On January 18, 1982.

Mystical Adventures

On January 18, 1982, “Atlantic” label released Jean-Luc Ponty’s album  “Mystical Adventures”.  It was recorded August – September, 1981, at “Cherokee Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jean-Luc Ponty and Arif Mardin.

  • Jean-Luc Ponty– electric violin, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, vocals, acoustic violin
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Jamie Glaser– guitar
  • Rayford Griffin – drums
  • Randy Jackson– bass
  • Chris Rhyne – synthesizer, piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass, Oberheim 8 Voice, Prophet 5

Track listing:

All tracks by Jean-Luc Ponty, except where noted.

  1. Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part I
  2. Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part II
  3. Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part III
  4. Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part IV
  5. Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part V
  6. Rhythms of Hope
  7. As – Stevie Wonder, arr. by Jean-Luc Ponty
  8. Final Truth – Part I
  9. Final Truth – Part II
  10. Jig

On January 18, 1980.


On January 18, 1980, “Virgin” label released “Metamatic”, the first John Foxx solo album, after his split with Ultravox in 1979. It was recorded in 1979, at the “Pathway Studios” in London and was produced by John Foxx. The album name  “Metamatic” is taken from a painting machine by kinetic artist Jean Tinguely.


  • John Foxx– vocals, rhythm machines (mainly Roland CR-78), synthesizers
  • John Wesley Barker – additional synthesizers
  • Jake Durant – additional bass
  • Gareth Jones– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Foxx.

  1. Plaza
  2. He’s a Liquid
  3. Underpass
  4. Metal Beat
  5. No-One Driving
  6. A New Kind of Man
  7. Blurred Girl
  8. 030
  9. Tidal Wave
  10. Touch and Go



On January 18, 1980.


On January 18, 1980, “MCA” released “Just Testing”, the tenth Wishbone Ash studio album.  It was recorded in 1979, at the “Surrey Sound Studios” and “Kingsway Recorders” in England, and was produced by Martin Turner, John Sherry and Wishbone Ash. It  was the last Wishbone Ash’s album with the bass guitarist and vocalist Martin Turner, until the release of “Nouveau Calls” in 1987.


  • Andy Powell– electric and acoustic guitars, back up vocals
  • Laurie Wisefield– electric and acoustic guitars, back up vocals
  • Martin Turner– lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, back up vocals
  • Steve Upton– drums, percussion
  • Claire Hamill– vocal contributions
  • Ian Kew – organ
  • Hipgnosis – art direction, photography
  • Colour prints by Maintide

Track listing:

  1. Living Proof – Laurie Wisefield, Claire Hamil
  2. Haunting Me – Martin Turner
  3. Insomnia – Martin Turner
  4. Helpless – P. Kendrick
  5. Pay the Price – Martin Turner
  6. New Rising Star – Martin Turner
  7. Master of Disguise – Andy Powell
  8. Lifeline – Martin Turner, Andy Powell, Laurie Wisefield, Steve Upton



On January 18, 1978.


On January 18, 1978, “Asylum” label released “Excitable Boy”, the third Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jackson Browne and Waddy Wachtel. “Excitable Boy” is the best-selling album of Zevon’s career.


  • Warren Zevon – lead, harmony and backing vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer
  • Jorge Calderón– harmony and backing vocals, Spanish vocals
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar- guitar, percussion
  • Russ Kunkel– drum
  • Jackson Browne– guitar, harmony and backing vocals
  • Luis Damian – jarana
  • Kenny Edwards, John McVie- bass
  • Mick Fleetwood– drums
  • The Gentlemen Boys (Jackson Browne, Jorge Calderón, Kenny Edwards, J. D. Souther, Waddy Wachtel) – backing and harmony vocals
  • Arthur Gerst – Mexican harp
  • Bob Glaub, Leland Sklar– bass
  • Jim Horn– recorder
  • Greg Ladanyi– bells
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff– backing and harmony vocals
  • Manuel Vasquez – requinto
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar, synthesizer, harmony and backing vocals
  • Jennifer Warnes– harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except as noted.

