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Bibliography Notes: 1980-1984

These files attempt to list every known Robert Christgau article, in preparation for building a bibliographic database. They are scaffolding: something we use to build on, but not part of the finished structure. Links are provided to the website where articles are available. Entries without links are work-to-be-done. As such, this provides a checklist for adding content to the website.

Most of the original data for these files comes from Joe Yanosik.

Village Voice 1980-1984

DateTitle/Notes
1980-01-28 Pazz & Jop 1979: Essay: The Pazz & Jop Critics Poll (Almost) Grows Up, Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1980-02-25 CG: Smokey Robinson: Where There's Smoke [A-], Pretenders [A-], The Raincoats: The Raincoats (Rough Trade import), Essential Logic: Beat Rhythm News LP (Rough Trade import), Essential Logic: Essential Logic EP (Virgin import), Super Girls (? triple)
1980-03-17 Yes He Can Can: Lee Dorsey
1980-03-31 CG: Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson: 1980 [A-], ZZ Top: Deguello [A-], Magazine Article: Paul DuNoyer: New Platforms Boots and Loon Pants (NME 3/1/80), Joe King Carrasco: Party Weekend/Houston El Mover (GeeBee), Delta 5: Mind Your Own Business (Rough Trade import), The Cells: Uh Oh/Terminal Thighs (Rude), Slaughter & the Dogs: You're Ready Now (DJM import), Tin Huey: English Kids/Sister Rose (Clone), The Naz: The Word (Charisma)
1980-04-28 CG: Public Image Ltd.: Second Edition [A-], Professor Longhair: Crawfish Fiesta [A], Brides of Funkenstein: Never Buy Texas From a Cowboy [A-]
1980-06-09 CG to James Brown: Hot Pants [A-], Soul Classics [A-], There It Is [A], Soul Classics Vol. II [A-], Sex Machine [A], The Original Disco Man [A-], Live at Apollo, Live at Apollo Volume 2
1980-11-18 Fur Out: Psychedelic Furs
1980-12-01 Neil Young: Hawk or Dove?: Neil Young: Hawks and Doves
1980-12-22 John Lennon, 1940-1980
1981-01-20 Symbolic Comrades: John Lennon, Yoko Ono
1981-02-02 CG: The Jacksons: Triumph [A], Wanna Buy a Bridge? [A], Chic: Real People [A-], Alberta Hunter: Amtrak Blues [A], Michael Hurley: Snockgrass [A-], T-Bone Burnett: Truth Decay [A-], Si Kahn: Home [A-], LPJE: Live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival 1980 [A-], The Suburbs: In Combo [A-], The Undertones: Hypnotized [A-], James Brown: Live and Lowdown at the Apollo, Vol. 1 (Solid Smoke), The Sheppards: Social Call (Columbia)
1981-02-09 Pazz & Jop 1980: Essay: The Year of the Lollapalooza, Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1981-03-02 CG: Tom Robinson: Sector 27 [A], The Clash: Sandinista [A-], Elvis Costello: Trust [A], Teddy Pendergrass: TP [A-], Popeye [A-], Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle, Poly Styrene: Translucence [A-], Liliput: Split/Die Matrosen (Rough Trade import), Au Pairs: Diet/It's Obvious (021 import), Yoko Ono: Walking on Thin Ice/It Happened (Geffen), Mission of Burma: Academy Fight Song (Ace of Hearts), The Outsets: I'm Searching for You/Fever (Contender), The Panics: I Wanna Kill My Mom/Best Band/Tie Me Up, Baby! (Gulcher EP), The Manhattans: Greatest Hits
1981-03-30 CG: Afrika Bambaataa/Zulu Nation/Cosmic Force: Zulu Nation Throwdown (Paul Winley 12-inch) [A-], Funky Four Plus One: That's the Joint (Sugarhill 12-inch) [A], Taana Gardner: Heartbeat (West End 12-inch) [A], Sir Douglas Quintet: Border Wave [A-], Steel Pulse: Reggae Fever [A-], The Treacherous Three: The Body Rock (Enjoy 12-inch) [A-], The Treacherous Three: At the Party (Enjoy 12-inch), T.S. Monk: Bon Bon Vie (Mirage promo 12-inch), Yarborough & Peoples: Don't Stop the Music (Mercury), Unlimited Touch: I Hear Music in the Street/In the Middle (Prelude)
