Men Without Hats ‎– Rhythm of Youth (1982)

Rhythm of Youth is the debut full-length studio album by Quebecois New Wave/synthpop trio Men Without Hats, released in 1982 on Statik/MCA. Tracklist: A1. “Ban the Game” (0:48) A2. “Living in China” (3:04)* A3. “The Great Ones Remember” (4:41) A4. “I Got The Message” (4:44) A5. “Cocoricci (Le Tango Des Voleurs)” (3:24) B1. “The Safety […]

Todd Rundgren – The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect (1982)

The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect is a 1982 album by Todd Rundgren. The album continues the modernized, synth-laden approach of its predecessor, replete with lyrics that further probe the human psyche on several numbers. The angular, neon-toned “Influenza” and the self-harmonized, humorously worded “Don’t Hurt Yourself” are among the highlights. Tracklist: A1. Hideaway A2. […]

Frigidaire Tango ‎– The Cock (1982)

The Cock is the singular full-length studio album by the original formation of Italian New Wavers Frigidaire Tango, released in 1982 on Young Records. Recorded in 1981, the album highlights the band’s staccato sound. Tracklist: A1. “Dangerous Echo” A2. “Any Time You Dress So Fine” A3. “Blue & Pink” A4. “Push” A5. “Frigidaire Tango” B1. […]

Peter Gabriel – Security (1982)

Security is the North American title of the fourth eponymous studio album by Peter Gabriel, released on September 6, 1982, on Charisma (UK) and Geffen (US, Canada). Its lead-off single, “Shock the Monkey,” became a staple of early MTV. This is Gabriel’s fourth solo album after his 1975 departure from Genesis. Gabriel self-titled his first […]

Peter Hammill – Enter K (1982)

Enter K is the eleventh solo album by musician/vocalist Peter Hammill, released in 1982 on Naive Records Ltd. Tracklist: A1. “Paradox Drive” (4:31) A2. “The Unconscious Life” (5:05) A3. “Accidents” (4:35) A4. “The Great Experiment” (5:05) B1. “Don’t Tell Me” (4:42) B2. “She Wraps It Up” (4:20) B3. “Happy Hour” (9:15) Credits: Peter Hammill – […]

Pegauro – Vol. 1 (1982)

Vol. 1 is the singular album by Mexican Latin-psych/rock quartet Pegauro, self-released in 1982 on the band’s own Cactus label. Tracklist: A1. “Por Siempre en Mis Sueños” A2. “Mas Que un Perdedor” A3. “Que Esta Pasando” A4. “Dame tu Amor” A5. “El Jardin de Pegauro” B1. “Muchachita Loca” B2. “Precasico” B3. “El Planeta Azul” B4. […]

Débile Menthol – Émile au Jardin Patrologique (1982)

Émile au Jardin Patrologique is the first of two albums by Swiss avant-garde/New Wave ensemble Débile Menthol, released in 1982 on RecRec. Tracklist: A1. “Stamoi de cousu” (1:04) A2. “Très amusant, major” (8:05) A3. “Tante Agathe” (1:57) A4. “Coupe-Rose” (1:56) A5. “Spacio-Cib” (7:18) A6. “Rien” (1:54) B1. “A nos marmans” (4:43) B2. “Mort aux dahus” […]

Asia ‎– Asia (1982)

Asia is the debut album by the namesake English symphonic/hard-rock supergroup comprised of ex-King Crimson/UK vocalist/bassist John Wetton, former Yes guitarist Steve Howe, onetime Buggle Geoff Downes, and erstwhile “P” in ELP Carl Palmer. Sporting a serpentine cover image by Yes/Osibisa/Uriah Heep painter/illustrator Roger Dean, the album was released in 1982 on Geffen. Tracklist: A1. “Heat […]

Pere Ubu ‎– Song of the Bailing Man (1982)

Song of the Bailing Man is the fifth album by Midwest avant-garde/art-rockers Pere Ubu, released in 1982 on Rough Trade. The album would be the final release from the band’s first span of activity. Musically, the album displays newfound metric density and instrumental tightness, replete with trademark sonic colorization and off-harmonics. Tracklist: A1. “The Long […]

