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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

 

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In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Arista” label released “Pelican West”, the debut Haircut One Hundred album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Roundhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Bob Sargeant.

Personnel:

  • Nick Heyward- vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Les Nemes- bass guitar
  • Graham Jones – guitar
  • Phil Smith – saxophone, brass arrangements
  • Marc Fox – congas, percussion
  • Blair Cunningham– drums
  • Herschel Holder, Dave Lord – trumpet
  • Vince Sullivan – trombone
  • Mark Dearnley, Dave Kemp – engineer
  • David Shortt – art direction
  • Gered Mankowitz- photography
  • Peter Hill – sleeve art
  • Karl Adams – manager

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Heyward, except where noted.

  1. Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
  2. Love Plus One
  3. Lemon Firebrigade
  4. Marine Boy
  5. Milk Film
  6. Kingsize (You’re My Little Steam Whistle)
  7. Fantastic Day
  8. Baked Bean
  9. Snow Girl
  10. Love’s Got Me in Triangles – Nick Heyward, Les Nemes
  11. Surprise Me Again
  12. Calling Captain Autumn

In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Kat Family” label released “Just Another Day in Paradise”, the debut Bertie Higgins album. It was recorded January – November 1981, at “Pyramid Eye Recording Studio” in Lookout Mountain, and “Southern Tracks Recording Studio” in Atlanta, and was produced by Sonny Limbo and Scott MacLellan.

Personnel:

  • Bertie Higgins: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, cymbals, percussion
  • Gloria Higgins-Burke, Doug Johnson, Mann & Phyllis Loiacono, Lu Moss, Dave Powell, Suzi Smith, Mike Sullivan, Cheryl Wilson: backing vocals
  • Ken Bell, Shelton Irwin, Barry Richmond: acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jeff Pinkham: acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin
  • Norman Blake: mandolin
  • John Healy: keyboardsand piano
  • Steve Nathan: keyboards, piano, organ
  • Ed Leamon: saxophone
  • Gary Baker, Arch Pearson: bass
  • Owen Hale, Bill Marshall: drums
  • Mickey Buckins, Edward Higgins: congas, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Just Another Day in Paradise – Bertie Higgins, C. Jones, Sonny Limbo
  2. Casablanca – John Healy, Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  3. Candledancer – Bertie Higgins
  4. Key Largo – Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  5. Port O’ Call (Savannah ’55) – Bertie Higgins
  6. White Line Fever – Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  7. The Heart Is the Hunter – Bertie Higgins
  8. She’s Gone to Live on the Mountain – Bertie Higgins
  9. Down at the Blue Moon – Bertie Higgins
  10. The Tropics – Bertie Higgins

 

In February 1982.

In February 1982, “ROIR” label released the debut, self-titled Bad Brains album. It was recorded May – October 1981, and was produced by Jay Dublee.

Personnel:

  • R.– lead vocals, mixing
  • Know– guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Darryl Jenifer– bass, backing vocals, mixing
  • Earl Hudson– drums, backing vocals, mixing
  • Jay Dublee – recording, mixing
  • Wayne Vlcan – engineer
  • Stanley Moskowitz – mastering
  • Donna Parsons – cover art
  • Ira Kaplan– liner notes
  • Donnell Gibson; Jay Jones – logo design
  • Laura Levine – photography
  • Neil Cooper– cover concept

Track listing:

  1. Sailin’ On
  2. Don’t Need It
  3. Attitude
  4. The Regulator
  5. Banned in D.C.
  6. Jah Calling
  7. Supertouch/Shitfit
  8. Leaving Babylon
  9. Fearless Vampire Killers
  10. I
  11. Big Take Over
  12. Pay to Cum
  13. Right Brigade
  14. I Luv Jah
  15. Intro

In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Elektra” label released “Gamma 3”, the third Gamma album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Ronnie Montrose.

Personnel:

  • Davey Pattison: vocals
  • Ronnie Montrose: guitar
  • Mitchell Froom: keyboards
  • Glenn Letsch: bass guitar
  • Denny Carmassi: drums
  • Jim Gaines – engineer

Track listing:

  1. What’s Gone Is Gone – Ronnie Montrose, Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl
  2. Right the First Time – Ronnie Montrose, Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl
  3. Moving Violation – Ronnie Montrose, Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl, Denny Carmassi
  4. Mobile Devotion – Ronnie Montrose, Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl
  5. Stranger – Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl
  6. Condition Yellow – Ronnie Montrose, Mitchell Froom, Denny Carmassi
  7. Modern Girl – Ronnie Montrose, Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl
  8. No Way Out – Ronnie Montrose, Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl
  9. Third Degree – Ronnie Montrose, Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl

In February 1981.

In February 1981, “Johanna Kustannus” label released “Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks”, the debut Hanoi Rocks album. It was recorded in February 1981, at “Park Studio” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Andy McCoy and Michael Monroe (The Muddy Twins).

Personnel:

  • Michael Monroe– vocals, piano, saxophone, harmonica
  • Andy McCoy– guitars, backing vocals
  • Nasty Suicide– guitars, backing vocals
  • Sam Yaffa– bass
  • Gyp Casino– drums
  • Seppo Johansson – recording engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy McCoy, except where noted.

  1. Tragedy
  2. Village Girl
  3. Stop Cryin’
  4. Don’t You Ever Leave Me
  5. Lost in the City
  6. First Timer
  7. Cheyenne
  8. 11th Street Kids
  9. Walking with My Angel – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  10. Pretender

In January 1982.

In January 1982, “Albion” label released “Repercussion”, the second dB’s album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Power Station” in New York Cit, “Ramport Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Scott Litt.

Personnel:

  • Chris Stamey– guitar, vocals
  • Peter Holsapple– guitar, vocals
  • Gene Holder – bass guitar
  • Will Rigby– drums
  • Andy Clark– additional keyboards
  • The RumourBrass: Chris Gower – trombone, Dick Hansen – trumpet, John “Irish” Earle – saxophones

Track listing:

  1. Living a Lie – Peter Holsapple
  2. We Were Happy There – Peter Holsapple
  3. Happenstance – Chris Stamey
  4. From a Window – Chris Stamey
  5. Amplifier – Peter Holsapple
  6. Ask for Jill – Chris Stamey
  7. I Feel Good (Today) – Chris Stamey
  8. Storm Warning – Peter Holsapple
  9. Ups and Downs – Chris Stamey
  10. Nothing Is Wrong – Peter Holsapple
  11. In Spain – Chris Stamey
  12. Neverland – Peter Holsapple