1981-05-04 CG: The dB's: Stands for Decibels [A-], Marvin Gaye: In Our Lifetime [A-], Garland Jeffreys: Escape Artist [A-], Robert Jr. Lockwood & Johnny Shines: Hangin' On [A-], Kelly Marie: Feels Like I'm in Love (Coast to Cast 12-inch), Lime: Your Love (Prism 12-inch) [A-], The Treacherous Three: Feel the Heartbeat (Enjoy 12-inch)
1981-06-08 CG: Robert Ashley: Perfect Lives (Private Parts): The Bar [A], John Anderson: 2 [A-], C81 (NME/Rough Tapes import cassette) [A-], Joan Jett: Bad Reputation [A-], David Murray Octet: Ming [A], Stampfel & Weber: Going Nowhere Fast: [A-], Bunny Wailer: Sings the Wailers [A-], X: Wild Gift [A], Grandmaster Flash: Super Rappin' No. 2 (Enjoy 12-inch '79), The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel (Sugarhill 12-inch), Trickeration: Rap, Bounce, Rockskate (Sounds of New York 12-inch), Frankie Smith: Double Dutch Bus/Double Dutch (WMOT 12-inch), Denroy Morgan: I'll Do Anything for You (Becket 12-inch)
1981-06-29 CG: Gang of Four: Solid Gold [A-], The Great Rap Hits (Sugarhill) [A-], The King Kong Compilation [A-], Elvis Presley: This Is Elvis [A-], Elvis' Golden Records, Shoes: Tongue Twister [A-], Great Moments With Charles Mingus (MCA double), Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Art Farmer Quintet Plays the Great Jazz Hits (Columbia Jazz Odyssey), Steve Lacy: Evidence (Prestige), Bud Powell: Portrait of Thelonious (Columbia Jazz Odyssey), Charles Earland: Burners (Prestige), Rod: Shake It Up (Do the Boogaloo) (Prelude 12-inch), Teena Marie: Square Biz (Gordy)
1981-07-15 Pornography as Ideology: And Other Ways to Get Off: Susan Griffin: Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
1981-08-04 CG: Yoko Ono: Season of Glass [A-], Black Uhuru: Red [A-], David Johansen: Here Comes the Night [A-], Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places [A-], Teena Marie: It Must Be Magic [A-], Sly and Robbie Present Taxi [A-], Warren Zevon: Stand in the Fire [A-]
1981-10-05 CG: Funkadelic: The Electric Spanking of War Babies [A], Psychedelic Furs: Talk Talk Talk [A], Ronnie Barron: Blues Delicacies, Vol. One [A-], Johnny Copeland: Copeland Special [A-], The English Beat: Wha'ppen? [A-], Linx: Intuition [A-], Lucinda: Happy Woman Blues [A-], Buddy Guy: A Man and the Blues (Vanguard '67), James Brown: Solid Gold (Polydor import double)
1981-11-00 Mind Blower: Marco Vassi
1981-11-02 CG: Tom Verlaine: Dreamtime [A], King Sunny Adé: The Message [A], King Sunny Adé: ? (orange cover), Aretha Franklin: Love All the Hurt Away [A-], Otis Redding: Live in Europe, Oi! the Album [A-], Red Crayola with Art & Language: Kangaroo? [A-], Rolling Stones: Tattoo You [A-], Billy Idol: Dancing With Myself, The Best of Tommy James & the Shondells, The Specials: Ghost Town (Cotillion 12-inch), Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: Showdown (Sugarhill 12-inch), Sequence: Tear the Roof? (Sugarhill 12-inch), Teletron: What Time? (Express 12-inch, Medium Medium: Hungry, So Angry (Cachalot 12-inch), J. Walter Negro and the Loose Jointz: Shoot the Pump (Zoo York 12-inch), Wild Thing (Warner Special Products double), Magazine: New York Rocker
