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In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Mercury” label released “Wilder”, the second Teardrop Explodes studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope- vocals, guitars, bass guitar, piano, organ
  • Troy Tate- guitars
  • David Balfe- keyboards, synthesizers, loops
  • Gary Dwyer– drums
  • Alfie Agius – bass guitar
  • Jeff Hammer – keyboards
  • James Eller – bass guitar
  • Luke Tunney, Ted Emmett – trumpets
  • Clive Langer- additional guitar
  • Garrish Mashindi – backing vocals
  • Colin Fairley – engineer
  • Martin Atkins– artwork
  • Chalkie Davies – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope.

  1. Bent Out of Shape
  2. Colours Fly Away
  3. Seven Views of Jerusalem
  4. Pure Joy
  5. Falling Down Around Me
  6. The Culture Bunker
  7. Passionate Friend
  8. Tiny Children
  9. Like Leila KhaledSaid
  10. …And The Fighting Takes Over
  11. The Great Dominions
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On October 10, 1980.

teardrop_explodes_-_kilimanjaro

On October 10, 1980, “Fontana” label released “Kilimanjaro”, the debut Teardrop Explodes album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, and was produced by Bill Drummond, David Balfe and Alan Winstanley. In 2000  “Q” magazine placed “Kilimanjaro” at number 95 in its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope– vocals, bass guitar
  • David Balfe– piano, organ, synthesizer
  • Gary Dwyer– drums
  • Michael Finkler – guitar
  • Alan Gill– guitar
  • Hurricane Smith, Ray Martinez – trumpets
  • Hugh Jones– engineer
  • Brian Griffin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope, Gary Dwyer and Michael Finkler; except where noted.

  1. Ha Ha I’m Drowning
  2. Sleeping Gas – Julian Cope, Gary Dwyer, Michael Finkler,Paul Simpson
  3. Treason
  4. Second Head
  5. Reward
  6. Poppies in the Field
  7. Went Crazy – Julian Cope, Michael Finkler
  8. Brave Boys Keep Their Promises
  9. Bouncing Babies
  10. Books – Julian Cope,Ian McCulloch
  11. The Thief of Baghdad
  12. When I Dream

On July 18, 1980.

Echo_&_the_Bunnymen - Crocodiles

On July 18, 1980, “Korova” label released “Crocodiles”, the debut Echo & the Bunnymen album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Eden Studios” in London and “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Bill Drummond, David Balfe in Ian Broudie. The album cover photograph was by Brian Griffin. In 1993, “NME” ranked “Crocodiles at number 28 on its list of the “50 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”; in 2006, “Uncut” magazine ranked the album at number 69 on its list of the “100 Greatest Debut Albums”

Personnel:

  • Ian McCulloch– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Will Sergeant– lead guitar
  • Les Pattinson– bass
  • Pete de Freitas– drums
  • David Balfe– keyboards
  • Rod Houison– engineer
  • Dan Hersch – remastering
  • Bill Butt – insert photography

Track listing:.

All tracks by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas except where noted.

  1. Going Up
  2. Stars Are Stars
  3. Pride
  4. Monkeys
  5. Crocodiles
  6. Rescue
  7. Villiers Terrace
  8. Pictures on My Wall – Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson
  9. All That Jazz
  10. Happy Death Men