(B-list) Album Chart of 1980

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1980
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1980
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FLOGGING A DEAD HORSE
Sex Pistols
Virgin V-2142
England
8.29 “Excellent” Punk

Jukebox picks: “Anarchy In The UK” (10) • “God Save The Queen” (10) • “My Way” (10)
TJR saysAs alluded to in the very title, Virgin's 1980 compile was unashamedly squeezing the cash-cow dry, compiling the most co...more →

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HANX!
Stiff Little Fingers
Chrysalis CHR-1300
Northern Ireland
7.94 “Brilliant” Punk

Jukebox picks: “Johnny Was [live ’80]” (8.7) • “Alternative Ulster [live ’80]” (8.6) • “Nobody’s Hero [live ’80]” (8.5)
TJR saysAs Wikipedia tells, this was originally intended as a pre-tour primer for the American market, but they released it as a...more →

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CLUB SKA ’67
Various Artists
Island Records IRSP-4
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7.85 “Brilliant” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Toots and The Maytals with Prince Buster and The All Stars - Dog War” (9.2) • “Sir Lord Comic and his Cowboys - Skaing West” (9.1) • “Justin Hinds and The Dominoes with Baba Brooks Band - Love Up And Push Up” (9.0)
TJR saysIsland's much-loved compilation has been reissued many times over the years and has a very direct appeal from the no-non...more →

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STREET LEVELː 20 NEW WAVE HITS
Various Artists
Ronco ‎RTL-2048
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7.79 “Brilliant” New Wave; Punk

Jukebox picks: “Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant” (10) • “The Boomtown Rats - Someone’s Looking At You” (10) • “The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket” (10)
TJR saysA brilliant TV-advertised compilation from Ronco, who seem to have the muscle and the wherewithal to cherry-pick at will...more →

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BLACK MARKET CLASH
The Clash
Epic 4E-36846
England
7.19 “Really good” Punk; Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Bankrobber [extended with dub version]” (9.7) • “Armagideon Time” (8.0) • “Capital Radio One” (7.9)
TJR saysA 10” compilation LP released in October 1980, only in the US and Canada. It compiles recordings which had only been ava...more →

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IT AIN’T ME BABEː GREAT ARTISTS SING THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN
Various Artists
Polystar BOBTV-1
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6.80 “Good” Folk Rock / Americana; Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man” (10) • “Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” (10) • “Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower” (9.8)
TJR saysA potpourri of styles and eras are represented on this TV-advertised tribute to the much-covered Bob Dylan, spanning the...more →

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TEN BLOODY MARYS AND TEN HOW’S YOUR FATHERS
Elvis Costello and The Attractions
F-Beat XXLP-6
England
6.75 “Good” New Wave; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Watching The Detectives” (10) • “Radio Radio” (9.7) • “(What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding” (8.7)
TJR saysI do like to see artists giving value to the fans. This is another 20 track LP - and a very neat compile for Costello al...more →

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PROMISED LAND SOUNDS
Ras Michael and The Sons Of Negus
Lion's Gate Records LGR-1201
Jamaica
6.70 “Good” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Yoyo [live '80]” (9.7) • “Boom A Ya [live '80]” (6.1) • “None A Jah Jah Children No Cry [live '80]” (5.7)
TJR saysHighly spiritual nyabinghi-driven roots reggae affair led by Ras Michael (lead vocals), I Jack (second repeater, first f...more →

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BOYS DON’T CRY
The Cure
PVC Records PVC-7916
England
6.64 “Good” Post-Punk; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Boys Don’t Cry” (9.6) • “Jumping Someone Else’s Train” (8.7) • “10.15 Saturday Night” (7.7)
TJR saysIncludes 8 of the 12 tracks from the “Three Imaginary Boys” debut. ...more →

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PARIS AU PRINTEMPS
Image Publique S.A.
Virgin V-2183
England
6.36 “Decent enough” Post-Punk

Jukebox picks: “Lowlife” (7.1) • “Theme [live]” (6.8) • “Careering [live]” (6.7)
TJR saysThe first Pil album in my collection and bought it by mistake! Thought it was an original studio album, in my ignorance....more →