1981-11-30 CG: UB40: Present Arms [A], Shannon Jackson: Nasty [A-], Killing Joke: Change, Meredith Monk: Dolmen Music [A-], Prince: Controversy [A-], Slave: Show Time [A-], Black Flag: Louie Louie/Damaged I(Posh Boy), Chron Gen: Reality (Step-Forward import), Pete Shelley: Homosapien (Island/Genetic import), Depeche Mode: New Life (Mute import 12-inch), Gang of Four: To Hell with Poverty (EMI import 12-inch), Bits & Pieces: Don't Stop the Music (Mango 12-inch), The Twinkle Brothers: Rasta P'on Top/It Gwine Dread's (Twinkle import 12-inch), Bohannon: Let's Start II Dance Again (Phase II 12inch), Book: Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the 70's, Louis Jordan: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1941-1947) (MCA), The Best of Louis Jordan (MCA double), Brenda Lee(MCA double), Ernest Tubb(MCA double), Great Moments With Charles Mingus, Great Moments With Sonny Rollins (both MCA doubles)
1981-12-22 Real Ragtime: Ishmael Reed: Mumbo Jumbo
1981-12-31 The Publisher as Fan: Andy Schwartz
1981-??-?? Devo Take a Stand: Devo: New Traditionalists
1982-01-05 The Best A&R Person on Any Major Label: Karin Berg
1982-01-12 CG: Greatest Rap Hits Vol.2 [A], Black Flag: Damaged [A-], David Byrne: Songs from the Catherine Wheel [A-], Human Switchboard: Who's Landing in My Hangar? [A], Tom Tom Club [A-], Gary Stewart: Greatest Hits (RCA Victor)
1982-02-01 Pazz & Jop 1981: Essay: The Year the Rolling Stones Lost the Pennant, Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1982-02-15 CG: Al Green: Higher Plane [A], Chic: Take It Off [A-], Z.Z. Hill: Down Home [A-], Let Them Eat Jellybeans! [A-], Penguin Cafe Orchestra [A-], Gang of Four: Another Day/Another Dollar, Ocean Drive Series Vols.I-III (three double-LP's of "beach music" on Durham), R.E.M.: Radio Free Europe/Sitting Still (Hib-Tone), Richard Bone: Digital Days/Alien Girl (Rumble)
1982-03-09 CG: Lou Reed: The Blue Mask [A+], Ian Dury: Juke Box Dury [A], Okeh Western Swing, Okeh Rhythm & Blues, Okeh Soul, Okeh Jazz, Okeh Chicago Blues (all Epic doubles), The Mean Machine: Disco Dream (Sugarhill 12-inch), Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five: It's Nasty (Sugarhill 12-inch)
1982-03-16 Twentieth Century Limited: book: Marshall Berman: All That is Solid Melts Into Air
1982-04-13 CG: Phases of the Moon: Traditional Chinese Music [A], The B-52's: Mesopotamia [A-], The Glory of Alberta Hunter [A-], Best of Gregory Isaacs Volume 2 (GG) [A-], Van Morrison: Beautiful Vision [A], The Shouters (Savoy double '80), Memphis Jug Band (Yazoo double), Cheri: Murphy's Law (Venture 12-inch), D Train: You're the One for Me (Prelude 12-inch), Mel Brooks: It's Good To Be a King (WMOT 12-inch), Sylvia: It's Good To Be a Queen (Sugarhill 12-inch), The Treacherous Three: Put the Boogie in the Body (Enjoy 12-inch), Trouble Funk: Hey Fellas (Sugarhill 12-inch), Grandmaster Flash: Flash to the Beat (Sugarhill 12-inch), The Peech Boys: Don't Make Me Wait (West End 12-inch), Xavier: Work That Sucker to Death (Liberty 12-inch), P-Funk All Stars: Hydraulic Pump (Hump 12-inch), Flipper: Sex Bomb/Brainwashed (Subterranean), The Anti-Nowhere League: So What (WXYZ import)
1982-05-04 CG: Flipper: The Generic Album [A], James Booker: New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! [A-], Everything New Is Old . . . Everything Old Is New [A-], The Jive Five Featuring Eugene Pitt: Here We Are! [A-], Bonnie Raitt: Green Light [A-], The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads [A-], The Best of Phoebe Snow
1982-05-11 article: Lester Bangs R.I.P.
