Archive | May 2014

My number 10-6 favorite albums from 1982

Sorry, it’s been a few weeks.  I didn’t forget, just got very busy.  I did really enjoy listening to these albums again.  Let me know what you think.


Artist Album
10. Duran DuranDuranRio Rio 

Release Date: May 10, 1982


The music videos told a story and had a great theatrical look and feel.


Video for Hungry Like the Wolf:


Video for Rio:


Video for Save a Prayer:


9. Roxy MusicAvalon_album_cover Avalon 

Release Date:  May 1982


More Than This is such a great song and the entire album is still a great listen.

8. Gregory IsaacsGregory_Isaacs-Night_Nurse_(album_cover) Night Nurse 

Release: 1982


This album is a great reggae album.  Definitely listen to this.


7. English BeatSpecial_Beat_Service Special Beat Services 

Release: 1982


Here’s a link to the entire album:


And a link to Save It For Later, their biggest hit in the U.S.



I have seen the English Beat (as they are known in the U.S., they are just the Beat in the U.K.) in concert twice now.  The first time was in the summer of 1983 at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin.  The opening act was Bow Wow Wow.  I still remember this concert today, and was one of my all-time favorites.  The second time I saw them was probably 7 years ago at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, they were still great, but with definitely a different lineup.


In my top 20, you can definitely see my affection for SKA and reggae.


Be on the lookout for old Beat t-shirts.  They had the best designs on their concert t’s.


6. ABCABC-Lexicon Lexicon of Love 

Release Date:  June 25, 1982


Link to the full album on YouTube:


Link to Look of Love music video:


ABC was one of my favorite bands in the 1980’s.  I did see them in concert at the Lincoln Park Zoo the year before I saw English Beat there.  The opening act was Naked Eyes, another band from the 80’s.