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In November 1983.

On November 30, 1983, “Epitaph” label released “Into the Unknown” the second Bad Religion album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Perspective Sound” in Sun Valley, California, and was produced by Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz.

Personnel:

  • Greg Graffin- vocals, synthesizer, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Brett Gurewitz- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Dedona- bass guitar
  • Davy Goldman- drums
  • Jim Mankey- engineering

 Track listing:

  1. It’s Only Over When…- Greg Graffin
  2. Chasing the Wild Goose – Brett Gurewitz
  3. Billy Gnosis – Brett Gurewitz
  4. Time and Disregard – Greg Graffin
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV
  1. The Dichotomy – Brett Gurewitz
  2. Million Days – Greg Graffin
  3. Losing Generation – Greg Graffin
  4. …You Give Up – Greg Graffin

 

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In November 1984.

In November 1984, “Epic” label released “Aural Sculpture”, the eighth Stranglers album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “ICP Recording Studios” in Brussels, and was produced by Laurie Latham, Hugh Cornwell, Jean-Jacques Burnel,  Dave Greenfield and Jet Black.

Personnel:

  • Hugh Cornwell- vocals, guitar
  • Jean-Jacques Burnel– vocals, bass
  • Dave Greenfield– keyboards
  • Jet Black– percussion
  • Tim Whitehead – saxophone
  • Paul Spong – trumpet
  • Paul Nieman – trombone
  • Carmen Franco – vocals
  • George Chandler, Jimmy Chambers, Tony Jackson – backing vocals
  • Christian “Djoum” Ramon, Erwin Autrique – additional engineering
  • Simon Cantwell – art direction
  • John King – artwork (ear sculpture)
  • John Kisch – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Hugh Cornwell, Jean-Jacques Burnel,  Dave Greenfield and Jet Black.

  1. Ice Queen
  2. Skin Deep
  3. Let Me Down Easy
  4. No Mercy
  5. North Winds
  6. Uptown
  7. Punch & Judy
  8. Spain
  9. Laughing
  10. Souls
  11. Mad Hatter

 

 

On November 14, 1983.

On November 14, 1983, “Atlantic” label released “Believer”, the seventh Chic studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers- lead vocals, rap, guitar
  • Bernard Edwards- vocals, bass guitar
  • Tony Thompson- drums
  • Alfa Anderson – lead vocals
  • Luci Martin – lead vocals
  • Brenda White, Fonzi Thornton, Curtis King – vocals
  • Rob Sabino- keyboards
  • Jason Corsaro – sound engineer
  • Lynn Dreese Breslin – art direction
  • Pater Sato- illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

  1. Believer
  2. You Are Beautiful
  3. Take a Closer Look
  4. Give Me the Lovin’
  5. Show Me Your Light
  6. You Got Some Love For Me
  7. In Love With Music
  8. Party Everybody

In November 1983.

In November 1983, “Hot Records” and “Rough Trade” labels released “Treeless Plain”, the debut Triffids album. It was recorded August – September 1983, at “Emerald City Studios” in Sydney, and was produced by Alsy MacDonald, David McComb, Robert McComb, Martyn Casey and Jill Birt.

Personnel:

  • Alsy MacDonald- drums, vocals, percussion, hammer
  • David McComb- lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Robert McComb- violin, guitar, saw, keyboards, vocals
  • Martyn Casey- bass, vocals
  • Jill Birt– organ
  • Ian Macourt – cello
  • David Angell – viola
  • Nick Mainsbridge – engineer

Track listing:

All songs by David McComb, except where noted.

  1. Red Pony
  2. Branded
  3. My Baby Thinks She’s a Train
  4. Rosevel
  5. I Am a Lonesome Hobo – Bob Dylan
  6. Place in the Sun
  7. Plaything
  8. Old Ghostrider
  9. Hanging Shed
  10. Hell of a Summer
  11. Madeline
  12. Nothing Can Take Your Place

On October 25, 1984.

