Monday, December 31, 2012

1982 - 30th Anniversary Wrap Up

With the final day of the year upon us, I thought I would give a quick list recap of all the albums from 1982 that I reviewed for their thirtieth anniversaries this past year. How many albums was that exactly? Would you believe...248!!

Below is the full list, alphabetically, in case you missed any. Just take a title and use the Search function of the blog to find that particular review.

I have to say I enjoyed this concentrated focus on a specific year. There were a number of my all-time favorites in there along with some newly discovered ones that I added some (or all) tracks to my music library.

I hope you enjoyed the journey, because tomorrow is a new day of a new year. The perfect time to hit up the 30th anniversary albums of 1983. I hope you stick around for that. Again, I thank you for reading and commenting (here, on Twitter, on Facebook, etc.).

1982 Albums Reviewed:

ABC – The Lexicon of Love
Adam Ant - Friend or Foe
Aerosmith - Rock in a Hard Place
A Flock of Seagulls - A Flock of Seagulls
After the Fire - Der Kommissar
Air Supply - Now and Forever
Alabama - Mountain Music
Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the SKy
Aldo Nova - Aldo Nova
Alice Cooper - Zipper Catches Skin
Altered Images - Pinky Blue
America - View from the Ground
Amy Grant - Age to Age
AndrĂ© Cymone - Livin’ In the New Wave
An Officer and a Gentleman (soundtrack)
Aretha Franklin - Jump to It
Ashford & Simpson - Street Opera
Asia - Asia
Atlantic Starr - Brilliance
The B-52's - Mesopotamia
Bad Company - Rough Diamonds
Bad Manners - Forging Ahead
the Bangles - Bangles
Barry Manilow - Here Comes the Night
the Beat/English Beat - Special Beat Service
Berlin - Pleasure Victim
Bertie Higgins - Just Another Day in Paradise
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (soundtrack)
Billy Idol - Billy Idol
Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain
Billy Squier - Emotions in Motion
Blondie - The Hunter
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - the Distance
Bow Wow Wow - The Last of the Mohicans
Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
The Bus Boys - American Worker
Cameo - Alligator Woman
Captain Sensible - Women and Captains First
Chaka Khan - Chaka Khan
Cheap Trick - One on One
Cher - I Paralyze
Cheryl Lynn - Instant Love
Chicago - Chicago 16
Chilliwack - Opus X
The Clash - Combat Rock
Chris de Burgh - the Getaway
Chris Rea - Chris Rea
Culture Club - Kissing to Be Clever
The Cure - Pornography
DeBarge - All This Love
Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
Dolly Parton - Heartbreak Express
Don Henley - I Can't Stand Still
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
Donna Summer - Donna Summer
Donnie Iris - The High and the Mighty
Dr. Hook - Players In the Dark
Deniece Williams - Niecy
Devo - Oh, No! It's Devo
Dexys Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay
Diana Ross - Silk Electric
Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
Duran Duran – Rio
Eddie Money - No Control
Eddie Rabbitt - Radio Romance
Eddy Grant - Killer on the Rampage
Elton John - Jump Up!
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Imperial Bedroom
Fashion - Fabrique
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (soundtrack)
The Fixx - Shuttered Room
Flash and the Pan - Headlines
Fleetwood Mac - Mirage
The Flirts - 10¢ a Dance
Foghat - In the Mood for Something Rude
Frank Zappa - Ship Arrving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
Franke and the Knockouts - Below the Belt
Frida - Something's Going On
Fun Boy Three - Fun Boy Three
the Fleshtones - Roman Gods
Gang of Four - Another Day, Another Dollar
Gang of Four - Songs of the Free
The Gap Band - The Gap Band IV
Gary US Bonds - On the Line
George Clinton - Computer Games
George Thorogood - Bad to the Bone
Gerry Rafferty - Sleepwalking
Glenn Frey - No Fun Aloud
Golden Earring - Cut
Grace Jones - Living My Life
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – the Message
Greg Kihn - Kihntinued
Grease 2 (soundtrack)
Go-Go's - Vacation
Haircut One Hundred - Pelican West
Hall & Oates - H2O
Hanoi Rocks - Oriental Beat
Heart - Private Audition
Heaven 17 – Heaven 17
Huey Lewis and the News - Picture This
Human League – Dare
INXS - Shabooh Shoobah
Iron Maiden - the Number of the Beast
Irene Cara - Anyone Can See
The J. Geils Band - Showtime!
The Jam - The Gift
The Jam - Dig the New Breed
Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson
Jefferson Starship - Winds of Change
Jimmy Buffett - Somewhere Over China
Joe Jackson - Night and Day
John Cougar - American Fool
John Denver - Seasons of the Heart
Josie Cotton - Convertible Music
Juice Newton - Quiet Lies
Junior - Ji
Kansas - Vinyl Confessions
Karla Bonoff - Wild Heart of the Young
Kate Bush - the Dreaming
Kenny G - Kenny G
Kenny Loggins - High Adventure
Kenny Rogers - Love Will Turn You Around
Kid Creole & the Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters
the Kids From Fame - the Kids From Fame
the Kids From Fame - Songs
Kim Carnes - Voyeur
KISS - Creatures of the Night
Kool and the Gang - As One
Kurtis Blow - Tough
Larry Elgart and his Manhattan Swing Orchestra - Hooked On Swing
Laura Branigan - Branigan
Laurie Anderson - Big Science
Led Zeppelin - Coda
Lene Lovich - No Man's Land
Leo Sayer - World Radio
Level 42 - the Pursuit of Accidents
Linda Ronstadt - Get Closer
Lionel Richie - Lionel Richie
Luther Vandross - Forever, For Always, For Love
Madness - The Rise & Fall
Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love
Melissa Manchester - Hey Ricky
the Members - Uprhythm, Downbeat
Men at Work - Business as Usual
Men Without Hats - Rhythm of Youth
Mental As Anything - If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too?
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes
Michael Stanley Band - MSB
Missing Persons - Spring Session M
Modern English - After the Snow
the Monroes - the Monroes
the Motels - All Four One
Musical Youth - the Youth of Today
Neil Diamond - Heartlight
Neil Young - Trans
Nick Lowe - Nick the Knife
Night Ranger - Dawn Patrol
Night Shift (soundtrack)
Oingo Boingo - Nothing to Fear
Ozzy Osbourne - Speak of the Devil
Pat Benatar - Get Nervous
Paul Carrack - Suburban Voodoo
Paul McCartney - Tug of War
Pete Townshend - All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (IV)
Peter Godwin - Dance Emotions
Phil Collins - Hello, I Must Be Going!
Poco - Ghost Town
the Pointer Sisters - So Excited!
Prince - 1999
The Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now
Queen - Hot Space
Rachel Sweet - Blame It On Love
Rank and File - Sundown
Ray Parker Jr. - The Other Woman
R.E.M. - Chronic Town (EP)
REO Speedwagon - Good Trouble
Ric Ocasek - Beatitude
Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
Rick James - Throwin' Down
Rick Springfield - Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet
Robert Hazard - Robert Hazard EP
Robert Plant - Pictures at Eleven
Robyn Hitchcock - Groovy Decay
Romeo Void - Never Say Never EP
Romeo Void - Benefactor
Rosanne Cash - Somewhere In the Stars
Roxy Music - Avalon
Rush - Signals
Sammy Hagar - Three Lock Box
Scandal - Scandal EP
Scorpions - Blackout
Sheena Easton - Madness, Money & Music
Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park (live)
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
Single Bullet Theory - Single Bullet Theory
Siouxsie and the Banshees - A Kiss in the Dreamhouse
Sister Sledge - the Sisters
Soft Cell - Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing
Sonic Youth - Sonic Youth
Spandau Ballet - Diamond
Sparks - Angst In My Pants
Split Enz - Time and Tide
Squeeze - Sweets from a Stranger
Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
Steel Breeze - Steel Breeze
Stephanie Mills - Tantalizingly Hot
Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
Steve Winwood - Talking Back to the Night
Stevie Wonder - Original Musiquarium
Stray Cats - Built For Speed
The Sugarhill Gang - 8th Wonder
Supertramp - "...Famous Last Words..."
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Sylvia - Just Sylvia
Taco - After Eight
Talking Heads - The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
Talk Talk - The Party's Over
Tavares - New Directions
Terri Gibbs - Some Days It Rains All Night Long
38 Special - Special Forces
Thomas Dolby - the Golden Age of Wireless
Thompons Twins - In the Name of Love
Thompson Twins - Set
The Time - What Time Is It?
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Long After Dark
Toni Basil - Word of Mouth
Toto - Toto IV
Translator - Heartbeats and Triggers
Trio - Trio EP
Twisted Sister - Under the Blade
UB40 - UB44
Ultravox - Quartet
Vandenberg - Vandenberg
Van Halen - Diver Down
Vanity 6 - Vanity 6
the Waitresses - Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful?
the Waitresses - I Could Rule the World If I Could Only Get the Parts
Wall of Voodoo - Call of the West
Warren Zevon - the Envoy
the Who - It's Hard
Willie Nelson - Always on My Mind
X - Under the Big Black Sun
XTC - English Settlement
Yaz - Upstairs at Eric's


