Writing up that 80’s list yesterday got me to thinking about 1982. I turned 24 on August 10, 1982. I was working at a record distributor (the one before working for Tony Harrington), and vacationing in
The most eagerly anticipated NZ LP of 1982 was Blam Blam Blam “Luxury Length”. I had all of their previous amazing records, and I was lucky enough to have seen them live in
1982 is the when I got to meet Arthur Brown, who was working on his “Requiem” album at a studio out in the west San Fernando valley. Where I worked was going to distribute “Requiem”. He signed a ton of records for me!
I remember how Captain Sensible “Women & Captains First” LP was a big hit in
One of my favorite ’82 singles is “The Animal Song” by Europeans, on A&M UK. I just loved this song and it’s B-side, “Someone’s Changing”. ’83 would bring more 12” singles from the Europeans. If they ever played live in
There was the 3rd Gang of Four album, “Songs Of The Free” – I particularly liked “Call Me Up”, but the local FM radio went on “I Love A Man In Uniform”.
And the glorious 2nd album by Zaine Griff – “Figures”! Is there really a legit CD of it available somewhere? I just loved his singing on that Yukihiro Takahashi album (“What, Me Worry?” on Yen)…
Speaking of Mr. Y.T., the first of the Yen Records promo LP’s began rolling in – notably Haruomi Hosono “Philharmony” Pic nic nic nic! …and Hajime Tachibana “H” (“H” has been a favorite ever since!). Within a short time (by the end of the year?), I would be working for Tony Harrington, importing LP’s from
Grace Jones “Living My Life”, Melon “Do You Like