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Civilian > Gentle Giant

Artist: Gentle Giant
Label: Columbia
Catalog#: JC 36341
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980
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As the gimmick cover suggests, Gentle Giant's 1978 studio album took things a little too far. Giant For A Day delivered straightforward rock that had little to offer either their progressive fans or any prospective new ones. A true dud, save for John Weathers's simple "Friends," the record is best left in the past. After a US tour in late 1977, the Giant went dormant for a while, eventually returning to Los Angeles in 1979 for a new recording. The band's final album, Civilian, was released by Columbia Records.

Coexistence > Moraz, Patrick

Artist: Patrick Moraz / Syrinx
Label: Carrere, Carrere
Catalog#: 67.499, 67499
Format: Vinyl
Country: France
Released: 1980

Colours > Eloy

Artist: Eloy
Label: Harvest Electrola
Catalog#: 1C 064-45 936
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980

Commercial Album > Residents, The

Artist: Residents
Label: Ralph Records
Catalog#: RZ 8052-L
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1980

Conquest > Uriah Heep

Artist: Uriah Heep
Label: Bronze Records (2)
Catalog#: BRONX 524
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980

Contamination > Goblin

Artist: Goblin
Label: Cinevox
Catalog#: MDF 33.142
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1980

Cross Talk > Pretty Things, The

Artist: Pretty Things
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: BSK 3466
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980

Defector > Hackett, Steve

Artist: Steve Hackett
Label: Charisma, Mercury
Catalog#: CL-1-3103, CL-1-3103
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980
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Steve Hackett's next album, Defector, was stylistically similar to his previous album, Spectral Mornings. Again recorded with his band, it's another strong showing from the former Genesis guitarist. The bass pedals are in force for the opening "The Steppes," providing the foundation for another of Hackett's big instrumentals. His guitar soars above the plodding rhythm, setting the stage for the next track, "Time to Get Out." It's a classic up-tempo Hackett song, with Pete Hicks again providing a capable vocal (albeit to some strange lyrics).

Dig It > Schulze, Klaus

Artist: Klaus Schulze
Label: Brain
Catalog#: 0060.353
Format: LP
Country: Germany
Released: 1980-10

Diskomo - Goosebump > Residents, The

Artist: Residents
Label: Ralph Records
Catalog#: RZ 8006-D
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1980