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On February 15, 1980.

On February 15, 1980, “Charisma” label released “Smallcreep’s Day”, the first Mike Rutherford studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Polar Studios” in Stockholm,   Sweden, and was produced by David Hentschel. The album name and the 24-minute title track are based on the 1965 novel “Smallcreep’s Day” by Peter Currell Brown.

Personnel:

  • Mike Rutherford– guitars, basses
  • Ant Phillips– keyboards
  • Noel McCalla– vocals
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • David Hentschel– engineering
  • David Bascombe – production and engineering assistant
  • Andy Mackrill, Dale Newman, Geoff Banks – equipment
  • Hipgnosis– cover design, photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Rutherford.

  1. Smallcreep’s Day
  • Between the Tick & the Tock
  • Working in Line
  • After Hours
  • Cats and Rats (In This Neighbourhood)
  • Smallcreep Alone
  • Out Into the Daylight
  • At the End of the Day
  1. Moonshine
  2. Time and Time Again
  3. Romani
  4. Every Road
  5. Overnight Job
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On January 28, 1981.

On January 28, 1981, “Bearsville” label released “Healing”, the ninth Todd Rundgren studio album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – vocals, all instruments, arranger, engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

  1. Healer
  2. Pulse
  3. Flesh
  4. Golden Goose
  5. Compassion
  6. Shine
  7. Healing, Part I
  8. Healing, Part II
  9. Healing, Part III

 

On January 19, 1982.

On January 19, 1982, “Epitaph Records” label released “How Could Hell Be Any Worse?”, the debut Bad Religion album. It was recorded October–November 1980 and January 1981, at “Track Record Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley and Pete Finestone.

Personnel:

  • Greg Graffin– vocals
  • Brett Gurewitz– guitars
  • Jay Bentley– bass
  • Pete Finestone- drums
  • Jay Ziskrout- drums
  • Greg Hetson- guitar solo
  • Edward Colver– cover photography
  • Gustave Dore – back cover illustrations

Track listing:

  1. We’re Only Gonna Die – Greg Graffin
  2. Latch Key Kids – Greg Graffin
  3. Part III – Jay Bentley
  4. Faith in God – Greg Graffin
  5. Fuck Armageddon…This Is Hell – Greg Graffin
  6. Pity – Greg Graffin
  7. In the Night – Brett Gurewitz
  8. Damned to Be Free – Greg Graffin
  9. White Trash (2nd Generation) – Brett Gurewitz
  10. American Dream – Brett Gurewitz
  11. Eat Your Dog – Greg Graffin
  12. Voice of God Is Government – Jay Bentley
  13. Oligarchy – Brett Gurewitz
  14. Doing Time – Brett Gurewitz

 

On January 14, 1980.

On January 14, 1980, “Anthem” label released “Permanent Waves”, the seventh Rush studio album. It was recorded September – October 1979, at “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Terry Brown, Gaddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.

Personnel:

  • Geddy Lee– lead vocals, bass guitar, Oberheim polyphonic, Minimoog, Taurus pedal synthesizer, OB-1
  • Alex Lifeson– electric and acoustic six- and twelve-string guitars, Taurus pedals
  • Neil Peart– drums, timpani, timbales, orchestra bells, tubular bells, wind chimes, bell tree, triangle, crotales, cover concept
  • Erwig Chuapchuaduah – steel drums
  • Hugh Syme– piano, art direction, design, cover concept
  • Deborah Samuel – photography
  • Fin Costello – photography
  • Flip Schulke – photography
  • Terry Brown– arranger, mixing
  • Paul Northfield– engineer
  • Robbie Whelan – assistant engineer
  • Craig Milliner – mixing assistant
  • Adam Moseley – mixing assistant
  • Ray Staff– mastering
  • Paula Turnbull – cover girl
  • Robert Gage – hairdresser to the cover girl

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, except where noted, all music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

  1. The Spirit of Radio
  2. Freewill
  3. Jacob’s Ladder
  4. Entre Nous
  5. Different Strings – lyrics by Geddy Lee
  6. Natural Science

I: Tide Pools

II: Hyperspace

III: Permanent Waves

On December 31, 1980.

On December 31, 1980, “Nova” label released “Individuellos”, the third La Düsseldorf album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Klaus Dinger.

Personnel:

  • Klaus Dinger – vocals, guitar, cover art, photography
  • Thomas Dinger – vocals. percussion, cover art, photography
  • Hans Lampe – keyboards, synthesizers, percussion
  • Andreas Schell – piano
  • Nathaniel Russell – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Klaus Dinger, except where noted.

  1. Menschen 1
  2. Individuellos
  3. Menschen 2
  4. Sentimental
  5. Lieber Honig 1981
  6. Dampfriemen – Klaus Dinger, Thomas Dinger
  7. Tintarella Di …Thomas Dinger
  8. Flashback
  9. Das Yvönnchen – Klaus Dinger, Thomas Dinger, Hans Lampe, Andreas Schell

 

 

In December 1980.

In December 1980, “Epic” label released “I’ve Always Wanted to Do This”, the seventh Jack Bruce studio album. It was recorded in August 1980, at “House of Music” in West Orange, New Jersey, and was produced by Jack Bruce, Stephen Galfas, Clem Clempson, Billy Cobham and David Sancious.

Personnel:

  • Jack Bruce- vocals, bass, harmonica
  • Clem Clempson- guitar
  • David Sancious- keyboards, guitar
  • Billy Cobham- drums

Track listing:

  1. Hit and Run
  2. Running Back
  3. Facelift 318
  4. In This Way
  5. Mickey the Fiddler
  6. Dancing On Air
  7. Livin’ Without Ja
  8. Wind and the Sea
  9. Out to Lunch
  10. Bird Alone

In November 1980.

In November 1980, “Chrysalis” label released “Autoamerican”, the fifth Blondie studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mike Chapman.

Personnel:

  • Deborah Harry– vocals
  • Chris Stein– guitar, tympani
  • Jimmy Destri– piano, organ, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Frank Infante– guitar, background vocals
  • Nigel Harrison– bass, background vocals
  • Clem Burke– drums, background vocals
  • Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman– vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell– string and horn arrangements
  • Wah Wah Watson– guitar
  • Tom Scott– saxophone, lyricon
  • Steve Goldstein – piano, synthesizer
  • Ray Brown – bass
  • Scott Lesser, Ollie Brown, Emil Richards, Alex Acuña– percussion
  • B-Girls– background vocals
  • Lenise Bent – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Europa – Chris Stein
  2. Live it Up –Chris Stein
  3. Here’s Looking at You – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  4. The Tide Is High – John Holt, Howard Barrett, Tyrone Evans
  5. Angels on Balcony – Laura Davis, Jimmy Destri
  6. Go Through It – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  7. Do the Dark – Jimmy Destri
  8. Rapture – Debbie Harry, Chris Stein
  9. Faces – Debbie Harry
  10. T-Birds – Nigel Harrison, Debbie Harry
  11. Walk Like Me – Jimmy Destri
  12. Follow Me – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe