3 Albums By Rock Bands That Turned 40 In February 2024

February 1984 saw a few releases overall but in particular 3 of rock.

Wings of Tomorrow¬†is the second studio album by the Swedish¬†rock¬†band¬†Europe. It was released on 24 February 1984, by Hot Records in Sweden, and by¬†Epic Records¬†in the United States.¬†Wings of Tomorrow¬†is the last album to feature drummer¬†Tony Reno, before being replaced by Ian Haughland, who is still the current drummer. This album precedes the world famous The Final Countdown. Wings Of Tomorrow had 4 singles released – Lyin’ Eyes, Storming, Dreamer & Open Your Heart – the latter of which got a new lease on life with a slightly different version in 1988.

Out of the Cellar¬†is the debut studio album by the American¬†heavy metal¬†band¬†Ratt, released in 1984 by¬†Atlantic Records. The album was an immediate success, with wide airplay on radio and heavy rotation on¬†MTV¬†of its singles, especially the hit “Round and Round”. The album is certified as triple platinum by the¬†RIAA. The album brought Ratt to the top of the glam metal scene in Los Angeles.¬†Out of the Cellar would prove to be the band’s most successful album. It also contains other popular songs such as “Wanted Man”, “Lack of Communication”, and a re-recorded version of “Back for More”.

The Works¬†is the eleventh studio album by the British¬†rock¬†band¬†Queen. It was released on 27 February 1984 by¬†EMI Records¬†just shortly after recording for the album had been completed in the United Kingdom and it is the band’s first studio album to be released by¬†Capitol Records in the United States. The album contains the classic hits I Want To Break Free, Radio Ga Ga as well as other singles It’s A Hard Life & Hammer To Fall. fter the synth-heavy¬†Hot Space¬†(1982), the album saw the re-emergence of¬†Brian May¬†and¬†Roger Taylor’s rock sound, while still incorporating the early 80s¬†retro futuristic¬†electronic music (at the behest of¬†Freddie Mercury) and New York funk scenes (John Deacon’s topic of interest).