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On March 29, 1982.

On March 29, 1982, “Atlantic” label released “Angst in My Pants”, the eleventh Sparks studio album. It was recorded in 1981 at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, Germany, and was produced by Mack.


  • Russell Mael- vocals
  • Ron Mael- keyboards, synthesizers, cover concept
  • Leslie Bohem- bass guitar, additional background vocals
  • Bob Haag – guitar, additional background vocals
  • David Kendrick – drums
  • James Goodwin – synthesizers
  • Mack- production, engineering, synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Mael and Russell Mael.

  1. Angst in My Pants
  2. I Predict
  3. Sextown U.S.A.
  4. Sherlock Holmes
  5. Nicotina
  6. Mickey Mouse
  7. Moustache
  8. Instant Weight Loss
  9. Tarzan and Jane
  10. The Decline and Fall of Me
  11. Eaten by the Monster of Love

On March 19, 1982.

On March 19, 1982, “CBS” label released “Batteries Not Included”, the fourth and final After the Fire album. It was recorded in 1981, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Mack.


  • Andy Piercy – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Peter Banks – keyboards
  • John Russell – guitar
  • Pete King – drums

All tracks by Andy Piercy and Peter Banks, except where noted.

  1. Short Change
  2. Frozen Rivers
  3. Sometimes – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks, John Russell
  4. Sailing Ship
  5. I Don’t Understand Your Love
  6. The Stranger
  7. Rich Boys
  8. Carry Me Home
  9. Dancing in the Shadows
  10. Space Walking
  11. Gina
  12. Stuck in Paris (Nowhere To Go)
  13. Bright Lights

On March 15, 1982.

On March 15, 1982, “RCA” label released “Another Grey Area”, the sixth Graham Parker album, his first solo album without his regular band, The Rumour. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas and Graham Parker.


  • Graham Parker – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Nicky Hopkins– acoustic piano
  • George Small – keyboards, ondioline
  • Hugh McCracken– electric guitars, harmonica
  • David Brown – electric guitars
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass
  • Michael Braun – drums
  • Kurt McGettric – flute, baritone saxophone
  • Jim Clouse – saxophones
  • Paul Prestopino – banjo
  • Jack Douglas– percussion
  • Krystal Davis, Karen Lawrence, Eric Troyer, Fred Hostetler – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker.

  1. Temporary Beauty
  2. Another Grey Area
  3. No More Excuses
  4. Dark Side of the Bright Lights
  5. Can’t Waste a Minute
  6. Big Fat Zero
  7. You Hit the Spot
  8. It’s All Worth Nothing Alone
  9. Crying for Attention
  10. Thankless Task
  11. Fear Not

On February 17, 1981.

On February 17, 1981, “PGP RTB” label released “Beskonačno”, the fourth Leb i sol studio album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Josip Boček.


  • Vlatko Stefanovski– vocals, guitars
  • Bodan Arsovski – bass guitar
  • Garabet Tavitijan – drums
  • Stjepko Gut – flugelhorn
  • Tahir Durkalić – recording engineer
  • Grčev Miroslav – design
  • Lazo Plavevski – photography
  • Ivo Veljanov – photography

Track listing:

  1. Hars – Garabet Tavitijan
  2. Skakavac – Bodan Arsovski
  3. Živa rana – lyrics by Goran Stefanovski, music by Vlatko Stefanovski
  4. Ajde sonce zajde – traditional, arranged by Vlatko Stefanovski, Bodan Arsovski, Garabet Tavitijan
  5. Beli mrak – lyrics by Goran Stefanovski, music by Vlatko Stefanovski
  6. Neplaćena struja – Garabet Tavitijan
  7. U tom je stvar – Bodan Arsovski
  8. Stomačne vijuge – Vlatko Stefanovski
  9. Kasno popodne – Garabet Tavitijan

On December 23, 1981.

On December 23, 1981, “PGP RTB” label released “Sledovanje”, the fifth Leb I Sol studio album. It was recorded in November 1981, at “M2 Studio” in RT Skopje, Macedonia, and was produced by Vlatko Stefanovski, Bodan Arsovski, Dragoljub Đuričić and Tahir Duraklić.


  • Vlatko Stefanovski – vocal, guitars, arrangements
  • Bodan Arsovski – bass guitar, arrangements
  • Dragoljub Đuričić – drums, arrangements
  • Amazonke (Mimi, Jana, Zane, Sanja, Eli) – background vocals
  • Tahir Duraklić – recording engineer
  • Braco Zafirovski – engineer assistant
  • Miroslav Grčev, Lazo Planevksi – design
  • Jordan Živovski – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lokomobila – Bodan Arsovski
  2. Pazi da paziš – lyrics by Goran Stefanovski, music by Vlatko Stefanovski
  3. Mirko – Vlatko Stefanovski
  4. Nosim tvoj žig – lyrics by Goran Stefanovski, music by Vlatko Stefanovski
  5. Mile pop Jordanov – traditional
  6. Let u mestu – lyrics by Goran Stefanovski, music by Bodan Arsovski
  7. Miris juga – Bodan Arsovski
  8. Njena sena – lyrics by Goran Stefanovski, music by Vlatko Stefanovski
  9. Hvala na svemu – lyrics by Goran Stefanovski, music by Vlatko Stefanovski
  10. Oda radosti – Vlatko Stefanovski, Bodan Arsovski

On November 27, 1981.

On November 27, 1981, “Warner Bros” label released “Ten Out of 10”, the eighth 10cc studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman.


  • Eric Stewart– lead vocals, synthesiser, guitars, bass, slide guitar, pianos, percussion, synthesiser strings, rock snare
  • Graham Gouldman– lead vocals, bass, guitars, percussion, double bass, sitar
  • Rick Fenn– guitars, fretless bass, backing vocals
  • Vic Emerson– Synclavier, string synthesiser, piano, electric piano, bass
  • Paul Burgess– drums, percussion
  • Marc Jordan– organ, piano, backing vocals, electric piano
  • Lenni Crookes– sax
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Keith Bessey– maracas
  • Andrew Gold– vocals, bass, guitar, piano, electric piano, synthesiser,  vocoder, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Ask – Graham Gouldman
  2. Overdraft in Overdrive – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  3. Don’t Turn Me Away – Eric Stewart
  4. Memories – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  5. Notell Hotel – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  6. Les Nouveaux Riches – Eric Stewart
  7. Action Man in a Motown Suit – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  8. Listen With Your Eyes – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  9. Lying Here With You – Graham Gouldman
  10. Survivor – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart


On November 23, 1981.

On November 23, 1981, “Albert” label released “For Those About to Rock” (We Salute You), the eight Australian and the seventh international AC/DC album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Mobile One Studios” in Paris, “HIS Studios”, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in France by “SNEP”, Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI” and 4 Platinum in US by “RIAA”.


  • Brian Johnson– lead vocals
  • Angus Young– lead guitar
  • Malcolm Young– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Cliff Williams– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Phil Rudd– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson.

  1. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
  2. Put the Finger on You
  3. Let’s Get Up
  4. Inject the Venom
  5. Snowballeed
  6. Evil Walks
  7. O.D,
  8. Breaking the Rules
  9. Night of the Long Knives
  10. Spellbound