HERC said...

One of the ultimate joys of building a dedicated music room over the past few months has been re-discovering the music. That is what ultimately birthed the Album A Day feature and led me to finding your outstanding site.

Now that just about everything has been catalogued for both insurance and want list purposes, I'm able to filter lists so I pulled up albums from 1982 and compared it to the albums you have reviewed. Based on those reviews and all the other album reviews you've done as well as your comments, I'd like to recommend the following 1982 albums (each one is a Spotify link!) to you or at least put them out there to see what you think. This is merely a supplement to to your staggering body of work, an epilogue of sorts.

You Can't Hide Your Love Forever - ORANGE JUICE


Screaming For Vengeance - JUDAS PRIEST


Strait From The Heart - GEORGE STRAIT

Zapp II - ZAPP

Love and Dancing - HUMAN LEAGUE

Ignition - JOHN WAITE

Straight Between The Eyes - RAINBOW

Spys - SPYS

Boomerang - SHOES

Cat People [soundtrack]

I Won't Be Home Tonight - TONY CAREY

Good Clean Fun - BONNIE HATES with the WILD COMBO

and the title song from an album unfortunately NOT on Spotify - it was tacked onto another album:

"East Of Eden's Gate" - Billy Thorpe

Martin Maenza said...

Herc, thanks for all those 1982 albums. I have another seven at least myself that I did not fit in, so these you provided will join that list. I figure I need some freshness in 2017 when I cycle through the 35th anniversary albums of 1982. ;)