On October 25, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released “Bright Red”, the fifth Laurie Anderson studio album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “The Lobby” and “Skyline Studios” in New York City and “Westside Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno and Laurie Anderson.

Personnel:

  • Laurie Anderson – vocals, keyboards
  • Brian Eno- treatments, keyboards
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Lou Reed– vocals, guitar
  • Adrian Belew- guitar
  • Arto Lindsay– vocals
  • Phillip Ballou – background vocals
  • Cyro Baptista– percussion
  • Joey Baron– drums
  • Ben Fenner – bass
  • Guy Klucevsek– accordion
  • Gerry Leonard– guitar
  • Greg Cohen– guitar, bass
  • Jamie West-Oram– guitar
  • Kevin Killen – treatments
  • Neil Conti– shaker
  • Dougie Browne – drums
  • Peter Scherer – keyboards
  • Greg Cohen– music director
  • Kevin Killen – engineer, mixing
  • Joe Ferla – additional basic tracks engineer
  • Ben Fenner – overdubs engineer
  • Alec Head – additional overdubs engineer
  • Hiro Ishihara, Andy Baker, Danton Supple, Miles Green – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Yolanda Cuomo – linear notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Laurie Anderson except where noted

Bright Red

  1. Speechless (the Eagle and the Weasel)
  2. Bright Red – additional lyrics from Isaiah
  3. The Puppet Motel – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  4. Speak My Language
  5. World Without End
  6. Freefall
  7. Muddy River – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno

Tightrope

  1. Beautiful Pea Green Boat – additional lyrics from “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear
  2. Love Among the Sailors
  3. Poison – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  4. In Our Sleep – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, music by Laurie Anderson
  5. Night in Baghdad
  6. Tightrope – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  7. Same Time Tomorrow

On October 12, 1983.

On October 12, 1983, “Atlantic” label released “Come on Feel the Lemonheads”, the sixth Lemonheads studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by The Robb Brothers.

Personnel:

  • Evan Dando- lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Nic Dalton- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David Ryan – drums
  • Julianna Hatfield, Belinda Carlisle, Rick James- backing vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow- steel guitar
  • Tom Morgan- guidance counselor

Track listing:

All tracks by Evan Dando and Tom Morgan, except where noted.

  1. The Great Big No
  2. Into Your Arms – Robyn St. Clare
  3. It’s About Time
  4. Down About It
  5. Paid to Smile – Evan Dando
  6. Big Gay Heart
  7. Style
  8. Rest Assured
  9. Dawn Can’t Decide – Nic Dalton, Evan Dando
  10. I’ll Do It Anyway – Evan Dando
  11. Belinda CarlisleRick James Style
  12. Being Around
  13. Favorite T – Evan Dando
  14. You Can Take It With You – Evan Dando
  15. The Jello Fund – Evan Dando
  16. hidden tracks- Lenny, Noise Parts 1-3, The Amp Went Out, High-Speed Idiot Mode

In February 1984.

In February 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Parting Should Be Painless”, the fifth Roger Daltrey studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Roger Daltrey – leadand background vocals; harmonica
  • Chris Spedding– guitars
  • Mick Gallagher– keyboards
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Norman Watt-Roy– bass guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Mike Thorne– synthesizers
  • Robert Medici – marimba
  • David Tofani – clarinet
  • Billy Nicholls– backing vocals
  • James Biondolillo – string and horn arrangements
  • Harvey Goldberg, John Brand, Don Wershba, Lincoln Clapp – engineer
  • Graham Hughes – photography

Track listing:

  1. Walking in My Sleep – Jack Green, Leslie Adey
  2. Parting Should Be Painless – Kit Hain
  3. Is There Anybody Out There? – Nicky Chinn, Steve Glen
  4. Would a Stranger Do? – Steve Andrews, Simon Climie
  5. Going Strong – Bryan Ferry
  6. Looking for You – Kit Hain
  7. Somebody Told Me – Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
  8. One Day – Gerald Milne
  9. How Does the Cold Wind Cry – Colin Towns
  10. Don’t Wait on the Stairs – Steve Swindells