Swamp Children ‎– So Hot (1982)

So Hot is the singular full-length album by Mancunian jazz-pop/samba band Swamp Children, released in 1982 on Factory. The band would mutate into Kalima shortly after this release. Tracklist: A1. “Samba Zippy (Part One)” (0:53) A2. “El Figaro” (4:20) A3. “Tender Game” (5:34) A4. “Magic” (4:05) A5. “Sunny Weather” (4:13) B1. “Samba Zippy (Part Two)” […]

Fleetwood Mac ‎– Mirage (1982)

Mirage is the thirteenth album by English/American pop/rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1982 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Love in Store” (3:12) A2. “Can’t Go Back” (2:41) A3. “That’s Alright” (3:09) A4. “Book of Love” (3:19) A5. “Gypsy” (4:24) A6. “Only Over You” (4:03) B1. “Empire State” (2:50) B2. “Straight Back” (4:14) B3. “Hold […]

Billy Joel ‎– The Nylon Curtain (1982)

The Nylon Curtain is the eighth solo studio album by art-pop pianist, composer, and singer Billy Joel, released in 1982 on Columbia/CBS. It starts with “Allentown,” a steelworkers lament that doubles as a nostalgic ode to the hopes, dreams, and sacrifices of the GI Generation. Tracklist: A1. “Allentown” (3:50) A2. “Laura” (5:02) A3. “Pressure” (4:38) […]

Rational Youth ‎– Cold War Night Life (1982)

Cold War Night Life is the debut album by Canadian modernist New Wave/coldwave combo Rational Youth, released in 1982 on Yul Records. Tracklist: A1. “Close to Nature” (4:39) A2. “Beware of the Fly” (4:02) A3. “Saturdays in Silesia” (4:10) A4. “Just a Sound in the Night” (5:03) B1. “Le meilleur des mondes” (3:13) B2. “Ring […]

Charge ‎– Perfection (1982)

Perfection is the lone full-length studio album by English art-punk/goth band Charge, released in 1982 on Kamera. Tracklist: A1. “Dancing on Graves” A2. “Luxury” A3. “Illusion of Fairness” A4. “Advanced State” A5. “Dead for Years” A6. “1st for a Title” B1. “Perfection” B2. “Revenge of the Midsummer Night’s Dream” B3. “Sir Hugo” B4. “Gasman” B5. “King […]

Ultravox ‎– Quartet (1982)

Quartet is the sixth album by English art rock/New Wave band Ultravox, released in 1982 on Chrysalis Records. Tracklist: A1. “Reap the Wild Wind” (3:47) A2. “Serenade” (5:02) A3. “Mine for Life” (4:44) A4. “Hymn” (5:45) B1. “Visions in Blue” (4:37) B2. “When the Scream Subsides” (4:16) B3. “We Came to Dance” (4:12) B4. “Cut […]

Polyphonic Size ‎– Live for Each Moment / Vivre Pour Chaque Instant (1982)

Live for Each Moment — English for “Vivre Pour Chaque Instant” — is the first full-length album by Belgian coldwave/art-pop combo Polyphonic Size, released in 1982 on New Rose. Initial pressings of the album feature Francisco Goya’s 1814 painting The Third of May 1808 on the front cover. Though technically a debut album, the band […]

Judas Priest ‎– Screaming for Vengeance (1982)

Screaming for Vengeance is the eighth studio album by English metal band Judas Priest, released in 1982 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “The Hellion” (0:41) A2. “Electric Eye” (3:39) A3. “Riding on the Wind” (3:07) A4. “Bloodstone” (3:51) A5. “(Take These) Chains” (3:07) A6. “Pain and Pleasure” (4:17) B1. “Screaming for Vengeance” (4:43) B2. “You’ve Got […]

Marshall Crenshaw ‎– Marshall Crenshaw (1982)

Marshall Crenshaw is the debut album by the namesake American guitarist/songwriter, released in 1982 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “There She Goes Again” (2:37) A2. “Someday, Someway” (2:49) A3. “Girls…” (3:01) A4. “I’ll Do Anything” (3:00) A5. “Rockin’ Around in N.Y.C.” (3:07) A6. “The Usual Thing” (3:02) B1. “She Can’t Dance” (2:45) B2. “Cynical Girl” (2:35) […]

Blanket of Secrecy ‎– Ears Have Walls (1982)

Ears Have Walls is the lone album by phantom English art-pop trio Blanket of Secrecy, released in 1982 on Warner Bros. Vocalist/guitarist “Tinker” was later revealed to be former Easy Street co-head Peter Marsh. Bassist “Tailor” turned out to be veteran soundman Andy Howell, whose prior engineering credits include albums by The Jam, Elvis Costello, […]

Lawrence Gowan ‎– Gowan (1982)

Gowan is the debut album by Scottish/Canadian hard-rock vocalist Lawrence Gowan, released in 1982 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Jet White” (3:45) A2. “Keep Up the Fight” (4:08) A3. “Give In” (4:32) A4. “Come a Little Closer” (3:38) A5. “Make It Alone” (4:15) B1. “Oceania” (4:20) B2. “Send Me Energy” (3:53) B3. “I’m Not Involved” (4:33) B4. […]

Heart ‎– Private Audition (1982)

Private Audition is the fifth proper studio album by American hard rockers Heart, released in 1982 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “City’s Burning” (4:25) A2. “Bright Light Girl” (3:22) A3. “Perfect Stranger” (3:52) A4. “Private Audition” (3:21) A5. “Angels” (2:59) A6. “This Man Is Mine” (3:02) B1. “The Situation” (4:17) B2. “Hey Darlin’ Darlin’” (4:00) B3. […]

Culture Club ‎– Kissing to Be Clever (1982)

Kissing to Be Clever is the debut album by English soul/pop foursome the Culture Club, released in 1982 on Virgin Records. Stateside copies include the band’s late-1982 single release “Time (Clock of the Heart).” Tracklist: A1. “White Boy (Dance Mix)” (4:40) A2. “You Know I’m Not Crazy” (3:35) A3. “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” (2:34) A4. […]

The Beat ‎– Special Beat Service (1982)

Special Beat Service is the third and final album by English New Wav/ska-pop/reggae band The Beat, released in 1982 on Go Feet/I.R.S. Tracklist: A1. “I Confess” (4:35) A2. “Jeanette” (2:49) A3. “Sorry” (2:44) A4. “Sole Salvation” (3:24) A5. “Spar Wid Me” (5:17) A6. “Rotating Heads” (3:25) B1. “Save It for Later” (3:37) B2. “She’s Going” […]

Rupert Hine ‎– Waving Not Drowning (1982)

Waving Not Drowning is the fourth solo album by English art-rock musician/producer Rupert Hine, released in 1982 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Eleven Faces” (3:46) A2. “The Curious Kind” (4:47) A3. “The Set Up” (4:24)* A4. “Dark Windows” (3:31) A5. “The Sniper” (5:30) B1. “Innocence in Paradise” (3:24) B2. “House Arrest” (4:17) B3. “The Outsider” (5:28) […]

Begnagrad ‎– Konzert for a Broken Dance (1982)

Begnagrad is the first and only proper album by the namesake Yugoslavian avant-garde rock/folk/instrumental ensemble, released in 1982 on ZKP RTVLJ. In 1991, a CD issue of the album entitled Konzert for a Broken Dance appeared on French RēR-affiliate Ayaa Disques. Tracklist (Ayaa CD): 1. “Romantična (The Romantic One)” (4:29) 2. “Pjanska (The Drinking One)” […]

Joe Jackson ‎– Night and Day (1982)

Night and Day is the fourth album of original studio material by English musician/vocalist Joe Jackson, released in 1982 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Another World” (4:00) A2. “Chinatown” (4:08) A3. “T.V. Age” (3:45) A4. “Target” (3:52) A5. “Steppin’ Out” (4:34) B1. “Breaking Us in Two” (4:57) B2. “Cancer” (6:06) B3. “Real Men” (4:05) B4. “A […]

The Fixx ‎– Shuttered Room (1982)

Shuttered Room is the debut album by English New Wave/art-rock band The Fixx, produced by Rupert Hine and released in 1982 on MCA. The UK and US versions of the album feature slightly different tracklists. Tracklist (UK): A1. “Some People” (3:01) A2. “Stand or Fall” (4:00) A3. “Cameras in Paris” (3:52) A4. “Shuttered Room” (2:47) […]

Super Freego ‎– Pourquoi Es-Tu Si Méchant? (1982)

Pourquoi Es-Tu Si Méchant? is the singular album by French avant-garde/New Wave band Super Freego, released in 1982 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Yekto le Kreutre” (3:40) A2. “Il y a” (4:16) A3. “Tu peux crever” (4:10) A4. “M’en fous” (3:27) A5. “Dommage tu avais l’âge” (3:51) B1. “À la folie” (3:43) B2. “Rock II (Pour une […]

ABC ‎– The Lexicon of Love (1982)

The Lexicon of Love is the debut album by Sheffield sophisti-pop/blue-eyed soul act ABC, produced by Trevor Horn and released in 1982 on Vertigo/Neutron/Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Show Me” (4:02) A2. “Poison Arrow” (3:24) A3. “Many Happy Returns” (3:57) A4. “Tears Are Not Enough” (3:31) A5. “Valentine’s Day” (3:42) B1. “The Look of Love (Part One)” […]

Iron Maiden ‎– The Number of the Beast (1982)

The Number of the Beast is the third album by English metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1982 on EMI.   Tracklist: A1. “Invaders” 3:20 A2. “Children of the Damned” 4:34 A3. “The Prisoner” 5:34 A4. “22 Acacia Avenue” 6:34 B1. “The Number of the Beast” 4:25 B2. “Run to the Hills” 3:50 B3. “Gangland” […]

Michael Jackson ‎– Thriller (1982)

Thriller is the sixth solo album by American R&B/pop vocalist Michael Jackson, released in November 1982 on Epic Records. Tracklist: A1. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” (6:02) A2. “Baby Be Mine” (4:20) A3. “The Girl Is Mine” (3:42) A4. “Thriller” (5:57) B1. “Beat It” (4:17) B2. “Billie Jean” (4:57) B3. “Human Nature” (4:05) B4. “P.Y.T. (Pretty […]

Weekend ‎– La Varieté (1982)

La Varieté is the singular album by Welsh sophisti-pop trio Weekend, released in 1982 on Rough Trade. Tracklist: A1. “The End of the Affair” (3:05) A2. “Weekend Stroll” (3:23) A3. “Summer Days” (2:53) A4. “Carnival Headache” (2:51) A5. “Drum Beat for Baby” (2:57) A6. “Life in the Day of (Pt 1)” (3:49) B1. “Life in […]

Crosswind ‎– そして夢の国へ (1982)

そして夢の国へ) is the third and final album by Japanese symphonic/jazz-rock band Crosswind, released in 1982 on Kitty. Tracklist: A1. “森は不思議なおもちゃ箱 (Mori wa Fushigi na Omochabako)” (6:03) A2. “あそこへまっしぐら (Asoko e Masshigura)” (4:10) A3. “みのむし (Minomushi)” (6:45) A4. “海太郎とりんご (Umitarō to Ringo)” (5:35) B1. “クロスカントリー (Cross-country)” (6:03) B2. “百獣の王 (Hyakujū no Ō)” (4:12) B3. “川のほとりで一休み (Kawa […]

Steve Hackett ‎– Highly Strung (1982)

Highly Strung is the sixth solo album by English guitarist/composer Steve Hackett, released in 1982 on Charisma/Epic. Tracklist (US version): A1. “Cell 151” (6:23) A2. “Give It Away” (4:05) A3. “Camino Royale” (5:24) A4. “Always Somewhere Else” (3:58) B1. “Walking Through Walls” (5:50) B2. “Weightless” (3:28) B3. “Group Therapy” (5:42) B4. “India Rubber Man” (2:32) […]

Brian Bennett ‎– Nature Watch (1982)

Nature Watch is a library music album by English musician/composer Brian Bennett, released in 1982 on Bruton. Tracklist: A1. “The Cornfield” (3:58) A2. “Early Spring” (3:38) A3. “Earth Born” (3:27) A4. “The Swan 1” (4:13) A5. “The Swan 2” (4:15) B1. “The Sea” (4:10) B2. “Sun-Sparkle” (3:40) B3. “Surf” (3:25) B4. “The Long Journey” (3:46) […]

Leon Ware ‎– Leon Ware (1982)

Leon Ware is the fifth album by the namesake American R&B/soul vocalist/composer/producer, released in 1982 on Elektra. This is be the artist’s second eponymous release after his 1972 self-titled debut album. Tracklist: A1. “Slippin’ Away” (4:14) A2. “Lost In Love With You” (3:52) A3. “Shelter” (3:56) A4. “Why I Came to California” (4:11) A5. “Deeper […]

Junior Delahaye ‎– Reggae (Showcase) (1982)

Reggae is the singular album by Jamaican dub/Lovers Rock musician Junior Delahaye, released in 1982 on Wackie’s. Reissues of the album bear the title Showcase. Tracklist: A1. “Love” (5:35) A2. “I Love You for All Seasons” (3:58) A3. “All I Need Is Jah” (6:42) B1. “Travelling Man” (5:14) B2. “Sitting in the Park” (5:17) B3. […]

Haircut One Hundred ‎– Pelican West (1982)

Pelican West is the debut album by English New Wave/funk-pop band Haircut One Hundred, released in 1982 on Arista. The album would be the band’s only full-length release with original frontman Nick Heyward, who departed for a solo career the following year.   Tracklist: A1. “Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)” (3:08) A2. “Love Plus One” […]

Mike Oldfield ‎– Five Miles Out (1982)

Five Miles Out is the seventh album by English composer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield, released in 1982 on Virgin. Tracklist: A. “Taurus II” (24:49) B1. “Family Man” (3:45) B2. “Orabidoo” (13:03) B3. “Mount Teidi” (4:10) B4. “Five Miles Out” (4:17) Credits: Mike Oldfield – Fairlight CMI, guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals, producer, engineer Richard Barrie – technical assistant […]

Aurora Borealis ‎– Aurora Borealis with Mitch Dematoff (1982)

Aurora Borealis with Mitch Dematoff is an album by American jazz-rock quartet Aurora Borealis, released in 1982 on Red Hot. Tracklist: A1. “Paradise Express” A2. “Nightfall” A3. “Crazy Maze” B1. “Lady” B2. “In Search Of” B3. “What’s Your Status” Credits: Mitch DeMatoff — piano, Rhodes electric piano, synthesizer, Moog, Polymoog, Minimoog, Hammond organ Mike Langland […]

Kenny Loggins ‎– High Adventure (1982)

High Adventure is the fourth solo album by West Coast pop/rock vocalist/songwriter Kenny Loggins, released in 1982 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Fight It” (3:36) A2. “Heartlight” (3:55) A3. “I Gotta Try” (3:50) A4. “Swear Your Love” (5:01) A5. “The More We Try” (3:59) B1. “Heart to Heart” (5:30) B2. “If It’s Not What You’re […]

Pete Townshend ‎– All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes (1982)

All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes is the third solo album by Pete Townshend, released in 1982 on Atco. Recorded with help from sister-in-law Virginia Astley and the ubiquitous Ann Odell, the album displays the Who mastermind’s evolving lyrical insights and instrumental artistry. Tracklist: A1. “Stop Hurting People” (3:53) A2. “The Sea Refuses No […]