1982-05-18 It's Barely Rock and Roll, But I Like It: Simon Frith: Sound Effects
1982-06-01 CG: Ornette Coleman: Of Human Feelings [A+], Laurie Anderson: Big Science [A-], Marshall Crenshaw [A-], Chico Freeman: Destiny's Dance [A-], The Mighty Diamonds: Indestructible [A-], Trouble Funk: Drop the Bomb [A-], Africa Dances(Original Music)
1982-07-06 CG: Richard & Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights [A], David Johansen: Live It Up [A-], Joe King Carrasco: Synapse Gap (Mundo Total) [A-], Thelonious Monk: The Complete Genius (Blue Note double), The Thelonious Monk Memorial Album (Milestone double), Thelonious Monk (Milestone doubles), The Coasters: Young Blood (Atlantic/Deluxe double), The Front Line Orchestra: Don't Turn Your Back on Me (RFC import 12-inch); Book Reviews: Nick Tosches: Hellfire, Lester Bangs: Blondie, Greil Marcus: Mystery Train, Nick Tosches: Country: The Biggest Music in America
1982-07-06 Great Book of Fire: Nick Tosches: Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story; Robert Palmer: Jerry Lee Lewis Rocks!
1982-07-27 The Great Punk Dandy at the Peppermint Lounge: Richard Hell; in GUAW
1982-08-10 CG: Gang of Four: Songs of the Free [A-], X: Under the Big Black Sun [A-], Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: The Message (Sugarhill 12-inch)
1982-08-31 CG: Warren Zevon: The Envoy [A-], Ruby Braff: Very Sinatra [A-], Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Wise Guy [A-], Clint Eastwood & General Saint: Two Bad D.J. [A-], B.B. King: 16 Original Big Hits (Fantasy), B.B. King: Memphis Masters (Ace import), Roots of Rock (Yazoo), Milton Brown and His Brownies: Pioneer Western Swing 1935-36 (MCA), Bob Wills: Columbia Historic Edition (Columbia), Bob Wills (later remakes on Decca, MCA), Lefty Frizzell: Columbia Historic Edition (Columbia), Lefty Frizzell: Treasures Untold (Rounder), Ray Charles: A Life in Music (Atlantic/Deluxe 5 LP Box), Gary U.S. Bonds: Out of Work (EMI America), Althea & the Donazz: Virgin Style (Circle import 12-inch), Yazoo: Situation (Sire 12-inch), New Order: Temptation (Factory import 12-inch)
1982-10-05 CG: King Sunny Adé: Juju Music [A+], Genius of Rap (Island import) [B+], Afrika Bambaataa: Jazzy Sensation (? 12-inch), Bon Rock & the Rhythm Rebellion: Searching Rap (? 12-inch), Ted Hawkins: Watch Your Step [A-], Bonnie Hayes: Good Clean Fun [A-], The Itals: Brutal Out Deh [A-], Author: Graham Greene, Professor Longhair: The Last Mardi Gras [A-], Professor Longhair: Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Nighthawk), Tom Robinson: North by Northwest [A-], Radio Station: WLIR-FM 92.7 FM goes new wave and becomes "the station that dares to be different", "Blue's renowned rap-and-break shows at Negril, Danceteria, and the Roxy", Fearless Four: Rockin' It (Enjoy 12-inch), Afrika Bambaata: Planet Rock (Tommy Boy 12-inch), Eddy Grant: Time To Let Go/California Style (Ice import 12-inch), Stacy Lattisaw: Attack of the Name Game (Cotillion 12-inch), Mofungo: El Salvador (Rough Trade import), Husker Du: In a Free Land/What Do I Want?/M.I.C. (New Alliance), Marc Bolan: You Scare Me to Death (Cherry Red import), The Roentgens: Atomic War/Chatter (Austown), The Dead Kennedys: Nazi Punks Fuck Off/Moral Majority (Subterranean), The Replacements: Stink EP, Oh OK: Wow Mini Album (DB 7-inch EP), Chuck Berry: The Great Twenty-Eight(Chess)--"I can't say the mono sound is so much brighter as to warrant purchase by those who already own the Golden Decade compilations, however"
1982-10-12 Random Notes
1982-11-02 CG: Donald Fagen: The Nightfly [A], Sweet Pea Atkinson: Don't Walk Away [A-], Ronald Shannon Jackson: ManDance [A], The Roches: Keep On Doing [A-], James Blood Ulmer: Black Rock [A-], Anne Waldman: Uh-Oh Plutonium! (Hyacinth Girls), Pressure Drop: Rock the House (Tommy Boy 12-inch), Rockers Revenge: Sunshine Partytime (Rap) (Streetwise 12-inch)
