On this date, October 19th in 1982, Bauhaus released its third studio album, The Sky’s Gone Out. The album included a different mix of the single, “Spirit”.
On This Date, March 5th in 1982: Actor / Comedian John Belushi died of an accidental drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood, California. He was 33 years old. He’s been gone so long now that it’s easy to forget just how gifted and funny John Belushi was, and many people reading this may be too young to remember much at all about John. But you can remember some of his achievements, and read about projects he never lived to see completed, at This Link. RIP, John.
On This Date, December 2nd, in 1982: Def Leppard filmed the music video for “Photograph” in Battersea, London. This marked the video debut of guitarist Phil Collen, (formerly of Girl) who replaced Pete Willis in the band.
The East Portland Blog has picked up some seriously vintage Worley Gig archival gems and you can read all of my thoughts on Asia’s “Heat of The Moment” (and watch the video!) now at This Link.
On This Date, January 11th in 1982: The Stranglers released their nineteenth single, “Golden Brown” from their sixth studio album, La Folie. “Golden Brown” — written by keyboardist Dave Greenfield — reached the #2 spot on the U.K. singles chart, is pretty obviously a love song about the pleasurable effects of heroin. Just take a casual glance at the lyrics.
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On this Date, June 23rd in in 1982: Translator released their debut album, Heartbeats And Triggers. The album included the single, “Everywhere That I’m Not,” which was such a guilty pleasure of mine back in the day, when it used to get played once every 90 minutes on KROQ FM. I especially loved the walking bass line and the parts where the guy singing would mention all of the places that his girlfriend/love interest was that he was not. What a fun song!
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On this date, June 7th in 1982: Bauhaus released their eighth single, “Spirit.” It was backed by a live version of “Terror Couple Kill Colonel” (released as a stuido single in 1980). The A side appeared on their third album, The Sky’s Gone Out. The B-side wound up as a bonus track on their live album, Press The Eject And Give Me The Tape, when it was released on CD. It’s interesting to note that the single version of “Spirit’ has a pop, almost calypso feel, while the live version is arranged as a heavy, rolling dirge. Which version you prefer is, I suppose, a matter of taste. I like them both.
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