In July 1987.

In July 1987, “Island” label released “Strange Weather”, the eleventh Marianne Faithfull album. It was recorded in 1987, at “A&R Recording Studios”, “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, New York, and was produced by Hal Willner.

Personnel:

  • Marianne Faithfull – vocals
  • Bill Frisell- guitars
  • Michael Levine- violin
  • Sharon Freeman- piano
  • Fernando Saunders- bass
  • Chris Hunter – alto saxophone, flute
  • Garth Hudson- accordion
  • John- (credited as Mac Rebennack) – piano
  • Robert Quine- guitar
  • T. Lewis – drums, horn arrangements
  • Steve Slagle – alto saxophone
  • William Schimmel- accordion
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangements
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing
  • Tony Wright- cover and sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Stranger Intro – Bill Frisell
  2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  3. I Ain’t Goin’ Down To The Well No More – Huddie Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, John Lomax
  4. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  5. Sign of Judgement – Kid Prince Moore
  6. Strange Weather – Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
  7. Love, Life and Money – Julius Dixon, Henry Glover
  8. ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  9. Hello Stranger – Doc Pomus, Mac Rebennack (Dr. John)
  10. Penthouse Serenade – Will Jason, Val Burton
  11. As Tears Go By – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Andrew Loog Oldham
  12. A Stranger On Earth – Sid Feller, Rick Ward

In July 1986.

In July 1986, “Glass Records” label released “Sound of Confusion”, the first  Spacemen 3 studio album.

Personnel:

  • Peter Kember- guitar, feedback
  • Jason Pierce- guitar, vocals
  • Pete Bain – bass
  • Nicholas Brooker – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Kember, Jason Pierce, except where noted.

  1. Losing Touch with My Mind
  2. Hey Man
  3. Rollercoaster – Erickson, Hall
  4. Mary Anne – Campbell, Crenshaw
  5. Little Doll – Alexander, Asheton, Asheton, Osterberg
  6. 2:35
  7. D. Catastrophe

In July 1985.

In July 1985, “Mercury” label released “No Guru, No Method, No Teacher”, the sixteenth Van Morrison album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Studio D & Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Van Morrison.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison – vocals, guitar
  • Jef Labes- piano, synthesizer, string arrangement
  • Chris Michie- guitar
  • John Platania- guitar
  • David Hayes- bass
  • Baba Trunde (Babatunde Lea) – drums
  • Richie Buckley – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Kate St. John- cor anglais, oboe
  • Teressa “Terry” Adams – cello, string section leader
  • Joseph Edelberg – violin
  • John Tenney – violin
  • Rebecca Sebring – viola
  • Nadine Cox – harp
  • June Boyce – backing vocals
  • Rosie Hunter – backing vocals
  • Bianca Thornton, Jeanie Tracy- backing vocals
  • Mick Glossop, Jim Stern – engineer
  • Lenette Viegas – engineer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Got to Go Back
  2. Oh the Warm Feeling
  3. Foreign Window
  4. A Town Called Paradise
  5. In the Garden
  6. Tir Na Nog
  7. Here Comes the Knight
  8. Thanks for the Information
  9. One Irish Rover
  10. Ivory Tower

In July 1985.

In July 1985, “Epic” label released “Flash”, the fourth Jeff Beck studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker. At the 1986 “Grammy Awards” Jeff Beck won the award for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Beck– lead vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Hall– lead  and backging vocals
  • Rod Stewart– lead vocals
  • Karen Lawrence– lead vocals
  • Jan Hammer– Fairlight CMI
  • Tony Hymas, Duane Hitchings, Robert Sabino– keyboards
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Carmine Appice, Jay Burnett, Jimmy Bralower, Barry DeSouza, Tony “Thunder” Smith– drums
  • Tina B, Curtis King, David Simms, Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner – backging vocals
  • David Charles, Jason Corsaro, Eddie DeLena, Rob Eaton, Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Eric Mohler, Tony Tavener, Nigel Walker, Andy Wallace – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Ambitious – Nile Rodgers
  2. Gets Us All in the End – Arthur Baker, Tina B
  3. Escape – Jan Hammer
  4. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Stop Look and Listen – Nile Rodgers
  6. Get Workin’ – Nile Rodgers
  7. Ecstasy – David Bendeth, Simon Climie
  8. Night After Night – Nile Rodgers
  9. You Know We Know – Tony Hymas

