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 […]

XTC ‎– English Settlement (1982)

English Settlement is the fifth album by English New Wave/art-rock band XTC, released in 1982 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Runaways” (4:51) A2. “Ball and Chain” (4:28) A3. “Senses Working Overtime” (4:45) A4. “Jason and the Argonauts” (6:03) B1. “No Thugs in Our House” (5:16) B2. “Yacht Dance” (3:52) B3. “All of a Sudden (It’s Too […]

Scritti Politti ‎– Songs to Remember (1982)

Songs to Remember is the debut album by English art-pop combo Scritti Politti, released in 1982 on Rough Trade. Though technically their debut full-length, roughly an album’s worth of material had already appeared under the nameplate across three 1978/79 singles and EPs. Tracklist: A1. “Asylums in Jerusalem” (3:14) A2. “A Slow Soul” (3:17) A3. “Jacques […]

Frida ‎– Something’s Going On (1982)

Something’s Going On is the first of three post-ABBA solo albums by Scandinavian vocalist Frida Lyngstad, produced by Phil Collins and released in 1982 on Polar/Atlantic/Polydor. The tracklist represents the crème of some 100 songs submitted for the project, with tunes by Stephen Bishop (“Tell Me That It’s Over”), Rod Argent (“Baby Don’t You Cry […]

Chicago ‎– Chicago 16 (1982)

Chicago 16 is the thirteenth studio album by American melodic-rock band Chicago, released in 1982 on Full Moon/Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. What You’re Missing (4:09) A2. Waiting for You to Decide (4:05) A3. Bad Advice (2:57) A4. Chains (3:22) A5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry / Get Away (5:06) B1. Follow Me (4:52) B2. Sonny […]

Ric Ocasek ‎– Beatitude (1982)

Beatitude is the debut solo album by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, released in 1982 on Geffen. Musically, the album further mines the cybernetic coldwave territory first explored on Panorama. Bandmate Greg Hawkes appears on three tracks. Tracklist: A1. “Jimmy Jimmy” (4:57) A2. “Something to Grab For” (3:43) A3. “Prove” (3:56) A4. “I Can’t Wait” (3:43) A5. […]

Rush ‎– Signals (1982)

Signals is the ninth studio album by Canadian modern-rock trio Rush, released in 1982 on Anthem/Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Subdivisions” (5:34) A2. “The Analog Kid” (4:47) A3. “Chemistry” (4:56) A4. “Digital Man” (6:23) B1. “The Weapon” (6:27) B2. “New World Man” (3:44) B3. “Losing It” (4:53) B4. “Countdown” (5:48) Credits: Geddy Lee — bass guitar, synthesizer, […]

Jon Anderson ‎– Animation (1982)

Animation is the third solo album by English musician/vocalist Jon Anderson, released in 1982 on Polydor and Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Olympia” (4:58) A2. “Animation” (9:07) A3. “Surrender” (3:53) A4. “All in a Matter of Time” (3:06) B1. “Unlearning (The Dividing Line)” (4:56) B2. “Boundaries” (3:20) B3. “Pressure Point” (4:36) B4. “Much Better Reason” (4:27) B5. […]

A Flock of Seagulls ‎– A Flock of Seagulls (1982)

A Flock of Seagulls is the debut album by the namesake Liverpudlian New Wave/modern-rock foursome, released in 1982 on Jive/Arista. Propelled by an iconic video, the song “I Ran” helped usher the Second British Invasion of the U.S. Billboard charts. Bill Nelson produced the track “Telecommunication,” which preceded the album as a 1981 single release. […]

Thomas Dolby ‎– The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)

The Golden Age of Wireless is the debut album by English modernist New Wave/art-pop keyboardist/composer Thomas Dolby, released in May 1982 on the artist’s own EMI-imprint Venice in Peril Records. The album was issued stateside on Harvest with a different cover and an altered tracklist that drops “The Wreck of the Fairchild” but adds both […]

Icehouse ‎– Primitive Man (1982)

Primitive Man is the 1982 sophomore album by Australian modernist New Wave/art-pop band Icehouse, released Down Under on Festival-subsidiary Regular Records and internationally on Chrysalis. Northern Hemisphere issues alter the tracklist and appropriate the band’s 1981 non-album single “Love in Motion.” The album was originally conceived as a solo project by frontman Iva Davies, who […]

