In May 1981, “I.R.S.” label released “Psychedelic Jungle”, the second Cramps (The) studio album. It was recorded in January 1981, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lux Interior, Poison Ivy Rorschach, Kid Congo Powers and Nick Knox.
Lux Interior – vocals
Poison Ivy Rorschach – guitar
Kid Congo Powers – guitar
Nick Knox – drums
Paul McKenna – engineer
Donna Santisi – front cover photography
Anton Corbijn – back cover photography
Green Fuz – Les Dale, Randy Alvev
Goo Goo Muck – Ronnie Cook, Ed James
Rockin’ Bones -Jack Rhodes, Don Carter, Dub Nalls
Voodoo Idol – Poison Ivy Rorschach, Lux Interier
Primitive – Ronnie Peters, Peter Hindlermen, Norman DesRosier, Gordon McLaren, Bobby Cortez, Steve Venet
Caveman – Poison Ivy Rorschach, Lux Interier
The Crusher – Bobby Nolan
Don’t Eat Stuff of the Sidewalk – Poison Ivy Rorschach, Lux Interier
Can’t Find My Mind – Poison Ivy Rorschach, Lux Interier
Jungle Hop – Kip Tyler
The Natives are Restless – Poison Ivy Rorschach, Lux Interier
Under the Wires – Poison Ivy Rorschach, Lux Interier
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”.
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.
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
All tracks by Michael Rose, except where noted.
Youth of Eglington
Sistren – Michael Rose, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
Journey – Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
Puff She Puff
Rockstone – Michael Rose, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
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.
Pat Metheny– acoustic 6- and 12-string guitars, electric guitar, electric bass
Lyle Mays– piano, synthesizer, electric organ, autoharp
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.
Wendy O. Williams – vocals, chainsaw
Wes Beech – rhythm guitars
Richie Stotts – lead guitars
Jean Beauvoir – bass, piano, synthesizers
Neal Smith – drums, percussion
Eddie Ciletti – mixing
All tracks by Richie Stotts and Rod Swenson, except for where noted.
Incantation – Jean Beauvoir, Rod Swenson
Nothing – Jean Beauvoir, Rod Swenson
Fast Food Service
Hit Man [Live Milan] – Wes Beech, Rod Swenson
Sex Junkie – Wes Beech, Richie Stotts, Rod Swenson
Plasma Jam [Live Milan] – Wes Beech, Richie Stotts