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1:PM > PM

Artist: PM
Label: Ariola
Catalog#: ARL 5048
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980

A > Jethro Tull

Artist: Jethro Tull
Label: Chrysalis
Catalog#: CHE 1301
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Originally intended to be an Ian Anderson solo album (hence the title), Anderson and guitarist Martin Barre were forced to dump the previous lot of the band in order to present the new lineup that recorded the album as Jethro Tull. Bassist Dave Pegg marks his debut on the record, along with American Mark Craney on drums, who at the time was best known for his work with Tommy Bolin and Jean-Luc Ponty. But the real change is the addition of keyboard and violin wiz Eddie Jobson; fresh from a defunct U.K., who had opened for Tull's previous US tour in 1979.

A Black Box > Hammill, Peter

Artist: Peter Hammill
Label: S-Type Records
Catalog#: PHS 1
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980

About Time > New York Gong

Artist: New York Gong
Label: Charly Records Ltd
Catalog#: CRL 5021
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Longtime rock impresario and Gong manager Giorgio Gomelsky found himself in New York in the late 70s, partially involved with RCA/Utopia records, but also arriving at the beginning of the "no wave" movement. He started the Zu Club; and a young Bill Laswell, along with drummer Fred Maher and keyboardist Michael Beinhorn, formed the house band. At the invitation of Gomelsky, Allen traveled to New York City in 1978 to be part of the Zu Manifestival in October, and enlisted Laswell and friends as his backing group.

Adventure > Brainticket

Artist: Brainticket
Label: Brainticket
Catalog#: BT 80-1
Format: Vinyl
Country: Switzerland
Released: 1980

Afters > Hatfield And The North

Artist: Hatfield And The North
Label: Virgin
Catalog#: VR5
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980

Airborn > Oldfield, Mike

Artist: Mike Oldfield
Label: Virgin
Catalog#: VA 13143
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980

Arc Of A Diver > Winwood, Steve

Artist: Steve Winwood
Label: Island Records
Catalog#: ILPS 9576
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1980

Atomic Rooster > Atomic Rooster

Artist: Atomic Rooster
Label: EMI
Catalog#: EMC 3341
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980

Audio-Visions > Kansas

Artist: Kansas
Label: Kirshner
Catalog#: FZ 36588
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980