In May 1981, “ECM” label released “As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls”, album by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays. It was recorded in September 1980, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, Norway and was produced by Manfred Eicher.
- Pat Metheny– electric and acoustic 6- and 12-string guitars, electric bass
- Lyle Mays– piano, synthesizer, electric organ, autoharp
- Naná Vasconcelos– berimbau, percussion, drums, vocals
All tracks by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.
- As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
- September Fifteenth – dedicated to Bill Evans
- It’s for You
- Estupenda Graça
In May 1980, “Ze Records” label released “Suicide: Alan Vega and Martin Rev”, the second Suicide studio album. It was recorded in January 1980 at “Power Station Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ric Ocasek.
- Alan Vega– vocals
- Martin Rev– electronics
- Larry Alexander – engineer
- Tony Wright – cover art
All tracks by Martin Rev and Alan Vega.
- Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne
- Ray (to Howard T.)
- Fast Money Music
- Touch Me
- Be Bop Kid
- Las Vegas Man
In May 1980, “Rocket” label released “Sportscar”, the second Judie Tzuke album. It was recorded in February 1980, at “The Manor” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, UK, and was produced by Paul Muggleton, Mike Paxman and Judie Tzuke.
- Judie Tzuke– vocals
- Mike Paxman– guitar
- John Edwards– bass
- Bob Noble – keyboards
- Jeff Rich– drums
- Paul Muggleton – backing vocals, arrangements
- Paul Hart – arrangements
- Steve Taylor – engineer, mixing
- Steve Prestage, Alan Douglas, Nick Thomas, Richard Manwaring – assistant engineers
All tracks by Judie Tzuke and Mike Paxman, except where noted.
- The Choices You’ve Made
- The Rise of Heart
- Living on the Coast
- Rain on the Hills – Judie Tzuke, Mike Paxman, Paul Muggleton
In May 1980, “Virgin” label released “Tangram”, the thirteenth Tangerine Dream album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Polygon Studios” in Berlin, and was produced by Chris Franke and Edgar Froese.
- Edgar Froese— keyboards, guitars, cover photo, sleeve design
- Christopher Franke— keyboards, electronic percussions
- Johannes Schmoelling— keyboards
- Eduard Meyer — mixing engineer
- Monika Froese— cover photo, sleeve design
- Tangram Set 1
- Tangram Set 2
In May 1980, “Go Feet Records” label released “I Just Can’t Stop It”, the debut Beat album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Bob Sargeant.
- Dave Wakeling– lead vocals, rhythm guitar,
- Ranking Roger– toasting, vocals
- Andy Cox– lead guitar
- David Steele– bass
- Everett Morton– drums
- Saxa– saxophone
- Mike Hedges– Engineer
All tracks by Dave Wakeilng, Ranking Roger, Andy Cox, David Steele and Everett Morton,, except where noted.
- Mirror in the Bathroom
- Hands Off…She’s Mine
- Two Swords
- Twist & Crawl
- Rough Rider – Prince Buster; arranged and adapted by Dave Wakeilng, Ranking Roger, Andy Cox, David Steele and Everett Morton.
- Click Click
- Big Shot
- Whine and Grine/Stand Down Margaret – (“Whine and Grine” by Prince Buster, “Stand Down Margaret” by Dave Wakeilng, Ranking Roger, Andy Cox, David Steele and Everett Morton
- Noise in This World
- Can’t Get Used to Losing You – Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus
- Best Friend
- Jackpot – George Agard, Sydney Crooks, Jackie Robinson, Dave Wakeilng, Ranking Roger, Andy Cox, David Steele and Everett Morton
In May 1980, “Virgin” label released “The Correct Use of Soap”, the third Magazine album. It was recorded in 1980, and Martin Hannett.
- Howard Devoto– vocals
- John McGeoch– guitar
- Barry Adamson– bass guitar
- Dave Formula– keyboards
- John Doyle– drums
- Laura Teresa – additional backing vocals
- Raphael Ravenscroft – saxophone
- Malcolm Garrett(Aesthetic Images) – record sleeve design
All tracks by Barry Adamson, Howard Devoto, John Doyle, Dave Formula and John McGeoch, except where noted.
- Because You’re Frightened
- Model Worker
- I’m a Party
- You Never Knew Me
- I Want to Burn Again
- Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sylvester Stewart
- Sweetheart Contract
- A Song from Under the Floorboards
In May 1980, “I.R.S.” label released “Songs the Lord Taught Us”, the debut Cramps album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Phillips Recording” in Memphis, and was produced by Alex Chilton.
- Lux Interior– vocals, sleeve concept
- Poison Ivy Rorschach– guitar, sleeve concept
- Bryan Gregory– guitar, sleeve concept
- Nick Knox– drums, sleeve concept
- Booker C– organ
- John Hampton – engineer
- Carl Grasso – art direction
- David Arnoff – photography
All tracks by Lux Interior and Ivy Rorschach, except where noted.
- TV Set
- Rock on the Moon – Jimmy Stewart
- I Was a Teenage Werewolf
- Sunglasses After Dark – Dwight Pullen, L. Wray, Sr., Interior, Rorschach
- The Mad Daddy
- Mystery Plane
- Zombie Dance
- What’s Behind the Mask
- Strychnine – Gerry Roslie
- I’m Cramped – Lux Interior, Poison Ivy Rorschach, Bryan Gregory, Nick Knox and Booker C
- Tear It Up – Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette, Paul Burlison
- Fever – John Davenport, Eddie Cooley