In April 1984.

In April 1984, “Abstract Records” label released “Vengeance”, the debut New Model Army album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Alaska Studios” in London, and was produced by Mond Cowie, Slade the Leveller, Stuart Morrow and Rob heaton.

Personnel:

  • Slade the Leveller– vocals, guitar
  • Stuart Morrow – bass, vocals
  • Rob Heaton– drums
  • Ian O’Higgins – engineer
  • Joolz– front cover art

Track listing:

  1. Bittersweet – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  2. Betcha – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow, Tompkins
  3. Tension – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  4. Great Expectations – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  5. Waiting – Justin Sullivan
  6. Christian Militia – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  7. Notice Me – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  8. Small Town England – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  9. A Liberal Education – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  10. Vengeance – Justin Sullivan
  11. Sex (The Black Angel) – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow, Robert Heaton
  12. Running In The Rain – Justin Sullivan
  13. Spirit of the Falklands – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  14. The Price – Justin Sullivan, Stuart Morrow
  15. 1984 – Justin Sullivan
  16. No Man’s Land – Justin Sullivan
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In April 1984.

In April 1984, “RCA” label released “New Sensations”, the thirteenth Lou Reed studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Skyline Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lou Reed and John Jansen.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – vocals; lead and rhythm guitar
  • Fernando Saunders– electric and string bass; backing vocals; rhythm guitar
  • Fred Maher– drums
  • Peter Wood– piano; synthesizers; accordion
  • Lakshminarayana Shankar– electric violin
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trombone; horn arrangement
  • Jocelyn Brown– backing vocals
  • Rory Dodd– backing vocals
  • Connie Harvey – backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer– backing vocals
  • Dan Nash – assistant engineer
  • Roger Moutenot – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Waring Abbott – photography; art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed

  1. I Love You, Suzanne
  2. Endlessly Jealous
  3. My Red Joystick
  4. Turn to Me
  5. New Sensations
  6. Doin’ the Things that We Want To
  7. What Becomes a Legend Most
  8. Fly Into the Sun
  9. My Friend George
  10. High in the City
  11. Down at the Arcade

In April 1983.

In April 1983, “Slash” label released the debut, self-titled Violent Femmes album. It was recorded July – September 1982, at “Castle Studios” in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; “Music Works Studios” in London, and was produced by Mark Van Hecke. In 1991, the album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Victor DeLorenzo– snare drum, tranceaphone, drum set, Scotch marching bass drum, vocals
  • Gordon Gano– guitar, violin, lead vocals
  • Brian Ritchie– acoustic bass guitar, xylophone, electric bass guitar, vocals
  • Mark Van Hecke – production; piano
  • Luke W. Midkiff – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks written by Gordon Gano, except where noted.

  1. Blister in the Sun
  2. Kiss Off
  3. Please Don’t Go
  4. Add It Up
  5. Confessions
  6. Prove My Love
  7. Promise
  8. To the Kill
  9. Gone Daddy Gone – Gordon Dano, Willie Dixon
  10. Good feeling

 

In April 1983.

In April 1983, “Red Rhino” label released “It”, the debut Pulp album. It was recorded August 1982 – January 1983, at “Input Studio”; “Victoria Studios” and “Southern Studios”, and was produced by Simon Hinkler.  The album was originally released as a limited vinyl mini-LP of 2000 copies.

Personnel:

  • Peter Boom
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Wayne Furniss
  • Beefy Garryo
  • David Hinkler
  • Simon Hinkler
  • Mister Barry Thompson
  • Jill Taylor
  • Saskia Cocker
  • Jon Short
  • Joanne, Julie and Alison

Track listing:

All tracks by Jarvis Cocker, except where noted.

  1. My Lighthouse – Jarvis Cocker, Simon Hinkler
  2. Wishful Thinking
  3. Joking Aside
  4. Boats and Trains
  5. Blue Girls
  6. Love Love
  7. In Many Ways

 

In April 1983.

In April 1983, “Rough Trade” label released “High Land, Hard Rain”, the debut Aztec Camera album. It was recorded in 1983, at “ICC Studios” in Eastbourne, and was produced by John Brand and Bernie Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Roddy Frame– vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Bernie Clark – piano, organ
  • Campbell Owens – bass
  • Dave Ruffy – drums, percussion

Personnel:

All tracks by Roddy Frame.

  1. Oblivious
  2. The Boy Wonders
  3. Walk Out to Winter
  4. The Bugle Sounds Again
  5. We Could Send Letters
  6. Pillar to Post
  7. Release
  8. Lost Outside the Tunnel
  9. Back on Board
  10. Down the Dip

In April 1982.

In April 1982, “Mushroom” label released “Time and Tide”, the seventh Split Enz album. It was recorded January-February in Sydney, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs and Eddie Rayner.

Personnel:

  • Tim Finn– vocals, piano
  • Neil Finn– vocals, guitar
  • Noel Crombie– drums, percussion, cover design, photos
  • Nigel Griggs– bass
  • Eddie Rayner– percussion, keyboards
  • Engineered by Hugh Padgham. assisted by David Price
  • Mixed by Hugh Padgham, Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs, Eddie Rayner
  • Mastered by Ian Cooper, Howard Grey
  • Jeff Ayeroff – art direction:

Track listing:

  1. Dirty Creature – Neil Finn, Tim Finn, Nigel Griggs
  2. Giant Heartbeat – Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs
  3. Hello Sandy Allen – Neil Finn
  4. Never Ceases to Amaze Me – Tim Finn
  5. Lost for Words – Neil Finn, Tim Finn, Nigel Griggs
  6. Small World – Tim Finn
  7. Take a Walk – Neil.Finn
  8. Pioneer – Eddie Rayner
  9. Six Months in a Leaky Boat – Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs, Eddie Rayner
  10. Haul Away – Tim Finn
  11. Log Cabin Fever – Neil Finn
  12. Make Sense of It – Noel Crombie, Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Eddie Rayner

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Columbia” label released “Zebop!”, the eleventh Santana studio album. It was recorded 1980-1981, and was produced by Carlos Santana and Bill Graham. The album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, background vocals
  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, producer, vocals, background vocals
  • Chris Solberg – guitar, keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Alan Pasqua– keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, background vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– percussion, timbales, background vocals
  • Keith Olsen– engineer
  • Fred Catero– associate producer, engineer

Track listing:

  1. Changes – Cat Stevens
  2. E Papa Ré – Carlos Santana, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilató, Alex Ligertwood
  3. Primera Invasion – Graham Lear, David Margen, Alan Pasqua, Carlos Santana
  4. Searchin’ – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana, Chris Solberg
  5. Over and Over – Rick Meyers
  6. Winning – Russ Ballard
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana
  8. The Sensitive Kind – J. Cale
  9. American Gypsy – Russ Ballard, Graham Lear, Alex Ligertwood
  10. I Love You Much Too Much – Alexander Olshanetsky, Don Raye, Chaim Tauber
  11. Brightest Star – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  12. Hannibal – Alex Ligertwood, Alan Pasqua, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana