5-2-13 May 1980 Cassette
Happy birthday, Bunk Gardner (of The Mothers of Invention), born 1933. On 5/2/64, the LP “Beatles’ Second Album” by The Beatles charted at No. 1 in the US. On 5/5/73 Alice Cooper’s 45 of “No More Mr. Nice Guy” charts at No. 10 in England. Happy birthday, Link Wray! (Born 1929).
Oh, this is great! I just have the artists listed today! I never went and dug out this actual cassette and played it, detailing the songs – so for that, you’ll just have to use your imagination. A few somewhat obvious comments today, too.
MISC ETC 5/80 A
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES – Either a 45 or something from the debut album
PETE TOWNSHEND – Like “Empty Glass” or a 45 from it
HECTOR ZAZOU (France) – Maybe from “La Perversita” LP?
P-MODEL (Japan) – Either 2nd or 3rd album, by now
THE SWINGERS (New Zealand) – Likely a 45, as the LP was still in the future
RANDOM HOLD – Something from the Polydor 12”? Or a 45?
MI-SEX (New Zealand) – 2nd album or 45?
THE CURE – Something from “17 Seconds” or a 45?
ALAN SORRENTI (Italy) – No clue, probably from a contemporary LP
JOHN COOPER CLARKE – Could’ve been a 45 or LP track
ROBERT WYATT – Likely a 45, as there weren’t many albums by him at this point
GANG OF FOUR – Probably a 45
TOY LOVE (New Zealand) Probably a 45, did I have the album yet?
MAGAZINE – One of the trio of singles from the 3rd album
THE BUDDY ODOR STOP (NL) Gorgeous 1980 NL new wave
ROY HARPER – Might’ve been “Playing Games” 45?
THE STRANGLERS – Post “Raven” 45?
TRANSISTER (NL) somehow arrived in the mail from Holland
TH’DUDES (New Zealand) sent to me by Chris Ward / Frame
HUMAN HANDS – I recorded them in May, 1980! Pasadena, CA band…
RAGNAROK (Sweden) 3rd album track, likely