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In April 1984.

In April 1984, “SST” label released “Meat Puppets II”, the second Meat Puppets (The) studio album. It was recorded April – May 1983, at “Total Access” in Redondo Beach, California.

Personnel:

  • Curt Kirkwood – vocals, guitar, artwork
  • Cris Kirkwood – vocals, bass
  • Derrick Bostrom – drums
  • Spot – engineer
  • Neal Holliday – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Curt Kirkwood, except where noted.

  1. Split Myself in Two
  2. Magic Toy Missing
  3. Lost
  4. Plateau
  5. Aurora Borealis
  6. We’re Here
  7. Climbing
  8. New Gods
  9. Oh, Me
  10. Lake of Fire
  11. I’m a Mindless Idiot
  12. The Whistling Song

In February 1984.

In February 1984, “Harvest” label released “The Sentinel”, the debut Pallas studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Eddy Offord.

Personnel:

  • Euan Lowson – lead and backing vocals
  • Niall Mathewson – lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Ronnie Brown – piano, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Graeme Murray – bass guitar, guitars, backing vocals
  • Derek Forman – drums, percussion
  • Patrick Woodroffe – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Brown, Derek Forman, Euan Lowson, Niall Mathewson, and Graeme Murray

  1. Eyes in the Night (Arrive Alive)
  2. Cut and Run
  3. Rise and Fall
  4. Shock Treatment
  5. Ark of Infinity
  6. Atlantis

In January 1984.

In January 1984, “RCA” label released “Lady of the Stars”, the seventeenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Robb, Dee Robband and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, guitar
  • Pete Carr – guitar 
  • Richie Zito – guitar
  • Dave Mason – guitar 
  • John Sebastian – autoharp
  • Barry Beckett, Bill Payne, William “Smitty” Smith, Jai Winding, Bruce Robb – keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Leland Sklar, Wilton Felder, Jim Strauss – bass guitar
  • Rayford Griffin, James Gadson, Mike “Reedo” Reed – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Jim Horn – wind instruments
  • Graham Nash – backing vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Lady of the Stars
  2. I Love You Baby
  3. Bye, Bye Girl
  4. Every Reason
  5. Season of the Witch
  6. Boy for Every Girl
  7. Local Boy Chops Wood
  8. Sunshine Superman
  9. Living for the Love Light
  10. Till I See You Again

In November 1983.

In 1983, “SST” label released “Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat”, the fourth Minuteman EP. It was recorded January – May 1983, and was produced by Ethan James and Spot.

Personnel:

  • D. Boon – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Watt – vocal, bass
  • George Hurley – drums, trumpet, recorder, backing vocals
  • Crane – trumpet, recorder, backing vocals
  • Dirk Vandenberg – drums
  • Mary Cooper – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Watt, except where noted.

  1. Self-Referenced
  2. Cut
  3. Dream Told by Moto
  4. Dreams Are Free, Motherfucker! – D. Boon, Mike Watt, George Hurley, Crane
  5. The Toe Jam – Mary Cooper, Dirk Vandenberg, Crane, George Hurley, D. Boon, Mike Watt
  6. I Felt Like a Gringo
  7. The Product – D. Boon
  8. Little Man with a Gun in His Hand – Dukowski, D. Boon

In October 1983.

In October 1983, “Lamborghini Records” released “Bay of Kings”, the seventh Steve Hackett studio album. It was recorded 1980 – 1983, and was produced by John Acock and Steve Hackett.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hackett – guitar, keyboards
  • Nick Magnus – synthesizer, keyboards
  • John Hackett – flute, keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hackett.

  1. Bay of Kings
  2. The Journey
  3. Kim
  4. Marigold
  5. St. Elmo’s Fire
  6. Petropolis
  7. Second Chance
  8. Cast Adrift
  9. Horizons
  10. Black Light
  11. The Barren Land
  12. Calmaria

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 1984.

In August 1984, “Jive” label released “The Story of a Young Heart”, the third A Flock of Seagulls album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Ridge Farm Studio” in Rusper, West Sussex, UK, and was produced by Steve Lovell.

Personnel:

  • Mike Score – lead vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Paul Reynolds – lead guitar
  • Frank Maudsley – bass guitar
  • Ali Score – drums
  • John Reid – bass
  • Chris Porter – engineer
  • Steve Lipson – engineer
  • Phil Vinal – engineer
  • Sven Taits, Alister Bullock – engineer assistants
  • Pete Watson – art direction
  • Eric Watson – photography
  • Daniel Thistlethwaite – photography
  • Ali Score, Weed – photography

Track listing:

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

  1. The Story of a Young Heart
  2. Never Again (The Dancer)
  3. The More You Live, the More You Love
  4. European (I Wish I Was)
  5. Remember David
  6. Over My Head
  7. Heart of Steel
  8. The End
  9. Suicide Day

In August 1983.

In August 1983, “Some Bizzare” label released “Torment and Toreros”, the second Marc and the Mambas studio album. It was recorded January – May 1983, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Marc Almond.

Personnel:

  • Marc Almond – vocals, guitar, percussion, mixing
  • Annie Hogan – vocals, piano, harpsichord, Farfisa organ
  • Steve Sherlock – flute, saxophone
  • Lee Jenkinson – vocals, bass, guitar, drums
  • Matt Johnson – guitar
  • Peter Ashworth – drums, timpani
  • Frank Want – drums
  • The Venomettes – string arrangements

       Anne Stephenson – violin

       Ginny Hewes – violin

       Martin McCarrick – cello

       Billy McGee – double bass

  • Flood – mixing
  • Huw Feather – design
  • Peter Ashworth – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Almond, except where noted.

  1. Intro – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  2. Boss Cat – lyrics by Marc Almond, music by Anne Stephenson, Ginny Hewes
  3. The Bulls – Jacques Brel
  4. Catch a Fallen Star
  5. The Animal in You – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  6. In My Room – Joaquin Prieto, English lyrics by Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance
  7. First Time
  8. (Your Love Is A) Lesion
  9. My Former Self – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  10. Once Was – Marc Almond, The Venomettes
  11. The Untouchable One – Marc Almond, Lee Jenkinson
  12. Blood Wedding – traditional Spanish song
  13. Black Heart – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  14. Medley: Narcissus/Gloomy Sunday/Vision – Marc Almond, Steve Sherlock, Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress, Peter Hammill
  15. Torment – Marc Almond, Steven Severin, Robert Smith
  16. A Million Manias – Marc Almond, Foetus
  17. My Little Book of Sorrows
  18. Beat out that Rhythm on a Drum – Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II

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 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