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On December 5, 1981.

On December 5, 1981, “SST” label released “Damaged”, the debut Black Flag studio album. It was recorded in August 1981, at “Unicorn Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Spot, Henry Rollins, Greg Ginn, Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski and Robo. In 2003, the album was ranked at number 340 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Henry Rollins– lead vocals
  • Greg Ginn– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Dez Cadena– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Chuck Dukowski– bass, backing vocals
  • Robo– drums, backing vocals
  • Steve “Mugger” Corbin – backing vocals
  • Spot– engineer
  • Francis Buckley – engineer, mixer
  • Chuck Vogt – additional engineer
  • Ed Colver– artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Ginn, except where noted.

  1. Rise Above
  2. Spray Paint – Chuck Dukowski, Greg Ginn
  3. Six Pack
  4. What I See – Charles Dukowski
  5. TV Party
  6. Thirsty and Miserable – Dez Cadena, Rosa Medea, Robo
  7. Police Story
  8. Gimme Gimme Gimme
  9. Depression
  10. Room 13 – Greg Ginn, Rosa Medea
  11. No More – Charles Dukowski
  12. Padded Cell – Charles Dukowski, Greg Ginn
  13. Life of Pain
  14. Damaged I – Greg Ginn, Henry Rollins

 

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In November 1982.

In November 1982, “Arista” label released “Run for the Roses”, the fourth Jerry Garcia solo album. It was recorded September – December 1981, and was produced by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Garcia– vocals, guitar
  • John Kahn– bass, fretless bass, synthesizer, piano, clavinet, guitar
  • Ron Tutt– drums, percussion
  • Melvin Seals, Merl Saunders– organ
  • James Warren, Michael O’Martian – piano, clavinet
  • Michael Neuman – trumpet
  • Liz Stires, Julie Stafford – vocals
  • Betty Cantor-Jackson, Ron Malo – engineer
  • Bob Matthews – mixing
  • George Horn – mastering
  • Victor Moscoso – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Run For The Roses – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  2. I Saw Her Standing There – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Without Love – Clyde McPhatter
  4. Midnight Getaway – Jerry Garcia, John Kahn, Robert Hunter
  5. Leave The Little Girl Alone – John Kahn, Robert Hunter
  6. Valerie – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  7. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan

 

On November 13, 1981.

On November 13, 1981, “RCA” label; released “Till Deaf Do Us Part”, the tenth Slade studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Portland Studios”, and was produced by Noddy Holder, Jim Lea, Dave Hill and Don Powell.

Personnel:

  • Noddy Holder- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jim Lea- bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Dave Hill- lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Powell– drums
  • Andy Miller – assistant producer, engineer
  • George “Porky” Peckham – engineer
  • Mark O’Donoughue – tape operator

Track listing:

All tracks by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea, except where noted.

  1. Rock and Roll Preacher (Hallelujah I’m on Fire)
  2. Look Up Your Daughters
  3. Till Deaf Do Us Part
  4. Ruby Red
  5. She Brings Out the Devil in Me
  6. A Night to Remember
  7. M’Hat M’Coat – Dave Hill
  8. It’s Your Body not Your Mind
  9. Let the Rock Roll out of Control
  10. That Was no Lady that Was My Wife
  11. Knuckle Sandwich Nancy
  12. Till Deaf Resurrected

 

In November 1981.

In November 1981, “Korova” label released “From the Lions Mouth”, the second  Sound studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouthshire, Wales, and was produced by Hugh Jones, Adrian Borland, Michael Dudley, Graham Green and Max Mayers.

Personnel:

  • Adrian Borland– vocals, guitar
  • Michael Dudley – drums, percussion
  • Graham Green – bass guitar
  • Max Mayers – keyboards
  • Hugh Jones, Julian Mendelsohn – engineer
  • Briton Rivière– cover artwork
  • Howard Hughes – cover concept
  • Simon Fowler – sleeve liner photo photography

Track listing:

  1. Winning – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  2. Sense of Purpose – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  3. Contact the Fact – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green
  4. Skeletons – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  5. Judgement – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green
  6. Fatal Flaw – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  7. Possession – Adrian Borland, Adrian Janes
  8. The Fire – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  9. Silent Air – Adrian Borland
  10. New Dark Age – Adrian Borland

On October 29, 1982.