1982-11-30 CG: Marvin Gaye: Midnight Love [A], Ferron: Testimony [A-], A Flock of Seagulls [A-], Material: One Down [A-], Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska [A-], T-Bone Burnett: Trap Door EP
1982-12-07 Popping the Beat: The English Beat
1982-12-14 Sweat Pea Atkinson Is (Not Isn't)
1982-12-28 CG: George Clinton: Computer Games [A], Chic: Tongue in Chic [A-], Michael Jackson: Thriller [A-], Prince: 1999 [A-], The Beatles: 20 Greatest Hits, Beach Boys: Sunshine Dream, Beach Boys: Smiley Smile, CCR: Chooglin', John Lennon Collection [A-], Stevie Wonder: Original Musiquarium I, Billy Stewart: The Greatest Sides(Chess), Muddy Waters: Rolling Stone (Chess), Isaac Hayes: Greatest Hit Singles (Stax), The Best of Swamp Dogg (War Bride), George Jones: Anniversary: Ten Years of Hits ("Jones' Starday and Musicor compilations are as essential as Jimmie Rodgers or Robert Johnson"), Ray Parker Jr.: Greatest Hits, Shalamar: Greatest Hits, Squeeze: Singles--45's and Under
1982-??-?? Triumph of the Trifle: Ray Parker Jr.; in GUAW
1982-??-?? Magnificent Seven: Grandmaster Flash; in GUAW
1983-01-25 CG: Randy Newman: Trouble in Paradise [A-], Orchestra Makassy: Agwaya [A-], The Psychedelic Furs: Forever Now [A-], Rank and File: Sundown [A-], Sound d'Afrique II: Soukous [A-], Television: Arrow (bootleg disc), Musical Youth: Pass the Dutchie (MCA), Pretenders: My City Was Gone/Back on the Chain Gang (Sire), Prince: How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?/1999 (Warner Bros.), Dangerous Birds: Smile on Your Face/Alpha Romeo (Propeller), Stripsearch: Hey Kid/Emily, XYZ: Who Shot Sadat? (Vinyl Repellant), Flipper: Get Away/The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Subterranean), Robert Wyatt: Shipbuilding (Rough Trade import), The Weather Girls: It's Raining Men (Columbia 12-inch), Captain Sensible: Wot (A&M import 12-inch), Melle Mel & Duke Bootee: Message II: Survival (Sugarhill 12-inch), The Treacherous Three: Yes We Can-Can (Sugarhill 12-inch), The Cold Crew: Rappin Christmas (Profile 12-inch), Indeep: Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life (Becket 12-inch), I Level: Give Me (Virgin/Epic), Joe Piscopo: I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Medley) (Columbia)
1983-02-01 Writing for the People: George Orwell: 1984
1983-02-22 Pazz & Jop 1982: Essay: Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome, Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1983-03-01 CG: Neil Young: Trans [A-], Captain Beefheart: Ice Cream for Crow [A-], The Descendents: Milo Goes to College [A-], The Speed Boys: That's What I Like [A-], The Angry Samoans: Back from Samoa, The Waitresses: I Could Rule the World If I Could Only Get the Parts EP, R.E.M.: Chronic Town EP, The Pop-O-Pies: White EP, Roky Erickson: Don't Shake Me Lucifer (415), Patti Smith: Piss Factory
1983-03-29 CG: Lou Reed: Legendary Hearts [A], Divinyls: Desperate [A-], Roxy Music: Avalon [A-], Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Love Over & Over [A-]
1983-04-26 CG: Ramones: Subterranean Jungle [A-], Earth, Wind & Fire: Powerlight [A-], Minutemen: What Makes a Man Start Fires? [A-], Willie Nelson & Webb Pierce: In the Jailhouse Now [A-], Nile Rodgers: Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove [A-], Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force: Looking for the Perfect Beat (Tommy Boy 12-inch), Rammel Zee Versus K. Rob: Beat Box (Tartown 12-inch), Jesse Rae: Desire/Rusha (Columbia 12-inch), D.O.A.: War on 45 EP
1983-05-31 CG: R.E.M.: Murmur [A-], The Blasters: Non Fiction [A-], Calling Rastafari [A-], The System: Sweat [A-], Bunny Wailer: Tribute [A-], Lefty Frizzell: Sings the Songs of Jimmie Rodgers, The Jackie Wilson Story (Epic double), Ella Fitzgerald: Duke Ellington Songbook Volume Two: The Small Group Sessions (Verve double)