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “SST” label released “Zen Arcade”, the second Hüsker Dü studio album. It was recorded in October 1983, at “Total Access Recording” in Redondo Beach, California, except “Standing By the Sea” recorded in December 1982, during the Metal Circus sessions, and was produced by Spot, Grant Hart, Bob Mould and Greg Norton.

Personnel:

  • Grant Hart– lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, piano
  • Bob Mould– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, piano, bass
  • Greg Norton– bass, backubg vocals

Track listing:

  1. Something I Learned Today – Bob Mould
  2. Broken Home, Broken Heart – Bob Mould
  3. Never Talking to You Again – Grant Hart
  4. Chartered Trips – Bob Mould
  5. Dreams Reoccurring – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton
  6. Indecision Time – Bob Mould
  7. Hare Krsna – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton
  8. Beyond the Threshold – Bob Mould
  9. Pride – Bob Mould
  10. I’ll Never Forget You – Bob Mould
  11. The Biggest Lie – Bob Mould
  12. What’s Going – Grant Hart
  13. Masochism World – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  14. Standing by the Sea – Grant Hart
  15. Somewhere – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  16. One Step at a Time – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  17. Pink Turns to Blue – Grant Hart
  18. Newest Industry – Bob Mould
  19. Monday Will Never Be the Same – Bob Mould
  20. Whatever – Bob Mould
  21. The Tooth Fairy and the Princess – Bob Mould
  22. Turn on the News – Grant Hart
  23. Reoccurring Dreams – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “SST” label released “Double Nickels on the Dime”, the third Minutemen studio album. It was recorded November 1983 – April 1984, at “Radio Tokyo Studios” in Venice, California, and was produced by Ethan James. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Double Nickels on the Dime” at number 413 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Boon– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Watt– vocals, bass
  • George Hurley– vocals, drums
  • Joe Baiza– guitar
  • John Rocknowski  – guitar
  • Dirk Vandenberg  – guitar
  • Ethan James– engineer

Track listing:

Side D

  1. Anxious Mo-Fo – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  2. Theatre Is the Life of You – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  3. Viet Nam – D. Boon
  4. Cohesion – D. Boon
  5. It’s Expected I’m Gone – Mike Watt
  6. #1 Hit Song – D. Boon, George Hurley
  7. Two Beads at the End – D. Boon, George Hurley
  8. Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth? – Mike Watt
  9. Don’t Look Now – John Fogerty
  10. Shit from an Old Notebook – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  11. Nature Without Man – Chuck Dukowski, D. Boon
  12. One Reporter’s Opinion – Mike Watt

Side Mike

  1. Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing – Mike Watt
  2. Maybe Partying Will Help – D. Boon, Mike Watt
  3. Toadies – Mike Watt
  4. Retreat – Mike Watt
  5. The Big Foist – Mike Watt
  6. God Bows to Math – Jack Brewer, Mike Watt
  7. Corona – D. Boon
  8. The Glory of Man – Mike Watt
  9. Take 5, D – Joe Baiza, John Rocknowski, Dirk Vandenberg, Mike Watt
  10. My Heart and the Real World – Mike Watt
  11. History Lesson – Part II – Mike Watt