On October 29, 1982, “PGP RTB” label released “Buvlja pijaca” (Flea Market), the fourth Riblja Čorba studio album, released in 1982. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Studio V PGP RTB” in Belgrade, Serbia, and was produced by John McCoy.

Personnel:

  • Bora Đorđević- vocals
  • Rajko Kojić- guitar
  • Momčilo Bajagić- guitar
  • Miša Aleksić- bass guitar
  • Miroslav Milatović– drums
  • Kornelije Kovač– keyboard
  • Rešad Jahja, Petar Jovanović – cello
  • Miroljub Aranđelović – clarinet
  • Miroslav Blažević – trumpet
  • Asan Selimović – tuba
  • Miomir Maksimčev, Petar Mladenović – viola
  • Geza Balaž, Gordana Todorović, Miloš Lazarević, Miroljub Milošević, Stojan Grbić, Žarko Mićković – violin
  • Tony Taverner – recording engineer
  • Jovan Stojanović – engineer
  • Jugoslav Vlahović – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Draga ne budi peder – Bora Đorđević, Milatović
  2. U dva će čistači odneti đubre – Bora Đorđević
  3. Baby, Baby, I Don’t Wanna Cry – Momćilo Bajagić
  4. Slušaj sine, obriši sline – Bora Đorđević
  5. Kad ti se na glavu sruši čitav svet – Bora Đorđević, Rajko Kojić
  6. Ja Ratujem Sam – Bora Đorđević, Miša Aleksić
  7. Pravila, Pravila – Bora Đorđević, Momćilo Bajagić
  8. Kako je lepo biti glup – Bora Đorđević
  9. Neću da živim u bloku 65 – Bora Đorđević, Miša Aleksić, Momćilo Bajagić
  10. Dobro jutro – Bora Đorđević, Miša Aleksić, Momćilo Bajagić

On October 21, 1981.

On October 21, 1981, “Arista” label released “Bobby and the Midnites”, the first Bob Weir and Bobby and the Midnites album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Gary Lyons.

Personnel:

  • Bob Weir– vocals, guitar
  • Billy Cobham– vocals, drums
  • Bobby Cochran– vocals, guitar
  • Alphonso Johnson– vocals, bass guitar
  • Matt Kelly– vocals, harmonica
  • Brent Mydland– vocals, keyboards, Hammond B3
  • Gary Lyons, Gregg Mann, Pete Thea, John Cutler
  • George Marino – mastering
  • John Marlow – lyric supervision
  • Victor Moscoso – art direction
  • Elizabeth Fenimore – photography

Track listing:

  1. Haze – Brent Mydland, Essra Mohawk, Bob Weir, Bobby Cochran, Matthew Kelly
  2. Too Many Losers – Bobby Cochran, Bob Weir
  3. Far Away – Bob Weir, Bobby Cochran, Matthew Kelly
  4. Book of Rules – Alphonso Johnson, Barry Llewellyn
  5. Me, Without You – John Perry Barlow, Alphonso Johnson
  6. Josephine – Bob Weir
  7. (I Want to) Fly Away – John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir
  8. Carry Me – Bob Weir
  9. Festival – Bob Weir

On April 2, 1981.

On April 2, 1981, “Grunt” label released “Modern Times”, the 6th Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick – vocals
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, synthesizer, steel drums
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion, marimba, synthesizer
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, piano, synthesizer, organ
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar, Oberheim 8-voice synthesizer
  • Pete Sears– bass, piano, synthesizer , Moog
  • Mickey Thomas– lead vocals
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Ron Nevison, Michael Clink– engineer
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Pat Leraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Murphy / Rod Dyer, Inc. – design, art direction
  • Ryoko Ishioka – cover concept
  • Monica Clemans – cover model
  • Leon LeCash – photography

Track listing:

  1. Find Your Way Back – Craig Chaquico, Tom Borsdorf
  2. Stranger – Jeannette Sears, Pete Sears
  3. Wild Eyes (Angel) – Paul Kantner
  4. Save Your Love – J. Sears
  5. Modern Times – Paul Kantner, Mickey Thomas
  6. Mary – J. Sears, Craig Chaquico
  7. Free – Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico
  8. Allen – J. Sears
  9. Stairway To Cleveland (We Do What We Want) – Paul Kantner, Paul Warren