1983-06-28 CG: The B-52's: Whammy [A-], Miles Davis: Star People [A-],Richard Thompson: Hand of Kindness [A-], Jimmy Spicer: Money (Spring 12-inch), Fearless Four: Just Rock (Elektra 12-inch), Rock Master Scott: It's Life (Profile 12-inch), The Disco Four: We're at the Party (Profile 12-inch '82), Sweet G: Games People Play (Fever 12-inch), Run-D.M.C.: It's Like That/Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1) (Profile 12-inch), Chi-Lites: Greatest Hits (Epic), Tyrone Davis: Greatest Hits(Epic), Best of Slim Harpo (Rhino)
1983-07-26 CG: Marshall Crenshaw: Field Day [A], Pylon: Chomp [A-], UB40: 1980-83 [A], Gilberto Gil: Um Banda Um, Pamelo Mounk'a: Propulsion! (Sonics, French import), Pamelo Mounk'a: L'Argent Appelle l'Argent, DFX2: Emotion EP, True West: True West EP, Herbie Hancock: Rockit (Columbia 12-inch), Peter Tosh: Johnny B. Goode (EMI America 12-inch), Bob & Bob: We Know You're Alone (Polydor 12-inch), Marcia Grifith: Electric Boogie (Mango 12-inch), The Dynamic Seven: Shame, Shame, Shame (Sugarhill 12-inch), Wizards from the Southside (Chess), Book: Timothy White: Catch a Fire
1983-08-30 CG: Philip Glass: The Photographer [A-], Gladiators: Proverbial Reggae, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic EP, Jerry Lee Lewis: The Sun Sessions (Charly import box), Smokey Wood: Houston Hipster (Rambler)
1983-09-27 CG: Aztec Camera: High Land, Hard Rain [A-], Kurtis Blow: Party Time? [A-], Al Green: I'll Rise Again [A-], Talking Heads: Speaking in Tongues [A-], Tommy Keene: Back to Zero Now/Mr. Roland (Avenue), The Pedantiks: Boy Most Likely/Cry Cry (Pedantiks), Limbo Race: Ina's Song (Limborations), Liliput: You Did It/The Jatz (Rough Trade import), Bad Checks: I'm Paranoid/Hurting Is Love (Loretta), Speed Boys: Girls Girls Girls (I Like Mike)
1983-11-08 CG: Jonathan Richman: Jonathan Sings! [A], Indeep: Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life [A-], Jason & the Scorchers: Fervor EP [A-], Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Show Stopper [A-], Hilary: Kinetic EP, The Cucumbers EP, Tribe II: What I Like (Celluloid 12-inch), Whodini: The Haunted House of Rock (Zomba 12-inch), The Disco Four: Throwdown/School Beats (Profile 12-inch), Fearless Four: Fearless Freestyle (Elektra 12-inch), Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel: White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) (Sugarhill 12-inch), Crash Crew: On the Radio (Bay City 12-inch), Sugar Hill Gang: Kick It Live from 9 to 5 (Sugarhill 12-inch), Treacherous Three: Get Up (Sugarhill 12-inch), Rammelzee vs. K. Rob: Beat Bop (Profile 12-inch)
1983-11-29 CG: Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Doppleganger [A-], King Sunny Adé: Ajoo [A-], King Sunny Adé: Bobby, King Sunny Adé: Synchro System [A-], John Anderson: All the People Are Talkin' [A-], The Golden Palominos [A-], X: More Fun in the New World [A-], Local Boys: Moments of Madness [A-], MC5: Babes in Arms (ROIR cassette) [A-], UB40: Labour of Love [A], Time Zone: Zulu Wildstyle (Celluloid 12-inch), Jazzie Ladies: Blowin' Your Mind (Prelude 12-inch), Stockingcap: Wave Craze (Strut 12-inch), Royalcash: Radio Activity (Sutra 12-inch), Freeez: I.O.U. (Streetwise 12-inch), The S.O.S. Band: Just Be Good to Me (Tabu 12-inch), Ebn-Ozn: A E I O U Sometimes Y(Elektra 12-inch), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Everyday People/Star Star (MCA 12-inch), Shannon: Let the Music Play (Emergency 12-inch), The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall (Debut), The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Fransisco (Riverside)
