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On December 8, 1979.

On December 8, 1979, “United Artists” label released “On Parole”, the fourth Motörhead album. It was recorded September – December 1975, February 1978, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Fritz Fryer and  Dave Edmunds.

Personnel:

  • Ian Lemmy Kilmister – lead vocals, bass
  • Larry Wallis– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor– drums
  • Lucas Fox– drums
  • Fritz Fryer – engineer, mastering

Track listing:

  1. Motorhead – Ian Kilmister
  2. On Parole – Larry Wallis
  3. Vibrator – Larry Wallis, Des Brown
  4. Iron Horse / Born to Lose – Phil Taylor, Mick Brown, Guy “Tramp” Lawrence
  5. City Kids – Larry Wallis, Duncan Sanderson
  6. The Watcher – Ian Kilmister
  7. Leaving Here – Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland
  8. Lost Johnny – Ian Kilmister, Mick Farren
  9. Fools – Larry Wallis, Des Brown
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On November 20, 1979.

On November 20, 1979, “Casablanca” label released “Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin the Tale on the Funky)”, the eight Parliament studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • Michael Hampton, Garry Shider, William Collins, Phelps Collins, Gordon Carlton, DeWayne McKnight, Walter Morrison – guitars
  • Rodney Curtis, Donnie Sterling, William Collins, DeWayne McKnight, Walter Morrison – bass
  • Bernie Worrell, Walter Morrison, David Lee Chong – keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers, Kenny Colton, Tyrone Lampkin, William Collins, DeWayne McKnight – drums
  • Larry Fratangelo, Carl “Butch” Small – percussion
  • Greg Thomas, Greg Boyer, Bennie Cowens, Larry Hatcher, Maceo Parker, Sam Peakes – horns
  • Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, P-Funk Horns (The Baltimore Connection Horn Section), Sam Peakes – horn arrangements
  • Ray Davis, Garry Shider, Ron Ford, Larry Heckstall, Michael “Clip” Payne, Tracey “Lewd” Lewis, Linda Shider, Dawn Silva, Sheila Horne, Jeanette Washington, Jeanette McGruder, Shirley Hayden, Janice Evans, Greg Thomas, Robert Johnson, Ron Dunbar, Jessica Cleaves, Philippe Wynne, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Joel Johnson, Wellington Wigout, Star Child – choir
  • Jerome Rogers, Tony Davis, Andre Williams, Larry Hackett, Walter Morrison, Rod – additional backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Prologue
  2. (Gloryhallastoopid) Pin the Tail on the Funky – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton
  3. Party People – Bootsy Collins , George Clinton, Garry Shider
  4. The Big Bang Theory – Donnie Sterling, Ron Dunbar, George Clinton
  5. The Freeze (Sizzaleenmean) – DeWayne McKnight, George Clinton
  6. Colour Me Funky – Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon), George Clinton
  7. Theme from the Black Hole – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon)
  8. May We Bang You? – George Clinton, William Collins, Bootsy Collins, Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon)

In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Full Moon” and “Epic” labels released “Phoenix”, the sixth Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded November 1978 – October 1979, at “Northstar Studios” in Boulder; “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in Nashville; “Bayshore Recording Studios” in Coconut Grove, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and “Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg, Marty Lewisand and Norbert Putnam.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, Prophet 5, electricand acoustic pianos, bass guitar, orchestral arrangements, cover art
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey– percussion
  • Paul Harris– acoustic piano
  • Jerry Hey– flugelhorn
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, congas
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Marty Lewis – tambourine
  • Jody Linscott– conductor, congas
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Norbert Putnam– bass guitar
  • Tom Scott– saxophone, lyricon
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Glen Spreen – orchestral arrangements
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • Jeff Guercio, Marty Lewis – engineer
  • Joe Walsh – music consultant
  • Design: Kosh – art direction
  • Andy Katz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Fogelberg.

  1. Tullamore Dew
  2. Phoenix
  3. Gypsy Wind
  4. The Last to Know
  5. Face the Fire
  6. Wishing on the Moon
  7. Heart Hotels
  8. Longer
  9. Beggar’s Game
  10. Along the Road

In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Degüello”, the sixth ZZ Top studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Ham.

Personnel:

  • Billy Gibbons– vocals, guitar, baritone saxophone
  • Dusty Hill– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Beard– drums, percussion, alto saxophone
  • Terry Manning – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, except where noted.

  1. I Thank You – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  2. She Loves My Automobile
  3. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide
  4. A Fool for Your Stockings
  5. Manic Mechanic
  6. Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson
  7. Lowdown in the Street
  8. Hi Fi Mama
  9. Cheap Sunglasses
  10. Esther Be the One

 

On October 12, 1979.

On October 12, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Days in Europa”, the second Skids album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, “The Manor Studios”  in Shipton-on-Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, and was produced by Bill Nelson. The initiall released album was with an Aryan album cover reminiscent of the 1936 Olympics, with Germanic Gothic-style lettering.

Personnel:

  • Richard Jobson– vocals
  • Stuart Adamson– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • William Simpson – bass guitar, vocals
  • Rusty Egan– drums
  • Bill Nelson– keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson, except where noted.

  1. Animation
  2. Charade
  3. Dulce et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori)
  4. Pros and Cons
  5. Home of the Savedm – Stuart Adamson
  6. Working for the Yankee Dollar
  7. The Olympian
  8. Thanatos
  9. A Day in Europa
  10. Peaceful Times

 

In October 1980.

In October 1980, “Island” label released “Grace and Danger”, the tenth John Martyn studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Martin Levan.

Personnel:

  • John Martyn– vocals, guitar
  • Tommy Eyre- keyboards, synthesizers
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Phil Collins- drums, backing vocals
  • Dave Lawson – additional synthesizers
  • Mark Freegard- assistant engineer
  • Bruno Tilley – design
  • Sandy Porter – photography

Track lsiting:

All tracks by John Martyn except where noted.

  1. Some People Are Crazy
  2. Grace and Danger
  3. Lookin’ On
  4. Johnny Too Bad – The Slickers: Winston Bailey, Hylton Beckford, Derrick Crooks, Delroy Wilson; additional lyrics by John Martyn
  5. Sweet Little Mystery
  6. Hurt In Your Heart
  7. Baby Please Come Home
  8. Save Some (For Me)
  9. Our Love – John Martyn, Beverley Martyn

On September 29, 1979.

On September 29, 1979, “Virgin” label released “The Crack”, the debut Ruts album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Town House” in London, and was produced by Mick Glossop, Bob Sargeant, Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy and John Jennings.

Personnel:

  • Malcolm Owen – vocals
  • Paul Fox – guitar, backing vocals; occasional organ
  • John “Segs” Jennings – bass guitar, backing vocals; piano
  • Dave Ruffy – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Richard Mannah, Bertie, Pocky, Rocky – backing vocals
  • Mick Glossop – synthesizer effects
  • Gary Barnacle – saxophone
  • Luke Tunney – trumpet
  • Mick Glossop – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy, John Jennings – cover concept
  • John H. Howard – front cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy and John Jennings except where noted.

  1. Babylon’s Burning
  2. Dope for Guns
  3. U.S. – Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy, John Jennings, Richard Mannah
  4. Something That I Said
  5. You’re Just A..
  6. It Was Cold
  7. Savage Circle
  8. Jah War
  9. Criminal Mind
  10. Backbiter
  11. Out of Order
  12. Human Punk – recorded live at “The Marquee” in London