  1. Johnny Strikes Up the Band
  2. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner – David Lindell, Warren Zevon
  3. Excitable Boy – LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon
  4. Werewolves of London – LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon
  5. Accidentally Like a Martyr
  6. Nighttime in the Switching Yard – Jorge Calderón, Lindell, Wachtel, Warren Zevon
  7. Veracruz – Jorge Calderón, Warren Zevon
  8. Tenderness on the Block – Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon
  9. Lawyers, Guns and Money


On January 17, 1995.


On January 17, 1995, “Polydor” label released “The Rapture”, the eleventh and final Siouxsie and the Banshees studio album. It was recorded in 1993 and 1994, at the “Studio Du Manoir” in Léon,  France, “Wessex” in London, and was produced by John Cale, Siouxsie Sioux, Steven Severin, Budgie, Martin McCarrick and Jon Klein.


  • Siouxsie Sioux- vocals
  • Steven Severin- electric bass
  • Budgie- drums and percussion
  • Martin McCarrick- cello, keyboards and accordion
  • Jon Klein– guitars
  • Renaud Pion – woodwind
  • Knox Chandler- guitar
  • Gary Barnacle, Peter Thoms, Luke Tunney and John Thirkell – brass section

Track listing:

All tracks by Siouxsie Sioux, except where noted.

  1. O Baby
  2. Tearing Apart
  3. Stargazer
  4. Fall from Grace – Steven Severin
  5. Not Forgotten
  6. Sick Child – Budgie
  7. The Lonely One
  8. Falling Down
  9. Forever
  10. The Rapture
  11. The Double Life – Steven Severin
  12. Love Out Me

On January 17, 1992.


On January 17, 1992, “Lookout Records” released “Kerplunk”, the second Green Day studio album. It was recorded May – September 1991, at the “Art of Ears Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Andy Ernst, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool . “Kerplunk” was band’s last release for “Lookout Records” and the first album to feature Tré Cool on drums.  With sale of over 5 million copies worldwide, “Kerplunk” became one of the best sold independent albums of all time.


  • Billie Joe Armstrong– lead vocals, guitar, drums
  • Mike Dirnt– bass, backing vocals
  • Tré Cool– drums, lead vocals, guitar
  • Al Sobrante– drums
  • Chris Applecore – cover art
  • Pat Hynes – artwork
  • Thadicus – art direction

Track listing:

All lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, except where noted, all music by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool,  except where noted.

  1. 2000 Light Years Away – music by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool, Jesse Michaels, Pete Rypins and  Dave “E.C.” Henwood
  2. One for the Razorbacks
  3. Welcome to Paradise
  4. Christie Road
  5. Private Ale
  6. Dominated Love Slave – lyrics by Tré Cool
  7. One Of My Lies
  8. 80
  9. Android
  10. No one Knows
  11. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield
  12. Words I Might Have Ate

On January 17, 1983.

Trouble in Paradise

On January 17, 1983, “Warner Bros.”, released “Trouble in Paradise”, the seventh Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at the “Warner Brothers Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Trouble in Paradise” at number 67 on its list of “100 Greatest Albums of the 80”.


  • Randy Newman- vocals, piano
  • Jennifer Warnes- vocals
  • Don Henley- vocals
  • Steve Lukather- guitar
  • Larry Williams, Steve Madaio, Ernie Watts, Jerry Hey, Jim Horn, Jon Smith – horns
  • Ralph Grierson, Neil Larson – piano
  • David Paich, Michael Boddicker- keyboards
  • Nathan East- bass
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa- percussion
  • Christine McVie, Wendy Waldman, Lindsey Buckingham, Bob Seger, Linda Ronstadt, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Simon- vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. I Love L.A.
  2. Christmas in Capetown
  3. The Blues
  4. Same Girl
  5. Mikey’s
  6. My Life Is Good
  7. Miami
  8. Real Emotional Girl
  9. Take Me Back
  10. There’s a Party at My House
  11. I’m Different
  12. Song for the Dead