1983-12-20 article: Rock Bios: Book Reviews: Dave Marsh: Elvis, Robert Palmer: The Rolling Stones, Robert Palmer: Deep Blues, Alan Greenberg: Love in Vain: The Life and Legend of Robert Johnson, Ed Ward: Michael Bloomfield, Nelson George: The Michael Jackson Story, May Pang and Henry Edwards: Loving John, Jerry Hopkins: Hit and Run: The Jimi Hendrix Story, David Henderson: 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky, Dave Marsh: Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who, Philip Norman: Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation
1983-12-27 CG: James Blood Ulmer: Odyssey [A], Bad Religion: Into the Unknown [A-], Pablo Moses: In the Future [A], Yolocamba Ita: Revolutionary Songs of El Salvador [A-], Bloomfield (Columbia double), Joan Armatrading: Track Record, Marvin Gaye: Anthology, Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream, This Are Two Tone (Chrysalis), History of Rhythm and Blues Vocal Groups (Atlantic), Phil Spector: The Early Productions 1958-1961 (Rhino), Posh Hits Vol.1 (PoshBoy), Rodney on the ROQ (PoshBoy series)
1984-01-03 Do the Do: Afrika Bambaataa
1984-01-24 CG: Husker Du: Metal Circus EP [A], George Clinton: You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish [A], ABC: Beauty Stab [A-], Eek-a-Mouse: The Mouse and the Man [A-], Winston Hussey: The Girl I Adore [A-], The Kinshasa Sound [A-], P-Funk All-Stars: Urban Dancefloor Guerillas [A-], Swingrass '83 [A-], Womack & Womack: Love Wars [A-], The Crass: Sheep Farming in the Falklands (Crass import), The Specials AKA: Racist Friend/Bright Lights (2 Tone import), Four Brothers: Mokoroto (Earthworks import); missing end-matter?
1984-02-07 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster: The Music Biz on a Joyride
1984-02-21 CG: DeBarge: In a Special Way [A], Charlie Haden: The Ballad of the Fallen [A-], Pretenders: Learning to Crawl [A-], U2: Under a Blood Red Sky [A-], The Avengers: We Are the One (? '77), Minutemen: Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat EP, Butthole Surfers EP, Los Lobos: And a Time to Dance EP, PiL (Virgin import EP), Jason & the Scorchers: Fervor (EMI-America EP); missing end-matter
1984-02-28 Pazz & Jop 1983: Essay: Who Else? A Goddamn Critics' Band, That's Who Else, Critics' Poll, Dean's List
1984-03-06 Shades of Difference: Africa Dances, African Music (Vertigo import), Viva Zimbabwe! (Earthworks import), Zulu Jive: Umbaquanga (Earthworks import), Ravi Shankar; (Four Brothers: Mokoroto is on Viva Zimbabwe!)
1984-03-27 CG: John Lennon/Yoko Ono: Milk and Honey [A], NRBQ: Tapdancin' Bats [A-], Laurie Anderson: Mister Heartbreak [A-], Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones [A-]
1984-04-24 CG: Knotty Vision [A-], Ferron: Shadows on a Dime [A-], John Hiatt: Riding With the King [A-], Run-D.M.C. [A-], Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: Birthday Party (Sugarhill 12-inch), Oh-OK: Furthermore What EP, The Everly Brothers: 24 Original Classics (Arista double), History of the Everly Brothers (Barnaby), The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers (Warner Bros.), Dion and the Belmonts: 24 Original Classics (Arista double), The Moonglows: Greatest Sides(Chess), The Greatest Sides (Chess Series: Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James), Best of Chess/Checker/Cadet: Doo-Wop (Chess)
1984-05-29 CG: Linton Kwesi Johnson: Making History; Meat Puppets: II, Oh-OK: Furthermore What EP, R.E.M.: Reckoning
1984-06-12 CG: Turkey Shoot: The Doors: Alive, She Cried [B-], Yes: Owner of a Lonely Heart (Atlantic), Nena: 99 Luftballons (Epic), Midnight Star: No Parking on the Dance Floor (Solar), Jackson Browne: Lawyers in Love (Asylum), Berlin: No More Words (Geffen)
1984-06-26 CG: Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA; The Go-Go's: Talk Show
1984-07-10 Dialectic Cricket: book: C.L.R. James: Beyond a Boundary
1984-07-24 CG: Lou Reed: New Sensations [A], J.B. Hutto & the Hawks: Hawk Squat, Rank and File: Long Gone Dead [A-], Persian Gulf: Changing the Weather EP, Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark (Columbia 12-inch), The Earons: Land of Hunger (Island), Husker Du: Eight Miles High (SST)
