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In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Polydor” label released “Lord Upminster”, the second Ian Dury studio album. It was recorded April – May 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chas Jankel, Steven Stanley and Ian Dury.

Personnel:

  • Ian Dury – vocals
  • Chas Jankel- guitars, keyboards
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass guitars
  • Sly Dunbar- drums
  • Tyrone Downie- clavinets, prophet-5, steinway and sons pianos
  • Chas, Gina, Harold, Laura, Tina, Tyrone – backing vocals
  • Recordedby Steven Stanley, Harold Dorsett
  • Mixedby Steven Stanley
  • Assistant Mixing by Harold Dorsett
  • Cover photography – Paul Kaye

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Dury and Chas Jankel, except where noted.

  1. Funky Disco (Pops)
  2. Red (Letter)
  3. Girls (Watching) – Sly Dunbar
  4. Wait (For Me)
  5. The (Body Song)
  6. Lonely (Town)
  7. Lonely (Town)
  8. Trust (Is A Must)
  9. Spasticus (Autisticus)

 

 

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In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Epic” label released “Happy Birthday”, the debut Altered Images album.  It was recorded in 1981, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, and “Genetic Sound” in Berkshire, and was produced by Steven Severin and Martin Rushent.
Personnel:

  • Clare Grogan- vocals
  • Michael “Tich” Anderson – drums
  • Tony McDaid – guitar
  • Johnny McElhone- bass
  • Gerard “Caesar” McNulty – guitar
  • Ted Sharp – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Clare Grogan, Michael “Tich” Anderson, Tony McDaid and Johnny McElhone.

  1. Intro: Happy Birthday
  2. Love and Kisses
  3. Real Toys
  4. Idols
  5. Legionaire
  6. Faithless
  7. Beckoning Strings
  8. Happy Birthday
  9. Midnight
  10. A Days Wait
  11. Leave Me Alone
  12. Insects
  13. Outro: Happy Birthday

In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Rough Trade” label released “Mecca”, the third Cabaret Voltaire studio album. It was recorded in May 1981, at “Western Works” in Sheffield, and was produced by Chris Watson, Richard H. Kirk and Stephen Mallinder.

Personnel:

  • Christopher R. Watson– organ, tape, recording, sleeve design
  • Richard H. Kirk– synthesizer, guitar, clarinet, horns, strings, recording, sleeve design
  • Stephen Mallinder– vocals, bass guitar, bongos, recording, sleeve design
  • Nik Allday – drums
  • Porky – mastering
  • Neville Brody– sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks Chris Watson, Richard H. Kirk and Stephen Mallinder.

  1. A Touch of Evil
  2. Sly Doubt
  3. Landslide
  4. A Thousand Waves
  5. Red Mask
  6. Split Second Feeling
  7. Black Mask
  8. Spread the Virus
  9. A Touch of Evil (reprise)

In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Magnet” label released “Gosh It’s…”, the third Bad Manners album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Roger Lomas.

Personnel:

  • Buster Bloodvessel– vocals
  • Louis ‘Alphonso’ Cook – guitar
  • David Farren – bass, string bass
  • Martin Stewart– keyboards, bagpipes
  • Brian Tuitt – drums, percussion
  • Chris Kane – saxophone, tin whistle
  • Andrew Marson – saxophone
  • Paul “Gus” Hyman – trumpet
  • Winston Bazoomies – harmonica
  • Ted Sharp – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Buster Bloodvessel, Louis ‘Alphonso’ Cook, David Farren, Martin Stewart, Brian Tuitt, Chris Kane, Andrew Marson, Paul “Gus” Hyman and Winston Bazoomies, except where noted.

  1. Walking in the Sunshine
  2. Dansetta
  3. Can Can – Jacques Offenbach
  4. Weeping and Wailing
  5. Casablanca (Rags and Riches)
  6. Don’t Be Angry – Nappy Brown
  7. Ben E. Wriggle
  8. Runaway
  9. Never Will Change
  10. Only Funkin’
  11. End of the World
  12. Gherkin

On September 1, 1982.

On September 1, 1982, “4AD” label released “Garlands”, the debut Cocteau Twins studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Ivo Watts-Russell, Elizabeth Frazer, Robin Guthrie and Will Heggie.

Personnel:

  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Robin Guthrie– guitar, drum machine
  • Will Heggie– bass guitar
  • Eric Radcliffe, John Fryer– engineering
  • 23 Envelope– sleeve design, photography, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks written by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Will Heggie.

  1. Blood Bath
  2. Wax and Wane
  3. But I’m Not
  4. Blind Dumb Deal
  5. Shallow Then Hallo
  6. The Hollow Men
  7. Garlands
  8. Grail Overfloweth

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Swan Song” label released “Rough Diamonds”, the sixth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded March – April 1981, at “Ridge Farm Studios” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell. It was the last band’s album with the original line-up.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar, slide guitar, keyboards
  • Simon Kirke– drums
  • Boz Burrell– bass
  • John Cook – piano, synthesizer
  • Mel Collins– saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Electricland – Paul Rodgers
  2. Untie the Knot – Paul Rodgers; Simon Kirke
  3. Nuthin’ on the TV – Boz Burrell
  4. Painted Face – Paul Rodgers
  5. Kickdown – Mick Ralphs
  6. Ballad of the Band – Boz Burrell
  7. Cross Country Boy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Old Mexico – Mick Ralphs
  9. Downhill Ryder – Paul Rodgers
  10. Racetrack

In August 1981.

In August 1981, “Arista” label released “Brothers of the Road”, the eighth Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded in March 1981, at “Young’un Sound” in Nashville, and was produced by John Ryan.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, acoustic guitar
  • Dickey Betts– vocals, lead, slide, and acoustic guitar
  • Butch Trucks– drums
  • David “Rook” Goldflies– bass
  • Mike Lawler– pianos, synthesizers, clavinet
  • “Dangerous” Dan Toler– lead and rhythm guitar
  • David “Frankie” Toler– drums
  • Charlie Daniels– fiddle
  • Jimmy Hall– sax
  • Mark “Tito” Morris– congas, timbales, percussion
  • Thomas Cain, Johnny Cobb, Jimmy Hall, Chip Young, Greg Guidry, Joy Lannon, Donna McElroy, Keith England, Jeff Silverman, Randall Hart, Peter Kingsberry, Joe Pizzulo – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Brothers of the Road – Dickey Betts, Jim Goff
  2. Leavin’ – Gregg Allman
  3. Straight from the Heart – Dickey Betts, Johnny Cobb
  4. The Heat Is On – Dickey Betts, Mike Lawler, Buddy Yochim
  5. Maybe We Can Go Back to Yesterday – Dickey Betts, Dan Toler
  6. The Judgment – Dickey Betts
  7. Two Rights – Dickey Betts, Cobb, Lawler
  8. Never Knew How Much (I Needed You) – Gregg Allman
  9. Things You Used to Do – Gregg Allman, Keith England
  10. I Beg of You – Rose Marie McCoy, Kelly Owens