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On August 15, 1983.

On August 15, 1983, “Epic” label released “Next Position Please”, the seventh Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded in December 1982, at “Utopia Sound” in Lake Hill, New York, and was produced by Todd Rundgren and Ian Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jon Brant – bass, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, engineer
  • Paul Klingberg – engineer
  • Chris Andersen – engineer
  • John Berg – design
  • David Kennedy – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Take It – Robin Zander
  2. Borderline
  3. I Don’t Love Here Anymore
  4. Next Position Please
  5. Younger Girls – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen
  6. Dancing the Night Away – Nick Garvey, Andy McMaster
  7. 3-D
  8. You Say Jump
  9. Y.O.Y.O.Y.
  10. Won’t Take No for an Answer
  11. Heaven’s Falling – Todd Rundgren
  12. Invaders of the Heart

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Capitol” label released “Cut”, the sixteen Golden Earing album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Shell Schellekens.

Personnel:

  • Barry Hay – vocals, guitar
  • George Kooymans – vocals, guitar
  • Rinus Gerritsen – bass, keyboards
  • Cesar Zuiderwijk – drums
  • Robert Jan Stips – synthesizer
  • Hans Hollestelle – horns arangements
  • John Kriek – engineer
  • Harold Edgerton, Kees Tabak – photography
  • Koos O – lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Barry Hay and George Kooymans except where noted.

  1. The Devil Made Me Do It
  2. Future – George Kooymans
  3. Baby Dynamite – Barry Hay
  4. Last of the Mohicans
  5. Lost and Found – Rinus Gerritsen, Barry Hay
  6. Twilight Zone – George Kooymans
  7. Chargin’ Up My Batteries
  8. Secrets – Barry Hay

On June 14, 1983.

On June 14, 1983, “Elektra” label released “Baselines”, the debut Bill Laswell album. It was recorded in March 1982, at “OAO Studio” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Material.

Personnel:

  • Bill Laswell – Ibanez 8-string, Fender 6-string, Fender Fretless Precision, Music Man Sting Ray, Steinberger bass
  • Michael Beinhorn – Prophet-5, synthesizer, shortwave, tape 
  • Ralph Carney – bass saxophone, contrabass clarinet
  • Fred Frith – guitar, violin
  • George Lewis – trombone
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson – drums
  • Martin Bisi – drums, percussion, recording
  • Phillip Wilson – drums 
  • David Moss – voice, steel drum, percussion
  • Daniel Ponce – congas 
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Activate – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  2. Work Song – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell, George Lewis
  3. Hindsight – Martin Bisi, Bill Laswell
  4. Uprising – Bill Laswell
  5. Barricade – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell, George Lewis
  6. Upright Man – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  7. Moving Target – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  8. Lowlands – Michael Beinhorn, Bill Laswell
  9. Conservation – Bill Laswell

On June 5, 1982.

On June 7, 1982, “Safari” label released “The Changeling”, the fourth Toyah album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite.

Personnel:

  • Toyah Willcox – vocals, noises
  • Joel Bogen – vocals, guitar, additional keyboards
  • Andy Clark – keyboards
  • Phil Spalding – vocals, bass
  • Simon Phillips – drums, percussion
  • Simon Darlow – additional keyboards
  • Nigel Bennett – backing vocals
  • Phil Smith, Vince Sullavan, Dave Lord – brass
  • Mark Dearnley – engineer
  • Ashley Howe – additional engineering
  • Neil Hutchinson – assistant engineer, tape operator

Track listing:

All tracks by Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen, except where noted.

  1. Creepy Room
  2. Street Creature
  3. Castaways
  4. The Druids
  5. Angel & Me
  6. The Packt
  7. Life in the Trees
  8. Dawn Chorus – Toyah Willcox, Joel Bogen, Phil Spalding
  9. Run Wild, Run Free
  10. Brave New World

On April 30, 1982.

On April 30, 1982, “Jive” label released the self-titled, debut A Flock of Seagulls album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Battery Studios”, and was produced by Mike Howlett and Bill Nelson. In 1983, the album track “D.N.A.” won a “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance”.

Personnel:

  • Mike Score – lead vocals, keyboards, additional rhythm guitar
  • Paul Reynolds – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Frank Maudsley – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ali Score – drums, percussion
  • Mark Dearnley – engineer
  • Mike Shipley – engineer
  • “BillBo” – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.

  1. Modern Love is Automatic
  2. Messages
  3. I Run (So Far Away)
  4. Space Age and Love Song
  5. You Can Run
  6. Telecommunications
  7. Standing in the Doorway
  8. Don’t Ask Me
  9. D.N.A.
  10. Tokyo
  11. Man Made

On April 1, 1982.

On April 1, 1982, “RCA” label released “Money Talks” the seventh Trooper studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Mike Flicker.

Personnel:

  • Ra McGuire – vocals
  • Brian Smith – guitar
  • Rob Deans – keyboards
  • Doni Underhill – bass
  • Tommy Stewart – drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by Ra McGuire and Brian Smith.

  1. Money Talks
  2. Only a Fool
  3. This Must Be the Place
  4. Lookin’ for Trouble
  5. Ready for the Nite
  6. Everything You Want
  7. Could’ve Been Me
  8. Any Minute Now
  9. It Comes and It Goes
  10. Dig a Little Deeper

On January 11, 1984.

On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
  • Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – art direction
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

On December 17, 1982.

On December 17, 1982, Joseph Lee “Big Joe” Williams died aged 79. He was musician (guitar), singer, and songwriter, best known for his distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. His songs “Baby Please Don’t Go”, “Crawlin’ King Snake” and “Peach Orchard Mama”, were covered by many artists. In October 1992, Williams was inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”. As a leader he released sixteen studio and one live album.

On December 8, 1981.

On December 8, 1981, Walter Horton aka Big Walter Horton or Walter “Shakey” Horton died aged 60. He was musician (harmonica), regarded as one of the best harmonica players in the blues history. Willie Dixon said about Horton “the best harmonica player I ever heard”, and Robert Palmer named him as “one of the three great harmonica soloists of modern blues”. In 1982, Horton was posthumously inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.