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On December 5, 1981.

On December 5, 1981, “SST” label released “Damaged”, the debut Black Flag studio album. It was recorded in August 1981, at “Unicorn Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Spot, Henry Rollins, Greg Ginn, Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski and Robo. In 2003, the album was ranked at number 340 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Henry Rollins– lead vocals
  • Greg Ginn– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Dez Cadena– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Chuck Dukowski– bass, backing vocals
  • Robo– drums, backing vocals
  • Steve “Mugger” Corbin – backing vocals
  • Spot– engineer
  • Francis Buckley – engineer, mixer
  • Chuck Vogt – additional engineer
  • Ed Colver– artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Ginn, except where noted.

  1. Rise Above
  2. Spray Paint – Chuck Dukowski, Greg Ginn
  3. Six Pack
  4. What I See – Charles Dukowski
  5. TV Party
  6. Thirsty and Miserable – Dez Cadena, Rosa Medea, Robo
  7. Police Story
  8. Gimme Gimme Gimme
  9. Depression
  10. Room 13 – Greg Ginn, Rosa Medea
  11. No More – Charles Dukowski
  12. Padded Cell – Charles Dukowski, Greg Ginn
  13. Life of Pain
  14. Damaged I – Greg Ginn, Henry Rollins

 

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On December 1, 1974.

On December 1, 1974, “Blue Note” label released “Satin Doll”, the fourth Bobbi Humphrey studio album. It was recorded June – August 1974, at “Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Larry Mizell.

Personnel:

  • Bobbi Humphrey– vocals, flute
  • Fonce Mizell– vocals, clavinet, trumpet
  • Jerry Peters- piano, clavinet
  • Larry Mizell– vocals, electric piano synthesizer, clavinet, arranger, conductor
  • Phil Davis, Don Preston– synthesizer
  • Melvin “Wah Wah Watson” Ragin, John Rowin- guitar
  • Wayne Tweed, Chuck Rainey- electric bass
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • King Errison- conga
  • Roger Sainte, Stephanie Spruill- percussion
  • Chuck Davis, Samantha Harris, Freddie Perren- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Mizell except where noted.

  1. New York Times
  2. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  3. San Francisco Lights – Chuck Davis
  4. Ladies Day
  5. Fun House – Terry McFaddin, Melvin “Wah-Wah Watson” Ragin
  6. My Little Girl
  7. Rain Again
  8. You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

 

In November 1988.

In November 1988, “Factory” label released “Bummed”, the second Happy Mondays album. It was recorded in August 1988, at “Slaughterhouse” in Great Driffeld, East Yorkshire, ”Strawberry Studios” in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and was produced by Martin Hannett.

Personnel:

  • Shaun Ryder– vocals
  • Paul “Horse” Ryder– bass
  • Mark “Cow” Day– guitar
  • Paul Davis– keyboards
  • Gary Whelan– drums
  • Mark “Bez” Berry– Bez
  • Dave Hassell – percussion
  • Steve Hopkins- piano
  • Horseman – banjo
  • The Slaughterhouse, Colin Richardson, John Spence, John Pennington, Strawberry, Laurence Diana – engineers
  • Central Station Design – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Mark Day, Gary Whelan and Mark Berry, except where noted.

  1. Country Song
  2. Moving in With
  3. Mad Cyril – opens with the line “We’ve Been Courteous”
  4. Fat Lady Wrestlers
  5. Performance
  6. Brain Dead – Ryder’s opening “You’re rendering that scaffolding dangerous!” is a quote from the movie “Gimme Shelter”
  7. Wrote for Luck
  8. Bring a Friend
  9. Do It Better
  10. Lazy Itis – the song borrows from “Ticket to Ride” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and nods to “Family Affair” and “Gonna Make You a Star” by David Essex

 

In November 1987.

In November 1987, “White/Hot” label released “Calenture”, the fourth Triffids studio album. It was recorded April – August 1987, at “Townhouse Three” in Livingstone, “Mark Angelo” in London, “Amazon” in Liverpool and “Wool Hall” in Bath, and was produced by Gil Norton, Craig Leon, David McComb, Robert McComb, Jill Birt, Martyn P.Casey, Graham Lee and Alsy MacDonald.

Personnel:

  • David McComb– vocals, guitar, arrangement (strings)
  • Robert McComb– guitar, backing vocals, violin
  • Jill Birt– keyboards
  • Martyn P. Casey– bass guitar
  • Graham Lee– guitar, autoharp
  • Alsy MacDonald– drums, backing vocals
  • Nick Allum – drums
  • Mick Doonan, Keith Hancock, Ben Hoffnung, Billy Kinsely, Jane Norton – musician
  • Craig Leon– background vocals
  • Adam Peters – guitar, keyboards, strings arrangement
  • Sean Pugh – piano
  • Andy Mason, Ben Kape, George Schilling, Gil Norton, Keith Andrews, Marc Crellin, Mark Angelo Lusardi, Tony Harris – engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Island Art – art work

Track listing:

All tracks by David McComb, except where noted.

  1. Bury Me Deep in Love
  2. Kelly’s Blues
  3. Trick of the Light – David McComb, Graham Lee
  4. Hometown Farewell Kiss
  5. Unmade Love
  6. Open for You – Jill Birt
  7. Holy Water
  8. Blinder by the Hour
  9. Vagabond Holes
  10. Jerdacuttup Man – David McComb, James Paterson
  11. Save What You Can – David McComb, James Paterson

 

On November 26, 2008.

On November 26, 2008, “Headphone Dust” label released “Insurgentes”, the first Steven Wilson solo album. It was recorded December 2007 – August 2008, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, acoustic & electric pianos, keyboards, synthesizers, harmonium, mellotron, bass guitar, percussion, drum & keyboard programming, ambient noise, loops, mixing
  • Gavin Harrison– drums , cymbals
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Mike Outram – electric guitar
  • Dirk Serries– guitar drones
  • Jordan Rudess– piano
  • Clodagh Simonds– vocals
  • Sand Snowman – acoustic and processed acoustic guitars, recorders
  • Theo Travis– wah-flute, clarinet, saxophone
  • Michiyo Yagi– 17-string bass koto, 21-string koto
  • Steve Price, Maki Sasaki – engineer
  • Mark Prator, John Wesley – guitars engineer
  • Bert Baldwin – piano engineer
  • Andy VanDette – mastering
  • Lasse Hoile – cover design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks written by Steven Wilson.

  1. Harmony Korine
  2. Abandoner
  3. Salvaging
  4. Veneno para las hadas
  5. No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun
  6. Significant Other
  7. Only Child
  8. Twilight Coda
  9. Get All You Deserve
  10. Insurgentes

 

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

In November 1978.

In November 1978, “Ralph” label released “Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen”, the fifth  Residents album. It was recorded October 1977 – August 1978, and was produced by The Residents.

Personnel:

  • The Residents – arranger
  • Snakefinger – vocals, guitar
  • Ruby – vocals
  • Whifler – photography
  • Pore No Graphics – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by The Residents, except where noted.

Duck Stab side

  1. Constantinople
  2. Sinister Exaggerator – The Residents, Snakefinger
  3. The Booker Tease
  4. Blue Rosebuds
  5. Laughing Song
  6. Bach Is Dead
  7. Elvis and His Boss

 

Buster & Glen side

 

  1. Lizard Lady
  2. Semolina
  3. Birthday Boy
  4. Weight-Lifting Lulu
  5. Krafty Cheese
  6. Hello Skinny
  7. The Electrocutioner