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In September 1980.

In September 1980, “Asylum” label released “Heartattack and Vine” , the sixth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded June – July 1980, at “Filmways/Heider Studio B” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Bob Alcivar– string arrangement, orchestral arrangement, conductor
  • Ronnie Barron– Hammond organ, piano
  • Roland Bautista– electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Greg Cohen– bass
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, chimes, glockenspiel
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • “Big John” Thomassie – drums
  • Jerry Yester– orchestral arrangement, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Heartattack and Vine
  2. In Shades
  3. Saving All My Love for You
  4. Downtown
  5. Jersey Girl
  6. ‘Til the Money Runs Out
  7. On the Nickel
  8. Siegal
  9. Ruby’s Arms
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On September 1, 1978.

On September 1, 1978, “Epic” label released the self-titled, debut Molly Hatchet  album. It was recorded in 1978, at “The Sound Pit” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Tom Werman and Pat Armstrong. The album cover is a painting by Frank Frazetta entitled “The Death Dealer”. In 1980, the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Danny Joe Brown- vocals
  • Dave Hlubek- guitar
  • Steve Holland – guitar
  • Duane Roland- guitar
  • Banner Thomas – bass
  • Bruce Crump- drums
  • Tom Werman- percussion, mixing
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Tim Lindsey – bass
  • Richard Schoff – sound engineer
  • Mike Beriger – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Bounty Hunter – Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek, Steve Holland
  2. Gator Country – Dave Hlubek, Steve Holland, Banner Thomas
  3. Big Apple – Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek
  4. The Creeper- Danny Joe Brown, Bruce Crump, Steve Holland
  5. The Price You Pay – Cecil Berrier, Danny Joe Brown, Steve Holland, Bob Huckaba
  6. Dreams I’ll Never See – Gregg Allman
  7. I’ll Be Running – Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek, Banner Thomas
  8. Cheatin’ Woman – Steve Holland
  9. Trust Your Old Friend – Bruce Crump, Duane Roland

 

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Elektra” label released “Gamma 2”, the second Gamma album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Gary Lyons and Ronnie Montrose.

Personnel:

  • Davey Pattison: lead vocals
  • Ronnie Montrose: guitar
  • Jim Alcivar: keyboards
  • Glenn Letsch: bass guitar
  • Denny Carmassi: drums
  • Engineered by Gary Lyons

Track listing:

  1. Mean Streak – Ronnie Montrose, Davey Pattison,Jim Alcivar
  2. Four Horsemen – Ronnie Montrose, Dave Pattison
  3. Dirty City – Ronnie Montrose, Dave Pattison
  4. Voyager – Ronnie Montrose, Dave Pattison
  5. Something in the Air -John “Speedy” Keen
  6. Cat on a Leash – Ronnie Montrose, Jerry Stahl
  7. Skin and Bone – Ronnie Montrose, Jerry Stahl
  8. Mayday – Ronnie Montrose, Jim Alcivar

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “RCA” label released “Neutronica”, the fifteenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Peter Walsh.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Ian Berenson – electric guitar
  • John Giblin- bass
  • Morris Pert- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch, except where noted.

  1. Shipwreck
  2. Only to Be Expected
  3. Comin’ to You
  4. No Hunger
  5. Neutron
  6. Mee Mee I Love You – Donovan Leitch, Astrella Leitch
  7. The Heights of Alma – traditional, arranged by Donovan
  8. No Man’s Land – Eric Bogle
  9. We Are One
  10. Madrigalinda
  11. Harmony

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Mercury” label released “Common One”, the twelfth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in February 1980, at “Super Bear Studios”, and was produced by Van Morrison and Henry Lewy.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Mick Cox – lead guitar
  • David Hayes- bass, backing vocals
  • Mark Isham- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Allair – organ, piano, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Herbie Armstrong – guitar, backing vocals
  • Pee Wee Ellis- tenor and alto saxophones, flute
  • Pete Brewis – backing vocals
  • Peter Van Hooke- drums
  • Musical director, horn arrangement: Pee Wee Ellis
  • String and C\choir arrangement: Jef Labes
  • Engineers: Henry Lewy, Dave Burgess, Alex Kash, Chris Martyn
  • Photography: Rudy Legname
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Haunts of Ancient Peace
  2. Summertime in England
  3. Satisfied
  4. Wild Honey
  5. Spirit
  6. When Heart is Open

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Virgin” label released “Doc at the Radar Station”, the eleventh  Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band studio album. It was recorded in June 1980, at “Sound Castle Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Don Van Vliet. The album cover was painted by Don Van Vliet, and was ranked at number 49 on “Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Album Covers” list.

Personnel:

  • Captain Beefheart(Don Van Vliet) – vocals, Chinese gongs, harmonica, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
  • John French– slide guitar, guitar, marimba, bass, drums
  • Bruce Lambourne Fowler– trombone
  • Jeff Moris Tepper– slide guitar, guitar, nerve guitar
  • Eric Drew Feldman– synthesizer, bass, mellotron, grand piano, electric piano
  • Robert Arthur Williams– drums
  • Gary Lucas– guitar, French horn

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Van Vliet.

  1. Hot Head
  2. Ashtray Heart
  3. A Carrot is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond
  4. Run Paint Run Run
  5. Sue Egypt
  6. Brickbats
  7. Dirty Blue Gene
  8. Best Batch Yet
  9. Telephone
  10. Flavor Bud Living
  11. Sheriff of Hong Kong
  12. Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on My Knee