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In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Polydor” label released the debut, self titled Level 42 album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Vineyard”, “Chipping Norton” and “RAK” studios, and was produced by Mike Vernon.


  • Mark King– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Mike Lindup– Minimoog, acoustic and electric pianos, percussion, vocals (lead vocals, chorus lead and bridge lead vocals
  • Boon Gould– guitars
  • Phil Gould– drums, glockenspiel, timbales, backing vocals, percussion
  • Wally Badarou– Prophet 5, Korg Polyphonic, Minimoog, vocalizing
  • Leroy Williams– congas, bongos, percussion
  • Gary Barnacle– electric saxophone solo
  • Dave Chambers – tenor saxophone solo

Track listing:

  1. Turn It On – Wally Badarou, Boon Gould, Mark King
  2. 43 – Mark King
  3. Why Are You Leaving? – Boon Gould, Mike Lindup
  4. Almost There – Phil Gould, Boon Gould, Mark King
  5. Heathrow – Wally Badarou
  6. Love Games – Boon Gould, Mark King
  7. Dune Tune – Mark King
  8. Starchild – Wally Badarou, Boon Gould, Mark King

In May 1984.

In May 1984, “Mercury” label released “In the Long Grass”, the sixth and final  Boomtown Rats album. It w was produced by Pete Walsh, James Guthrie, Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Johnny Fingers, Simon Crowe and Garry Roberts.


  • Bob Geldof– vocals
  • Pete Briquette– bass, vocals
  • Johnny Fingers– keyboards, vocals
  • Simon Crowe– drums, vocals
  • Garry Roberts– guitar, vocals
  • Peter “Gidday” Thomas- trombone
  • Luke Tunney – trumpet
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Martin Dobson – saxophone
  • Peter Claridge – guitar
  • Molly and Polly – backing vocals
  • Ian Richie – saxophone
  • Martin Salvador Rex – engineered
  • Ashworth – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof except where noted.

  1. A Hold Of Me
  2. Drag Me Down
  3. Dave
  4. Over Again
  5. Another Sad Story – Johhny Fingers
  6. Tonight
  7. Hard Times
  8. Lucky – Johnny Fingers
  9. An Icicle In The Sun
  10. Up Or Down – Simon Crowe, Pete Briquette

In March 1987.

In March 1987, “Polydor” label released “Running in the Family”, the seventh Level 42 studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Sarm West” and “Maison Rouge”, and was produced by Wally Badarou, Mark King, Phil Gould, Boon Gould, Wally Badarou, Mike Lindup, Gary Barnacle and Krys Mach. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the UK by “BPI”.

  • Mark King– bass, lead vocals
  • Phil Gould– drums
  • Boon Gould– lead and rhythm guitars
  • Wally Badarou– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Lindup– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Krys Mach – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Lessons in Love – Wally Badarou,  Gould, Mark King
  2. Children Say – Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phi Gould
  3. Running in the Family – Phil Gould, Wally Badarou, Mark King
  4. It’s Over – Mark King, R. Gould, Wally Badarou
  5. To Be with You Again – Mark King, R. Gould
  6. Two Solitudes – Mark King, Phil Gould, Mike Lindup
  7. Fashion Fever – Mark King, Phil Gould, R. Gould, Mike Lindup
  8. The Sleepwalkers – Mark King, Phil Gould
  9. Freedom Someday – Mark King, Phil Gould, R. Gould, Mike Lindup


In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Polydor” label released “The Anvil”, the second Visage studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Midge Ure, Steve Strange, Dave Formula, Billy Currie and Rusty Egan. The album’s front cover photograph was taken by Helmut Newton.


  • Steve Strange– lead vocals
  • Midge Ure– guitars, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Dave Formula– synthesizer
  • Billy Currie– electric violin, synthesizer
  • Rusty Egan– drums, backing vocals, electronic drums
  • Barry Adamson– bass
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Perri Lister– backing vocals
  • Lorraine Whitmarsh – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Currie, Rusty Egan, Dave Formula, Steve Strange and Midge Ure.

  1. The Damned Don’t Cry
  2. Anvil (Night Club School)
  3. Move Up
  4. Night Train
  5. The Horseman
  6. Look What They’ve Done
  7. Again We Love
  8. Wild Life
  9. Whispers


In February 1981.


In February 1981, “Arista” label released self-titled, debut Stray Cats album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981, and was produced by Dave Edmunds. The album song “Rock This Town” was listed by “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as one of the songs that shaped rock and roll.


  • Brian Setzer- guitar, vocals
  • Slim Jim Phantom- drums
  • Lee Rocker- bass
  • Gary Barnacle- saxophone
  • Gavin Cochrane – photography

Track listing:

  1. Runaway Boys – Brian Setzer, Jim McDonnell
  2. Fishnet Stockings – Brian Setzer
  3. Ubangi Stomp – Charles Underwood
  4. Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie – George Motola, Ricky Page
  5. Storm the Embassy – Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom
  6. Rock This Town – Brian Setzer
  7. Rumble in Brighton – Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom
  8. Stray Cat Blues – Brian Setzer
  9. Crawl Up and Die – Brian Feli, Jim Feli
  10. Double Talkin’ Baby – Danny Wolfe
  11. My One Desire – Dorsey Burnette
  12. Wild Saophone – Roy Montrell, John Marascalo, Robert Blackwell

On November 22, 1985.


On November 22, 1985, “Polydor” label released “Easy Pieces”, the second Lloyd Cole and the Commotions album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Westside Studios” in London, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.


  • Neil Clark– guitar
  • Lloyd Cole– vocals, guitar
  • Blair Cowan– keyboards
  • Lawrence Donegan– bass guitar, guitar
  • Stephen Irvine – drums, tambourine
  • Jimmy Thomas, Jimmy Helms, Lance Ellington, Jimmy Chambers, Tony Jackson, Lynda Hayes – additional vocals
  • Anne Dudley– string arrangements
  • Gary Barnacle– brass arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Lloyd Cole.

  1. Rich
  2. Why I Love Country Music – Lloyd Cole, Blair Cowan
  3. Pretty Gone – Neil Clark, Lloyd Cole
  4. Grace
  5. Cut Me Down
  6. Brand New Friend – Lloyd Cole, Blair Cowan
  7. Lost Weekend – Neil Clark, Lloyd Cole, Lawrence Donegan
  8. James
  9. Minor Character – Neil Clark, Lloyd Cole
  10. Perfect Blue


On November 13, 1990.


On November 13, 1990, “Go! Disc” label released “Choke”, the second Beautiful South studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Mike Hedges and The Beautiful South.


  • Paul Heaton- vocals
  • Dave Hemingway- vocals
  • Briana Corrigan- vocals
  • Dave Rotheray- guitar
  • Sean Welch- bass
  • Dave Stead– drums
  • Gary Barnacle– flute, saxophone
  • Kevin Brown – saxophone
  • Damon Butcher – piano, keyboards
  • Rupert Coulson – engineer
  • Ben Kape – engineer
  • Jody Kitson – percussion
  • Lance Phillips – engineer
  • Tony Robinson – trumpet
  • Pete Wingfield– piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Heaton, David Rotheray, except where noted

  1. Tonight I Fancy Myself
  2. My Book
  3. Let Love Speak Up Itself
  4. Should’ve Kept My Eyes Shut
  5. I’ve Come For My Award
  6. Lips
  7. I Think The Answer’s Yes
  8. A Little Time
  9. Mother’s Pride
  10. I Hate You (But You’re Interesting
  11. The Rising Of Grafton Street