1984-08-14 Give Him Liberty or Give Him Death: Prince; in GUAW
1984-08-21 Working the Crowd: Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson; in GUAW
1984-08-28 CG: Persian Gulf: Changing the Weather EP [A], Neville Brothers: Neville-ization [A-], The Official Record Album of the Olympics (Rhino)
1984-09-25 CG: King Sunny Adé: Aura [A], Husker Du: Zen Arcade [A-], Plastic People of the Universe: Leading Horses [A-], Robert Quine/Fred Maher: Basic [A-], Cluster/Eno LPs, Robert Quine/Jody Harris LP, That's the Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk [A-], Thelonious Monk
1984-10-30 CG: Ramones: Too Tough to Die [A], Bangles: All Over the Place [A-], Black Uhuru: Anthem [A], Dumptruck: D Is for Dumptruck [A-], Replacements: Let It Be [A], Sonny Rollins: Sunny Days, Starry Nights [A], Sparrow: King of the World [A-], Mighty Sparrow: Hot and Sweet (Warner Bros.), More Sparrow More!! (Recording Artists), Tom Verlaine: Cover [A-], Robert Wyatt: 1982-1984 [A-], James Brown: Roots of a Revolution (Polydor import double), The James Brown Story: Ain't That a Groove 1966-1969 (Polydor), The James Brown Story: Doing It to Death 1970-1973 (Polydor), The Federal Years Part 1, Part 2 (Solid Smoke), Hank Ballard & the Midnighters: "20-cut best-of" (Gusto '77), John Waite: Missing You (Chrysalis), Aztec Camera: Jump (WEA import 12-inch), Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown: Unity (Tommy Boy 12-inch), Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers: We Need Some Money (T.T.E.D. 12-inch), Donald D.: Don's Groove (Elektra 12-inch), Gil Scott-Heron: Re-Ron (Arista 12-inch), Kid Creole and the Coconuts: My Male Curiousity (Atlantic 12-inch), Yellowman: Strong Me Strong (Columbia 12-inch), Grandmaster Funk: Don't Stop (Black Market 12-inch), X: Wild Thing (Elektra 12-inch), Concert Film: Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
1984-11-27 CG: David Johansen: Sweet Revenge [A-], The dB's: Like This [A-], Herbie Hancock: Sound-System [A-], Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Induku Zethu [A-], Elvis: A Golden Celebration (RCA Box), Elvis: TV Special, Big Band Jazz(Smithsonian Box), The Shirelles: Anthology 1959-1967 (Rhino double), The Shirelles: Greatest Hits (Scepter), Greatest Hits Volume 2(Scepter), Dionne Warwick: Anthology (Rhino), Dionne Warwick: Golden Hits/Part 1(Scepter); some text missing from link
1984-12-25 CG: Los Lobos: How Will the Wolf Survive? [A], The Del-Lords: Frontier Days [A-], Anna Domino: East and West EP [A-], Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley, Elvis' Golden Records, 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong, Elvis (all RCA Victor reissues), Elvis: Rockers, Hank Williams: 40 Greatest Hits (Polydor), George Jones Salutes Hank Williams(Mercury), Bob Marley: Legend, John Anderson: Greatest Hits, Teddy Pendergrass: Greatest Hits, The Best of Gil Scott-Heron, Captain Beefheart: Legendary A & M Sessions, Herbie Hancock: Mega-Mix (Columbia 12-inch), Time Zone: World Destruction (Celluloid 12-inch), The Furious Five: Step Off (Sugarhill 12-inch), Fat Boys: Jail House Rap (Sutra 12-inch), The Treacherous Three: Xmas Rap (Sugarhill 12-inch), Guru: Who You Stealin' From? (Partytime 12-inch)

New York Times

DateTitle/Notes
1984-12-15 letter: Censorship Is Not a Cure for Teen-Age Suicide: John F. McManus

Other

DateTitle/Notes
1982-??-?? Nothing to Say but Everything, or, As Far as He Could Go: John Lennon; from The Ballad of John and Yoko; in GUAW
1982-??-?? Double Fantasy: Portrait of a Relationship: from The Ballad of John and Yoko, Rolling Stone Press
1982-??-?? Liner notes: Television: The Blow-Up (ROIR)
1984-??-?? Popular Music: article in Collier's Encyclopedia


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