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On January 18, 1983.

On January 18, 1983, “A&M” label released “Cuts Like a Knife”, the third Bryan Adams studio album. It was recorded August – October 1982, at “Little Mountain Sound” in  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was produced by Bob Clearmountain and Bryan Adams.


  • Bryan Adams– vocals, guitars, piano
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Tommy Mandel– organ, B-3 organ, synthesizers, piano
  • Keith Scott– guitars, background vocals
  • Dave Taylor– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Bruce Allen(credited as “B.A.”) – background vocals
  • Alfa Anderson – background vocals
  • Bob Clearmountain(credited as “B.C.”), Davies, L. Frenette, Lou Gramm, M. Simpson – background vocals
  • Jim Vallance– percussion, electric piano
  • Jim Wesley – background vocals
  • James O’Mara – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance except where noted.

  1. The Only One
  2. Take Me Back
  3. This Time
  4. Straight from the Heart – Bryan Adams, Eric Kagna
  5. Cuts Like a Knife
  6. I’m Ready
  7. What’s It Gonna Be
  8. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Eric Carr
  9. Let Him Know
  10. The Best Was Yet to Come


On May 14, 1982.


On May 14, 1982, “CBS” label released “Combat Rock”, the fifth Clash studio album. It was recorded in 1980 and September 1981, at “Ear Studios” in London; November 1981–January 1982 at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City and  April 1982 in “Warnford” in Hampshire, and was produced by Glyn Johns, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. The album was certified double Platinum in US by the “RIIA”. It was the last band’s album with the classic lineup whit Topper Headon and Mick Jones.


  • Joe Strummer– lead and backing vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Mick Jones– guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboards, sound effects
  • Paul Simonon– bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Topper Headon– drums, piano and bass guita
  • Allen Ginsberg– guest vocals
  • Futura 2000– guest vocals
  • Ellen Foley– backing vocals
  • Joe Ely– backing vocals
  • Tymon Dogg– piano
  • Tommy Mandel(as Poly Mandell) – keyboards
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Kosmo Vinyl- vocals
  • Glyn Johns– chief engineer, mixing
  • Joe Blaney; Jerry Green; Eddie Garcia – assistant engineers
  • Pennie Smith– photography

Track listing:

  1. Know Your Rights
  2. Car Jamming
  3. Should I Stay or Should I Go
  4. Rock the Casbah
  5. Red Angel Dragnet
  6. Straight to Hell
  7. Overpowered by Funk
  8. Atom Tan
  9. Sean Flynn
  10. Ghetto Defendant
  11. Inoculated City
  12. Death Is a Star