King Crimson ‎– Beat (1982)

Beat is the ninth studio album by English/American art-rock band King Crimson, released in 1982 on E’G/Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Neal and Jack and Me” (4:23) A2. “Heartbeat” (3:54) A3. “Sartori in Tangier” (3:35) A4. “Waiting Man” (4:24) B1. “Neurotica” (4:48) B2. “Two Hands” (3:23) B3. “The Howler” (4:12) B4. “Requiem” (6:36) Credits: Robert Fripp — guitar, […]

Etron Fou Leloublan ‎– Les Poumons Gonflés (1982)

Les Poumons Gonflés is the third studio album by French avant-garde/New Wave band Etron Fou Leloublan, released in 1982 on Turbo Music. The album was their first in four years and marked a move away from lengthier jams toward tighter, song-based material. Tracklist: A1. “Nicolas” (4:06) A2. “Mimi” (2:58) A3. “Exposition Universelle” (1:41) A4. “Nicole” […]

Fuse One ‎– Silk (1982)

Silk is the second of three albums by American jazz-funk supergroup Fuse One, released in 1982 on CTI. Tracklist: A1. “Silk” (8:00) A2. “In Celebration of the Human Spirit” (9:08) B1. “Hot Fire” (6:58) B2. “Sunwalk” (9:15) Credits: Stanley Turrentine — tenor saxophone Tom Browne — trumpet Wynton Marsalis — trumpet Dave Valentine — flute Eric […]

Ambrosia ‎– Road Island (1982)

Road Island is the fifth and final studio album by American art-rock/blue-eyed soul band Ambrosia, released in 1982 on Warner Bros. The album’s cover art was done by Ralph Steadman, best known for his illustration/animation work in assorted media for Pink Floyd‘s The Wall. Tracklist: A1. “For Openers (Welcome Home)” (5:35) A2. “Still Not Satisfied” […]

Strange Advance ‎– Worlds Away (1982)

Worlds Away is the debut album by Canadian New Wave/synthpop combo Strange Advance, produced by Bruce Fairbairn and released in 1982 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “She Controls Me” (2:56) A2. “Love Games” (3:47) A3. “One Chance in a Million” (4:11) A4. “Sister Radio” (5:20) A5. “Automatic Sighs” (4:38) B1. “Worlds Away” (7:01) B2. “Kiss in […]

Kansas ‎– Vinyl Confessions (1982)

Vinyl Confessions is the eighth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1982 on Kirshner. Tracklist: A1. “Play the Game Tonight” (3:26) A2. “Right Away” (4:06) A3. “Fair Exchange” (5:01) A4. “Chasing Shadows” (3:20) A5. “Diamonds and Pearls” (4:50) B1. “Face It” (4:17) B2. “Windows” (3:32) B3. “Borderline” (4:00) B4. “Play On” (3:32) […]

Alaska y Los Pegamoides ‎– Grandes Exitos (1982)

Grandes Exitos is an album by Spanish New Wave heavyweights Alaska y Los Pegamoides, released in 1982 on Hispavox. The album would be this band’s only full-length release, though three of the members would subsequently form Alaska y Dinarama. Tracklist: A1. “Bailando” (5:10) A2. “El plan” (2:44) A3. “La tribu de las chochoni” (3:00) A4. “Rosa […]

Zarathustra ‎– Also Spielt… (1982)

Also Spielt… is the singular album by German symphonic/hard-rockers Zarathustra, self-released by the band in 1982 with the catalog number 1-682 TSM. The band had no connection to the namesake, compatriot hard rockers who released a self-titled album exactly 10 years beforehand. Tracklist: A1. “Intro / Way to Your Heart” (7:25) A2. “Echoes and Shadows” (4:37) A3. […]

Donna Summer ‎– Donna Summer (1982)

Donna Summer is the ninth chronological studio album by American soul/pop vocalist Donna Summer, released in 1982 on Geffen. Tracklist: A1. “Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)” (4:22) A2. “Mystery of Love” (4:28) A3. “The Woman in Me” (3:57) A4. “State of Independence” (5:53) B1. “Livin’ in America” (4:44) B2. “Protection” (3:38) B3. […]