Side George

  1. You Need the Glory – George Hurley
  2. The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts – Dick Vandenberg, Mike Watt
  3. Robot’s Holy Orders – George Hurley
  4. West Germany – D. Boon
  5. The Politics of Time – Mike Watt
  6. Themselves – D. Boon
  7. Please Don’t Be Gentle with Me – Jack Brewer, Mike Watt
  8. Nothing indeed – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  9. No Exchange – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  10. There Ain’t Shit on T.V. Tonight – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  11. There Ain’t Shit on T.V. Tonight – D. Boon
  12. This Ain’t No Picnic – D. Boon
  13. Spillage – Mike Watt

Side Chaff

  1. Untitled Song for Latin America – D. Boon
  2. Jesus and Tequila – D. Boon, Joe Carducci
  3. June 16th – Mike Watt
  4. Storm in my House – D. Boon, Henry Rollins
  5. Martin’s Story – Martin Tamburovich, Mike Watt
  6. Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony
  7. Wu – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
  8. Little Man with a Gun in His Hand – D. Boon, Chuck Dukowski
  9. The World According to Nouns – Mike Watt
  10. Love Dance – D. Boon

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Sire” label released “Close to the Bone”, the second Tom Tom Club.It was recorded in 1983, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Steven Stanley.

Personnel:

  • Alex Weir- guitar
  • Rupert Hine- keyboards
  • Tina Weymouth – vocals, bass
  • Chris Frantz – vocals, drums
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Wally Badarou, Tyrone Downie, Raymond Jones – keyboards
  • Lani Weymouth, Laura Weymouth – vocals
  • James Rizzi- cover illustration
  • Steven Stanley, Benjamin Armbrister, Frank Hanna, Kendall Stubbs – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Pleasure of Love
  2. On the Line Again
  3. This Is a Foxy World
  4. Bamboo Town
  5. The Man With the 4-Way Hips
  6. Measure Up
  7. Never Took a Penny
  8. Atsababy! (Life Is Great)

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Polydor” label released “Private Collection”, the third Jon and Vangelis album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Vangelis.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– vocals, arrangements
  • Vangelis– keyboards, synthesisers, programming, arrangements
  • Dick Morrissey- saxophone

Track listing:

All music by Vangelis, all lyrics by Jon Anderson.

  1. And When the Night Comes
  2. Deborah
  3. Polonaise
  4. He Is Sailing
  5. Horizon

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “CBS Associated Legacy” label released “Drastic Measures”, the ninth Kansas studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Neil Kernon, Phil Ehart, John Elefante, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren and Rich Williams.

Personnel:

  • Kerry Livgren– vocals, guitar, keyboards, Synclavier II programming
  • Rich Williams– guitar
  • John Elefante– led vocals, keyboards
  • Dave Hope– bass guitar
  • Phil Ehart– drums
  • Terry Brock – vocals, backing vocals
  • Kyle Henderson – vocals, backing vocals
  • David Pack– vocals, backing vocals
  • Neil Kernon – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Elefante and Dino Elefante except where noted.

  1. Fight Fire With Fire
  2. Everybody’s My Friend
  3. Mainstream – Kerry Livgren
  4. Andi – John Elefante
  5. Going Through the Motions
  6. Get Rich
  7. Don’t Take Your Love Away
  8. End of the Age – Kerry Livgren
  9. Incident on a Bridge – Kerry Livgren

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Warner Bros” label released “Salute”, the sixteenth Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded December 1982-February 1983 at “Eastern Sound” in Toronto, and was produced by Dean Parks and Gordon Lightfoot.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Terry Clements – lead guitar
  • Pee Wee Charles – steel guitar
  • Dean Parks- lead guitar, synthesizer
  • Mike Heffernan – piano, electric piano
  • Harlan Rodgers – piano
  • Hadley Hockensmith – bass guitar, hi-string bass
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Barry Keane – drums, percussion
  • Carol Parks – harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Salute (A Lot More Livin’ to Do)
  2. Gotta Get Away
  3. Whispers of the North
  4. Someone to Believe In
  5. Romance
  6. Knotty Pine
  7. Biscuit City
  8. Without You
  9. Tattoo
  10. Broken Dreams