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In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Slash” label released “Wild Gift”, the second X album. It was recorded in March 1981, at “Clover Recorders” in Los Angeles, “Golden Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ray Manzarek. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wild Gift” at number 333 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Exene– vocals
  • Billy Zoom– guitar
  • John Doe– vocals, bass
  • J. Bonebrake– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Doe and Exene Cervenka.

  1. The Once Over Twice
  2. We’re Desperate
  3. Adult Books
  4. Universal Corner
  5. I’m Coming Over
  6. It’s Who You Know
  7. In This House That I Call Home
  8. Some Other Time
  9. White Girl
  10. Beyond and Back
  11. Back 2 the Base
  12. When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch
  13. Year 1

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Mango” label released “Red”, the sixth Black Uhuru album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Channel One” in Kingston, Jamaica, and “Compass Point” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Sly & Robbie.

Personnel:

  • Michael Rose- vocals
  • Derrick “Duckie” Simpson – harmony vocals
  • Puma Jones- harmony vocals
  • Mikey Chung- rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Radcliff “Dougie” Bryan – lead guitar
  • Barry Reynolds- lead guitar
  • Robert Lynn – piano
  • Keith Sterling- piano
  • Sly Dunbar- drums, syndrums
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass, piano
  • Ranchie McLean- rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Uziah “Sticky” Thompson- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Rose, except where noted.

  1. Youth of Eglington
  2. Sponji Reggae
  3. Sistren – Michael Rose, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  4. Journey – Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  5. Utterance
  6. Puff She Puff
  7. Rockstone – Michael Rose, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  8. Carbine

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “ECM” label released “As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls”, album by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays. It was recorded in September 1980, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, Norway and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Pat Metheny– electric and acoustic 6- and 12-string guitars, electric bass
  • Lyle Mays– piano, synthesizer, electric organ, autoharp
  • Naná Vasconcelos– berimbau, percussion, drums, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

  1. As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
  2. Ozark
  3. September Fifteenth – dedicated to Bill Evans
  4. It’s for You
  5. Estupenda Graça

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Come Organisation” label released “Dedicated to Peter Kürten”, the fourth Whitehouse album. It was recorded in April 1981, and was produced by Peter McKay and William Bennett.

Personnel:

  • William Bennett – synthesizer, vocals, producer
  • Peter McKay – producer, engineer, effects
  • George Peckham– mastering
  • Paul Reuter – synthesizer

Track listing:

All tracks by William Bennett

  1. Ripper Territory
  2. Prosexist
  3. On Top
  4. Pissfun
  5. Rapeday
  6. The Second Coming
  7. Her Entry
  8. CNA
  9. Dom
  10. Dedicated to Peter Kürten

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Stiff” label released “Beyond the Valley of 1984”, the second Plasmatics album. It was recorded in 1981, at “The Ranch” in New York City, and was produced by Rod Swenson, Wendy O. Williams, Wes Beech, Richie Stotts, Jean Beauvoir and Neal Smith.

Personnel:

  • Wendy O. Williams – vocals, chainsaw
  • Wes Beech – rhythm guitars
  • Richie Stotts – lead guitars
  • Jean Beauvoir – bass, piano, synthesizers
  • Neal Smith – drums, percussion
  • Mixed by Eddie Ciletti

Track listing:

All tracks by Richie Stotts and Rod Swenson, except for where noted.

  1. Incantation – Jean Beauvoir, Rod Swenson
  2. Masterplan
  3. Headbanger
  4. Summer Nite
  5. Nothing – Jean Beauvoir, Rod Swenson
  6. Fast Food Service
  7. Hit Man [Live Milan] – Wes Beech, Rod Swenson
  8. Living Dead
  9. Sex Junkie – Wes Beech, Richie Stotts, Rod Swenson
  10. Plasma Jam [Live Milan] – Wes Beech, Richie Stotts
  11. Pig Is a Pig – Jean Beauvoir, Rod Swenson