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LKJ IN DUB
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Island Records ILPS 9650
Jamaica
6.22 “Decent enough” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Peach Dub” (6.8) • “Iron Bar Dub” (6.7) • “Bitch Dub” (6.6)
TJR saysDub versions from “Forces Of Victory” (1979) and “Bass Culture” (1980), Dennis Bovell at the desk....more →

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BLACK AND DEKKER
Desmond Dekker
Stiff Records SEEZ-26
Jamaica
5.85 “Average” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Licking Stick ’80” (7.3) • “Israelites ’80” (6.9) • “It Miek ’80” (6.5)
TJR saysAlthough he’d been continually active on the club circuit in Britain and on the continent, Desmond’s career had been in ...more →

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MUSICAL MEMORIES OF THE 50S
Various Artists
Pushbike Records ‎PBR-0001
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5.60 “Average” Crooner / Cabaret; Pop Ballad; Country; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Jane Morgan - The Day The Rains Came Down [live]” (10) • “Kitty Kallen - Little Things Mean A Lot” (8.5) • “Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue” (7.9)
TJR saysCompiles 16 cuts released between 1950 and 1962, including the amazing English-French hybrid version of Jane Morgan's “...more →

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TOTALE’S TURNS (IT’S NOW OR NEVER)
The Fall
Rough Trade ROUGH-10
England
5.51 “Average” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Rowche Rumble [live doncaster ’79]” (8.0) • “Fiery Jack [live doncaster ’79]” (8.0) • “Spectre Vs. Rector 2 [live reading ’ 80]” (6.2)
TJR saysGreat live versions of the “Rowche Rumble” and “Fiery Jack” singles, but pretty patchy recordings all in all....more →

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THE MOTOWN 20TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM
Various Artists
Motown TMSP 6010
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5.49 “Below average” Soul; Disco / Funk; Pop Ballad; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” (9.5) • “R. Dean Taylor - Indiana Wants Me” (9.3) • “Jr. Walker and The All Stars - Shotgun” (8.4)
TJR saysAuto-sequenced for non-stop dancing, this 2LP 40-track mega-set spans 21 years worth of hits from the legendary Detroit ...more →

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CRY TUFF DUB ENCOUNTER CHAPTER III
Prince Far I and The Arabs
Daddy Kool DKLP-15
Jamaica
5.43 “Below average” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Shake The Nation” (5.9) • “Back Weh” (5.8) • “The Conquest” (5.7)
TJR saysThe dub version companion to this year's “Jamaican Heroes”....more →

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HEATHEN EARTHː THE LIVE SOUND OF TG
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IR-0009
England
5.12 “Below average” Avant-Garde; Electronica

Jukebox picks: “Don’t Do As You’re Told” (6.2) • “Dreammachine” (5.9) • “The Old Man Smiled” (5.9)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IR 0009 (LP). Mainly recorded 16th February 1980 during a 50 minutes long session. No editing was don...more →

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WE ARE TIME
The Pop Group
Rough Trade ROUGH-12
England
5.11 “Below average” Post-Punk

Jukebox picks: “Trap [’78 demo version]” (7.1) • “Sense Of Purpose [’78 demo version]” (6.8) • “Amnesty Report [alternate version]” (5.6)
TJR saysSensing demand, Rough Trade put out this compile of previously unreleased live, studio, and radio-session material. Seem...more →

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GREATEST HITS
Dr. Hook
Capitol Records EST-26037
the USA
4.44 “Lame” Pop; Pop Ballad; Country

Jukebox picks: “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone” (8.2) • “Sylvia’s Mother” (6.5) • “Everybody’s Makin’ It Big But Me” (6.3)
TJR saysBig selling TV advertised set became Dr Hook's biggest hit in the UK, rising all the way to #2 in the charts. Spans the ...more →

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HOT ON THE ONE
James Brown
Polydor PD-6290
the USA
3.16 “Terrible” Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World [live tokyo ’79]” (5.0) • “Get On The Good Foot [live tokyo ’79]” (4.9) • “Get Up Offa That Thing [live tokyo ’79]” (4.7)
TJR saysChock-full of cheesy disco schmaltz, recorded live in Tokyo at the tail end of 1979....more →



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