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Do They Hurt? > Brand X

Artist: Brand X
Label: Passport Records
Catalog#: PB 9845
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980

Drama > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 16019
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980-08
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In 1979, manager Brian Lane resuscitated the brand name of Yes by injecting two musicians from a slightly different ilk to the core group of Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White. As The Buggles, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn had just scored a No. 1 single in the UK and elsewhere with "Video Killed the Radio Star" b/w "Kid Dynamo;" but as a studio-only project, they found themselves ensconced in the same studio space as Yes, languishing over a follow-up.

Duke > Genesis

Artist: Genesis
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 16014
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980-03-31
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With solo albums out of their system, Genesis regrouped in late 1979 to record what would be their next album, Duke. The album marks a stark difference from their 70s output—and it's not only the cover art from illustrator Lionel Koechlin that stands out. The album continues the songwriting collaboration between Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks that began with their last album. But when offering their self-penned songs, the trio seem to try to outdo themselves with commercially-viable hits.

East West > Pinhas, Richard

Artist: Richard Pinhas
Label: Pulse Records (UK)
Catalog#: PULSE 003
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1980

Embryo's Reise > Embryo

Artist: Embryo
Label: Schneeball
Catalog#: 20
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980

Familjesprickor > Zamla Mammaz Manna

Artist: Zamla Mammaz Manna
Label: Silence Records
Catalog#: SRS 4662
Format: Vinyl
Country: Sweden
Released: 1980

Faster Than The Speed Of Light > Arthur Brown Arthur & Vincent Crane

Artist: Arthur Brown / Vincent Crane
Label: Innovative Communication
Catalog#: IC 58 088
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Arthur Brown and Vincent Crane first performed together in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, somewhere towards the beginning of the timeline. However, a decade later, during the sessions for one of the Richard Wahnfried albums, the pair offered their Faster Than The Speed of Light record to Klaus Schulze. Seeing as the duo weren't "boring old farts" Schulze coalesced, releasing the album on his Innovative Communications label—one better known for Neue Deutsche Welle and electronic music.

Flat Broke > Pembroke, Jim

Artist: Jim Pembroke Band
Label: Ponsi
Catalog#: PEALP 13
Format: Vinyl
Country: Finland
Released: 1980-05-00

Flesh + Blood > Roxy Music

Artist: Roxy Music
Label: ATCO Records
Catalog#: SD 32-102
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980

Follow The White Line > Snowball

Artist: Snowball
Label: WEA Musik GmbH
Catalog#: WEA 58 104
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1980