Gong was a French–Anglo musical collective that existed through numerous iterations over a four-decade period, starting in 1969. During the first half of the 1970s, the band operated as a space-rock performance act under the leadership of Australian-born guitarist–vocalist Daevid Allen. Later in the decade, Gong steered toward jazz-rock with drummer–percussionist Pierre Moerlen affixed to […]

A Flock of Seagulls ‎– Listen (1983)

Listen is the second album by English modernist New Wave/art-rock band A Flock of Seagulls, released in 1983 on Jive Records. As with the prior album, production duties fell to former Gong-bassist Mike Howlett with the exception of one track, “(It’s Not Me) Talking,” which hailed from the band’s 1981 sessions with Bill Nelson at the […]

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. […]

Fischer-Z ‎– Word Salad (1979)

Word Salad is the debut album by English modernist New Wave band Fischer-Z, released in 1979 on United Artists. Tracklist: A1. “Pretty Paracetamol” (3:59) A2. “Acrobats” (2:42) A3. “The Worker” (3:35) A4. “Spiders” (1:43) A5. “Remember Russia” (3:37) A6. “The French Let Her” (3:20) B1. “Lies” (3:58) B2. “Wax Dolls” (2:47) B3. “Headlines” (3:24) B4. […]

Penetration ‎– Moving Targets (1978)

Moving Targets is the first of two albums by English New Wave/hard-rockers Penetration, released in 1978 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Future Daze” (3:05) A2. “Life’s a Gamble” (2:50)* A3. “Lovers of Outrage” (3:50) A4. “Vision” (3:34) A5. “Silent Community” (3:30) A6. “Stone Heroes” (3:14) B1. “Movement” (3:20) B2. “Too Many Friends” (3:43) B3. “Reunion” (3:52) […]