1977 – 1982

5-2-12             1977 1982

Guitarist Link Wrap born 1929, Singer / Songwriter Leslie Gore born 1946; Rumble.

A while back, I ran into someone who virtually sat out 1977 – 1982; doesn’t matter why, but this person didn’t hear much of anything during these years.   I only wanted to pick one album by an artist, too.  The sole exception to this rule today is for The Damned, as both the debut and 3rd album were real favorites of mine.  The idea was to suggest a set of records that would get you up to speed in my universe.  These artists are all conditionally recommended – start with these records!

A CERTAIN RATIO – The Graveyard & The Ballroom (1979)

ATHLETICO SPIZZ 80 – Do A Runner (1980) not on CD

BEAT, THE – I Just Can’t Stop It (1980) aka The English Beat

BIRTHDAY PARTY – Prayers on Fire (1981)

BLACK RANDY / ELITE METROSQUAD – Pass The Dust, I Think I’m Bowie (1979)

BOWIE, DAVID – Low (1977)

BUGGLES – The Age Of Plastic (1980)

BUZZCOCKS – Time’s Up (1977)

CALE, JOHN – Sabotage (1979)

COOPERCLARKE, JOHN – Disguise In Love (1978)

CURE, THE – 17 Seconds (1980)

CZUKAY, HOLGER – Movies (1979)

DAMNED – Damned (1st) (1977)

DAMNED – Machine Gun Etiquette (1979)

DEVO – Are We Not Men? (1978)

DURY, IAN / BLOCKHEADS – New Boots and Panties (1977)

ENO, BRIAN – Before and After Science (1977)

FLYING LIZARDS – self-titled debut LP (1979)

FOXX, JOHN – Metamatic (1980)

GANG OF FOUR – Entertainment (1979)

GLASS, PHILIP – Einstein On The Beach (1978)

GOBLIN – Suspiria O.S.T. (1977)

GODLEY & CRÈME – L (1978)

GRIFF, ZAINE – Figures (1982) not on CD

GRUPPO SPORTIVO – 10 Mistakes (1977)

HAWKWIND – Quark, Strangeness & Charm (1978)

HINE, RUPERT – Immunity (1981)

HOPPER, HUGH – Hoppertunity Box (1977)

JAPAN – Quiet Life (1979)

JONES, GRACE – Nightclubbing (1981)

KRAFTWERK – Computerwelt (1981)

LARD FREE – Lard Free Vol. 3 (1977)

LEWIE, JONA – On The Other Hand, There’s A Fist (1978)

LIO – debut album (1980)

LOUNGE LIZARDS – debut album (1980)

LOVICH, LENE – Stateless (1979)

LOVSKY, FAY – Confetti (1981)

LOWE, NICK – The Jesus of Cool (1978)

M (Robin Scott) – London Paris etc. (“Pop Musik”) (1979)

MADNESS – One Step Beyond (1979)

MAGAZINE – Real Life (1978)

MANZANERA, PHIL / 801 – Listen Now (1977)

MELON – Do You Like Japan? (1982)

METHOD ACTORS – Rhythms Of You (1979?) on CD as “This Is Still It”

MODELS – Local and / Or General (1981)

MONOCHROME SET – Strange Boutique (1980)

MOTORS, THE – 1 (1977)

NELSON, BILL / RED NOISE – Sound On Sound (1979)

NITS, THE – New Flat (1981)

NUMAN, GARY / TUBEWAY ARMY – Replicas (1979)

PASSIONS, THE – Michael & Miranda (1980) not on CD

PEACOCK, ANNETTE – X Dreams (1978)

POP, IGGY – The Idiot (1977)

PSYCHEDELIC FURS – self titled debut (1980)

PYLON – Gyrate (1980)

RADIO BIRDMAN – Radios Appear (1977)

REVILLOS, THE – Rev Up (1980)

ROTHER, MICHAEL – Flammende Herzen (1977)

SCRITTI POLITTI – Songs To Remember (1982)

SIMPLE MINDS – Empires and Dance (1980)

SLITS, THE – Cut (1979)

SPECIALS, THE – debut album (1980)

SPEDDING, CHRIS – Hurt (1977)

STRANGLERS, THE – The Raven (1979)

SWEET, RACHEL – Fool Around (1979)

SWINGERS, THE – Practical Jokers (1981)

TACHIBANA, HAJIME – H (1981)

TAKAHASHI, YUKIHIRO – What Me Worry? (1982)

TALKING HEADS – More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)

TAYLOR, TOT – Playtime (1981)

THIS HEAT – Health and Efficiency E.P. (1980)

TIN HUEY – Contents Dislodged During Shipment (1979)

TOWNSHEND, PETE – Empty Glass (1980)

TOY LOVE – self titled debut (1980) on CD as “Cuts”

ULTRAVOX – Systems Of Romance (1978)

WIRE – 154 (1979)

WYATT, ROBERT – Nothing Can Stop Us (1982)

XTC – White Music (1978)

Y.M.O. – Technodelic (1981)

YELLO – Solid Pleasure (1980)

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5 Responses to 1977 – 1982

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    Oooof!!! That’s quite a potent list as you’ve hit me where I dwell. In fact, just last night I was recording a loose ACR track [“Wild Party”] for kicks, maaaaan. Why do anything? I have 35 of those and want practically all of the rest! It’s almost a crime that some of those titles have never resided in my Record Cell. I am shamed by their absence!

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    Anything on this list that you don’t know what it is, Jim-san? Or do you have it all covered? You already own 35 of these titles? I’m impressed!

  3. ronkanefiles says:

    Whenever you’re ready to listen, Hugh Hopper was Soft Machine’s bass player; amazing solo albums made with Dave Stewart of Egg (and Gaskin & Stewart fame); Toy Love was an NZ punk / new wave band with Chris Knox (of Tall Dwarfs) – the seminal NZ new wave albums.

  4. Bob Gaulke says:

    Righteouslist!!!!

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