson's third solo album, released in February 1990. Several of the songs on the album are dedicated to fellow guitarists. Johnson revealed in an interview with Guitar Player magazine in March 1990 that the song "Steve's Boogie" is dedicated to Austin pedal steel guitarist Steve Hennig. Johnson also revealed in the same interview that the song "Song for George" is dedicated to an 80-year-old guitarist friend of his named George Washington.
Pan and scan is a method of adjusting widescreen film images so that they can be shown within the proportions of a standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio television screen, often cropping off the sides of the original widescreen image to focus on the composition's most important aspects. Some film directors and film enthusiasts disapprove of pan and scan cropping, because it can remove up to 45% of the original image, changing the director or cinematographer's original vision and intentions.