Posts Tagged ‘1981’

Sue Ann (1981) Let Me Let You Rock Me 7″

Sue Ann (1981) Let Me Let You Rock Me 7"

The b-side of “Let Me Let You Rock Me” is “Make It Through The Storm” a song that Prince wrote with Chris Moon in 1976 and is only available on vinyl.

Tom Tom Club (1981) Wordy Rappinghood 12″

Tom Tom Club (1981) Wordy Rappinghood 12"

Tom Tom Club’s 1981 smash, dance hit “Wordy Rappinghood” with the non-album b-side “Spooks”. Both versions have since been included on deluxe edition re-issues of Tom Tom Club’s debut self-titled album. “Wordy Rappinghood”/”Genius of Love” topped the Billboard Dance chart on January 16, 1982.

The Time (1981) Cool UK 12″

The Time (1981) Cool UK 12"

“Cool” was the second single from The Time’s eponymous first album in 1981. This vinyl rip of a UK 12″ features LP versions of “Cool” & “After Hi School”.

Prince (1981) Gotta Stop (Messin’ About) 12″ Promo

Prince (1981) Gotta Stop (Messin' About) 12" Promo

This ‘Dirty Mind’ era promo 12″ features “Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)”, the first non-album track released by Prince along with other ‘Dirty Mind’ LP cuts.

Various (1981) Rock Mini Album from Nestle $100,000 Bar 7″

Right Now!!! Treat yourself to a hundred thou. We at Nestle hope you enjoy this mini album as much as you enjoy $100,000 Bars. Continue to look for more exciting $100,000 Bar Offers in the months ahead.

Grand Master Flash & Furious Five (1981) It’s Nasty (Genius Of Love) 12″

People call me crazy, people call me sneak, Just because I’m nasty, they call me a freak, hi, hi, I am coming over, to your house tonight, I promise to you baby, that I’ll do you right, I’m nasty, I want cha, I want cha, I want cha, I want cha (Shake your booty).

Xavier (1981) Work That Sucker To Death 12″

Xavier (1981) Work That Sucker To Death 12"

Work that sucker to death! Come on, now! Work that sucker to death!
The A Side: Work That Sucker To Death 6:56. The B Side: Love Is On The One 4:39.
from the forthcoming LP “Point Of Pleasure” LT-51116

Roger (1981) Do It Roger 12″ Promo

Roger (1981) Do It Roger 12" Promo

This vinyl rip comes from a promo 12″ featuring “Do It Roger” and “Blue (A Tribute to the Blues)” from Roger’s debut solo album ‘The Many Facets of Roger’.

The Oak Ridge Boys (1981) Elvira 7″

The Oak Ridge Boys (1981) Elvira 7″

The Brief: One doesn’t just listen to “Elvira” from The Oak Ridge Boys. One doesn’t just sing along. One doesn’t just try to sing “ba-oom papa oom papa mow mow” in a voice that only God and Darth Vader could successfully mimic. One experiences “Elvira”. It’s just one of those songs.  —  If you happened […]

West Street Mob (1981) Let’s Dance (Make Your Body Move) 12″

West Street Mob (1981) Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move) 12"

The Brief: Sylvia Robinson founded Sugar Hill Records in 1979 with her husband Joe. The label was named after the Sugar Hill area of Harlem and numerous recordings for the label were made at Sugar Hill Studios in Englewood NJ. That studio burned down in 2002 destroying a significant landmark from the early days of […]

Crazy Joe & The Variable Speed Band (1980) Eugene 12″

Crazy Joe & The Variable Speed Band (1980) Eugene 12"

The Brief: If you were a fan of KISS in the 70s and 80s, you have probably heard of this record.  In searching the web for information on this record I ran across a very detailed account of it at KISSFAQ.com which I can’t improve upon so I will borrow it through the modern technological miracle of […]

Junior – Mama Used To Say 12″

Junior - Mama Used To Say 12"

Junior’s “Mama Used To Say” reached #2 on the US R&B charts and was also a Top 10 hit in the UK in 1982. This 12” features Tee Scott’s remix.

The Clash – This Is Radio Clash 12″

The Clash - This Is Radio Clash 12"

The A Side: This Is Radio Clash / Radio Clash 8:30 The B Side: Outside Broadcast / Radio Five 11:07 The Brief: The Clash formed in 1976 and primarily consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky “Topper” Headon (drums, percussion). In 1981, […]

Prince – Let’s Work 7″

Prince - Let's Work 7"

Prince’s “Let’s Work” was the second single released from the ‘Controversy’ album. This 7″ edit has never appeared on an official CD release.

Secret Weapon – Must Be The Music 12″ Promo

Secret Weapon - Must Be The Music 12" Promo

The A Side: Must Be The Music (Vocal Version) 7:33 The B Side: Must Be The Music (Instrumental) 6:04 The Brief: What came first, the album or the single? Pretty sure this is one of those cases where the single drove the album. The 12″ I have has a copyright date of 1981 while the […]

Loverboy – Live! 12″ Promo

Loverboy - Live! 12" Promo

  The A Side: The Kid Is Hot Tonite (Live) 4:46 The B Side: Teenage Overdose (Live) 4:25 Lady Of The 80’s (Live) 6:16 The Brief: Loverboy, the greatest headband sporting rock group to ever get onstage! Hailing from Canada, Loverboy originally signed with Columbia Records of Canada in early 1980, recorded and released their […]

The Time – Cool 7”

The Time - Cool 7”

“Cool” is the second single from The Time’s self-titled LP of 1981. This 7″ vinyl rip features the vinyl-only edits of “Cool” Part I and Part II.

The Time – Get It Up 7″

The Time - Get It Up 7"

“Get It Up” is the first single from The Time’s self-titled LP of 1981. This 7″ vinyl rip features vinyl-only edits of “Get It Up” and “After High School”.

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