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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Growing Up in Public”, the tenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Michael Fonfara and Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fonfara- keyboards, guitar
  • Chuck Hammer- guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – bass, background vocals
  • Stuart Heinrich – guitar, background vocals
  • Engineered by Corky Stasiak
  • Photography by Mick Rock

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed and Michael Fonfara

  1. How Do You Speak to an Angel?
  2. My Old Man
  3. Keep Away
  4. Growing Up in Public
  5. Standing on Ceremony
  6. So Alone
  7. Love Is Here to Stay
  8. The Power of Positive Drinking
  9. Smiles
  10. Think It Over
  11. Teach the Gifted Children
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On September 12, 1980.

scary-monsters

On September 12, 1980, “RCA” label released “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” the fourteenth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded February – April 1980, at “The Power Station” in London, and was produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti. In 2000, “Q” magazine ranked “Scary Monsters” at number 30 in its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 381 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, keyboards, backing vocals, saxophone, engineering
  • Dennis Davis– percussion
  • George Murray– bass guitar
  • Carlos Alomar– guitars
  • Chuck Hammer– guitar synthesizer
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Roy Bittan– piano
  • Andy Clark– synthesizer
  • Pete Townshend– guitar
  • Tony Visconti– acoustic guitar, backing vocals, engineering
  • Lynn Maitland – backing vocals
  • Chris Porter – backing vocals
  • Michi Hirota – voice
  • Larry Alexander, Jeff Hendrickson – engineering assistance
  • Peter Mew, Nigel Reeve –mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. It’s No Game (No. 1) – music and lyrics by Bowie, Japanese translation by Hisahi Miura
  2. Up the Hill Backwards
  3. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
  4. Ashes to Ashes
  5. Fashion
  6. Teenage Wildlife
  7. Scream Like a Baby
  8. Kingdom Come – Tom Verlaine
  9. Because You’re Young
  10. It’s No Game (No. 2)