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Spandau Ballet, True, 1983 on Chrysalis

Spandau Ballet’s third album and major breakout – with Steve Norman on Sax adding to the New Romantic sound. The title single was unavoidable in the early 80s,…

The Blasters, Non Fiction, 1983 on Slash

I had (and wore out) a cassette copy of one of the Slash records compilations that had Red Rose and Long White Cadillac on it, so hard to…

Peter Schilling, Error in the System, 1983 on Elektra

Most well known for “Major Tom (Coming Home)” which was a top 20 hit in the US. Unfortunately the runaway success of that single relegated Schilling to something…

Pylon, Chomp, 1983 on DB Recs.

My copy is a 2020 reissue on New West Records. Pylon is one of the bands more felt by its influence than its direct fans – but definitely…

Huey Lewis and the News, Sports, 1983 on Chrysalis

Pretty hard to ignore this LP if you were listening to the radio (or more accurately watching MTV which showed videos then) in the early 80s. I think…

Translator, No Time Like Now, 1983 on Columbia / 415 Records

Second LP from San Francisco based Translator, most well known for the single “Everywhere That I’m Not” (which was on their debut album in ’82). “Un-Alone” is probably…

Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age of Wireless, 1983 on Capitol

Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age of Wireless, 1983 on Capitol The album originally came out in 1982, but was reissued a number of times – this is a…

U2, New Year’s Day (Long Version) 12″ single, 1983 on Island.

U2, New Year’s Day (Long Version) 12″ single, 1983 on Island. B-side tracks are recorded live at Werchter Belgium July 1982 from the soubdtrack to TV special. Steve…

Bob Dylan, Infidels, 1983 on Columbia.

Bob Dylan, Infidels, 1983 on Columbia. 80s Dylan, with Jokerman, I and I, Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight. Band includes Sly and Robbie, Mick Talyor, Mark Knopfler,…

The Waterboys, Self-Titled LP, 1986 on Chrysalis.

The Waterboys, self-titled LP, 1986 on Chrysalis. In the UK, this came out in 1983 (on the Chicken Jazz label) , and was followed later by the 1984…

Hooters, Amore, 1983 on Antenna Records.

Hooters, Amore, 1983 on Antenna Records. If you know The Hooters, it’s likely from “All You Zombies,” or “And We Danced” which were on heavy MTV rotation in…

Let’s Active, Afoot, 1983 on I.R.S. Records.

Let’s Active, Afoot, 1983 on I.R.S. Records. Mitch Easter may be more famous for his production work with R.E.M. and others, but Let’s Active was also a great…

Jimmy Cliff, The Power and the Glory, 1983 on Columbia.

Jimmy Cliff, The Power and the Glory, 1983 on Columbia. Mid 80s reggae from the great James Chambers OM, aka Jimmy Cliff.

The Call, Modern Romans, 1983 on Mercury

The Call, Modern Romans, 1983 on Mercury Michael Been, Greg Freedman, Scott Musick, Tom Ferrier, Steve Huddleston, and Garth Hudson ( of The Band) – this was the…

Herbie Hancock, Future Shock, 1983 on Columbia.

Herbie Hancock, Future Shock, 1983 on Columbia. Platinum selling LP, with Rockit on constant MTV rotation back in the day. When I heard it back then I had…

Echo & The Bunnymen, The Killing Moon (All Night Version), 1983 on Sire.

Echo & The Bunnymen, The Killing Moon (All Night Version), 1983 on Sire. 12″ maxi-single with a 9+ minute version of one of my favorite Echo & The…

R.E.M., Murmur, 1983 on IRS Records.

R.E.M., Murmur, 1983 on IRS Records. Such a brilliant LP from beginning to end – Radio Free Europe but also Perfect Circle, Moral Kiosk, West of Fields. via…

U2, War, 1983 on Island.

U2, War, 1983 on Island. This is where I originally got on board with U2, then went back to Boy and October. Love this album from beginning to…

Stray Cats, Rant N’ Rave with the Stray Cats, 1983 on EMI America

Stray Cats, Rant N’ Rave with the Stray Cats, 1983 on EMI America Third studio album from Lee Rocker, Jim Phantom, and Brian Setzer, produced by Dave Edmunds…

David Bowie, Let’s Dance, 1983 on EMI America.

David Bowie, Let’s Dance, 1983 on EMI America. Produced by Bowie and Nile Rodgers with guitar work by Stevie Ray Vaughan Cowrites with Iggy Pop (China Girl) and…