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Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal > Schnitzler, Conrad

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
Label: RCA
Catalog#: PC 5908
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980-00

Augenblicke > Novalis

Artist: Novalis
Label: Ahorn
Catalog#: 6.24529
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980

Awakening > Nucleus

Artist: Nucleus
Label: Mood Records
Catalog#: 24 400
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980

Ball Room > Sea Level

Artist: Sea Level
Label: Arista
Catalog#: AL 9531
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980

Belle Alliance > Ashra

Artist: Ashra
Label: Virgin
Catalog#: 202 284
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980

Bloom > Malherbe, Didier

Artist: Didier Malherbe
Label: Sonopresse
Catalog#: 2S 068 16686
Format: Vinyl
Country: France
Released: 1980
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Legend has it that, in the late 60s, Daevid Allen found Didier Malherbe playing a flute and living in a cave in Deya, Majorca (though they'd met before in Paris in 1967). No matter: Malherbe spent the next decade playing wind instruments with Gong, eventually parting ways after an album into Gong's so-called Pierre Moerlen era. Back in Paris in the late 70s, Malherbe—or rather "Bloomdido Bad de Grass," as he was known in Gong—formed a band of his own, and recorded an album named after his moniker, Bloom, for Tapioca Records.

Boast Of The Town > Axis Point

Artist: Charlie Whitney / Eddie Hardin / Charlie McCracken / Rob Townsend / Axis Point
Label: RCA
Catalog#: PL25277
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1980

Capolinea > Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso

Artist: Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Label: Dischi Ricordi S.p.A.
Catalog#: ORL 8506
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1980

Caught In The Crossfire > Wetton, John

Artist: John Wetton
Label: EG
Catalog#: EGLP107
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1980
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
After the demise of U.K., bassist and singer John Wetton began work on his first solo album, Caught In The Crossfire. Simon Kirke from Bad Company came in on drums, while Martin Barre from Jethro Tull provided some lead guitar. But other musicians aside, the album is really all about Wetton, as both a musician (playing almost every instrument) and as a songwriter. Tracks like "Turn on the Radio" and "Baby Come Back" are instant hits, full of hooks and Wetton's smooth tenor voice.

City Of Fear > FM

Artist: FM
Label: Passport Records
Catalog#: PB 6004
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1980