Talk Talk ‎– The Party’s Over (1982)

The Party’s Over is the debut album by English New Romantic/art-pop band Talk Talk, released in 1982 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Talk Talk” (3:20) A2. “It’s So Serious” (3:19) A3. “Today” (3:28) A4. “The Party’s Over” (6:10) B1. “Hate” (3:56) B2. “Have You Heard the News?” (5:05) B3. “Mirror Man” (3:18) B4. “Another Word” (3:12) […]

Pekka Pohjola ‎– Urban Tango (1982)

Urban Tango is the sixth solo album by Finnish symphonic/jazz-rock musician/composer Pekka Pohjola, released in 1982 on the artist’s own Pohjola and Breakthru’ imprints. Tracklist: A1. “Imppu’s Tango” (9:22) A2. “New Impressionist” (15:20) B1. “Heavy Jazz” (10:46) B2. “Urban Caravan” (11:46) Credits: Pekka Pohjola — bass, keyboards, producer Peter Lerche — guitar, mandolin T T […]

Mick Karn ‎– Titles (1982)

Titles is the debut solo album by English composer/multi-instrumentalist Mick Karn, released in 1982 on Virgin. Enlisting the help of Japan cohorts Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri on several cuts, the album was recorded in the final weeks of that band’s existence. Tracklist: A1. “Tribal Dawn” (4:05) A2. “Lost Affections in a Room” (4:10) A3. “Passion […]

Krzak ‎– Paczka (1982)

Paczka is an album by long-running Polish blues-rock band Krzak, released in 1982 on Pronit. Released a decade after the band’s formation, the album was their first studio longplayer, following on their debut live album the prior year. Tracklist: A1. “Legendarny Dziobak” (3:20) A2. “Bunt W Ulu” (3:14) A3. “Zezowaty Kot” (3:45) A4. “Ptak Moich Marzeń” […]

Night Ranger ‎– Dawn Patrol (1982)

Dawn Patrol is the debut album by American melodic-rock band Night Ranger, released in 1982 on MCA/Boardwalk. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” (4:22) A2. “Sing Me Away” (4:11) A3. “At Night She Sleeps” (4:12) A4. “Call My Name” (3:45) A5. “Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight” (4:25) B1. “Can’t Find Me a Thrill” (3:22) […]

P.L.J. Band ‎– Armageddon (1982)

Armageddon is the first of two albums by Greek symphonic/psych-rockers the P.L.J. Band, released in 1982 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A1. “Intro” (5:03) A2. “I See” (4:29) A3. “Ezekiel” (3:49) A4. “Oye (Woe!)” (4:54) B1. “Armaggedon I” (7:29) B2. “Armaggedon II” (7:03) B3. “Isolation” (2:12) B4. “Hymn” (4:58) B5. “StarWish” (1:44) Credits: Bass, Backing Vocals – Jimmy […]

Pseu ‎– Pseu (1982)

Pseu is the singular album by the namesake French Zeuhl ensemble, recorded circa 1981–1982 and released in 2004 on Musea. Tracklist: 1. “Biguine” (2:49) 2. “Satno Danse” (6:39) 3. “La Ronde du Jardinier (Simulacre-II)” (5:29) 4. “Rencontre Avec Les Dévas (Simulacre-II)” (3:39) 5. “Vidance” (10:50) 6. “Miroir” (12:01) 7. “Demascarade” (11:19) Credits: Bass Guitar – Erik […]

Kumma Heppu & Lopunajan Voidellut ‎– Taivas Ja Maa (1982)

Taivas Ja Maa is the second album by Finnish New Wave band Kumma Heppu & Lopunajan Voidellut, released in 1982 on Johanna. Tracklist: A1. “Mies Ja Ääni” (2:38) A2. “Tähtien Tanssi” (3:03) A3. “Eilen” (4:02) A4. “Sirpaleet” (3:54) A5. “Uni Loppuu” (2:47) B1. “Pelastaja” (3:45) B2. “Kuvat” (4:25) B3. “Maa” (3:46) B4. “Ei Enää Koskaan” […]