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AC//DC - For Those About To Rock We Salute You

April Wine - Nature of the Beast

BOC - Fire of Unknown Origin

Def Leppard - High N Dry

Foreigner - 4

Loverboy - Get Lucky

Molly Hatchet - Take No Prisoners

Ozzy - Diary of a Madman

Rainbow - Difficult to Cure

Riot - Fire Down Under

Streetheart - Drugstore Dancer

UFO - The Wild The Willing and The Innocent

 

 

 

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A very quick, 'off the top of my head' list for 1981:

 

Van Halen: Fair Warning

Whitesnake: Come An’ Get It

Def Leppard: High ‘n’ Dry

Iron Maiden: Killers

Motley Crue: Too Fast For Love

Black Sabbath: Mob Rules

Blue Oyster Cult: Fire Of Unknown Origin

AC/DC: For Those About To Rock …

Demon: Night Of The Demon

Saxon: Denim And Leather

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Motley Crue is '81, isn't it? Same as '82 - I'd only like the Motley album and that's it.

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My shortlist for 1981 - some absolute KILLER albums featured during this year in music. A massive year for me - back then was a time when releases werent so aboundant so you actually got to spend time with an album and truly come to love it.

 

I reckon it will be a toss up between classic AOR - Journey Escape - and classic hard rock - Triumph - Allied Forces.

 

Both brilliant albums imo............

 

 

  1. AC/DC For Those About to Rock We Salute You
  2. Black Sabbath – Mob Rules
  3. Def Leppard High 'n Dry
  4. Dokken – Breakin The Chains
  5. Foreigner 4
  6. Iron Maiden - Killers
  7. Journey Escape
  8. The Michael Schenker Group The Michael Schenker Group (U.K.)
  9. Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
  10. Rainbow Difficult to Cure
  11. Saxon Denim and Leather
  12. Shooting Star Hang On for Your Life
  13. Slade Till Deaf Do Us Part
  14. Jim Steinman Bad for Good
  15. Survivor Premonition
  16. Styx – Paradise Theater
  17. Thin Lizzy Renegade
  18. Toto Turn Back
  19. Triumph Allied Forces
  20. Van Halen Fair Warning
  21. Whitesnake Come An' Get It
  22. Y and T Earthshaker

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Damn...forgot about the Black Sabbath and Van Halen releases....should def be on my list...

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From 1978-1986 is so difficult to narrow down to just a handful of releases each year, as it is completely my defining era of music and so many classic albums were released. I've cobbled together some sort of order and these years albums have pretty much remained my faves for the last 30 odd years

 

Here goes for 1981...awesome year

 

 

Saga - Worlds Apart

Journey - Escape

Wrabit - Wrough And Wready

Loverboy - Get Lucky

Blackfoot - Marauder

Whitesnake - Come An' Get It

New England - Walking Wild

Ian Thomas - The Runner

Doc Holliday - ...Rides Again

Foreigner - 4

Styx - Paradise Theater

UFO - The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent

Y&T - Earthshaker

Toto - Turn Back

Toronto - Head On

Blue Oyster Cult - Fire Of Unknown Origin

The Tubes - The Completion Backward Principle

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz

Balance - S/T

Rush - Moving Pictures

Maxus - S/T

Iron Maiden - Number Of The Beast

Fist - Thunder In Rock

Tygers Of Pan Tang - Spellbound

Krokus - Hardware

Trust - Marche Ou Creve (Savage)

Rainbow - Difficult To Cure

Quarterflash - S/T

Survivor - Premonition

Def Leppard - High 'n Dry

 

Billy Squier - Don't Say No

Girlschool - Hit And Run

April Wine - Nature Of The Beast

MPG - S/T

Grand Prix - S/T

Riot - Fire Down Under

Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies

Saxon - Denim And Leather

Clientelle - Destination Unknown

Mother's Finest - Iron Age

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Is that in order mate??

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Is that in order mate??

As pretty much near as I can get it ;)

 

 

Edit:::

 

Forgot Iron Maiden :yikes:. Sorted

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Was Wrabit ever released on CD? All their albums are available at my local bookstore, but I thought I might try to track them down on disc. If that's possible.

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Was Wrabit ever released on CD? All their albums are available at my local bookstore, but I thought I might try to track them down on disc. If that's possible.

Yep...All 3 as Jap imports...pretty costly now. 'Tracks' was released on the dodgy Renaissance label a while back and that is fairly easy to get, which I advise yuo to do ;)

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Was Wrabit ever released on CD? All their albums are available at my local bookstore, but I thought I might try to track them down on disc. If that's possible.

Yep...All 3 as Jap imports...pretty costly now. 'Tracks' was released on the dodgy Renaissance label a while back and that is fairly easy to get, which I advise yuo to do ;)

Maybe I'll get then on vinyl first, as they're only about $7 each, I think. Actually, I might even have Tracks already, but just haven't listened to it. I need a pre-amp for my turntable.

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I never got on with them

 

Tried.

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Van Halen: Fair Warning

Whitesnake: Come An’ Get It

Def Leppard: High ‘n’ Dry

Black Sabbath: Mob Rules

Iron Maiden: Killers

Motley Crue: Too Fast For Love

Blue Oyster Cult: Fire Of Unknown Origin

AC/DC: For Those About To Rock …

Rush: Moving Pictures

Styx: Paradise Theatre

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My Top 5 best of 1981 (in alphabetical order)

 

Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

Rush - Moving Pictures

Whitesnake - Come An' Get It

Y & T - Earthshaker

 

A small list as I don't own much from this year. Black Sabbath, Rush and Y&T are the highlights of this list for me.

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Another year I can get rid of pretty quick;

 

1. Rick Springfield - Success Hasn't Changed Me Yet - 78%
2. Def Leppard - High N' Dry - 76%
3. Journey - Escape - 70%
4. Rick Santers - 1st Shot - 69%
5. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman - 64%
6. Balance - Balance - 59%
7. Survivor - Premonition - 58%
8. Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies - 54%
9. Quarterflash - Quarterflash - 52%
10. Johnny Van Zant - Round Two - 45%

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Oh how we laughed and rolled around on the floor ;)

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Oh how we laughed and rolled around on the floor ;)

...but then it wasn't funny anymore...

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