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Albums from 1981 - suggestions

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Hey, WATMM, I'd like your suggestions on albums, of any genre or artist, from 1981. I prefer stuff I don't know, but forgotten gems are always a plus. Singles are good too.

The reason being I found myself on a personal quest to getting to the Kill Screen on original Donkey Kong. I've been playing fairly regularly since the Summer, but I haven't made it yet. I thought to make it interesting is to listen and discover music released the year that Donkey Kong came out. I stream my games while listening to these albums as well and it's been fun. Some stuff I discovered that I like:

Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
Holly and The Italiens - The Right to be Italian
Quincy Jones - The Dude

Fridgidaire Tango - The Cock

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Kraftwerk - Computer World

 

Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4

 

 

Both from 1981 I believe... good luck on your quest traveller!

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just took a look at my discogs collection sorted by year

 

savant

https://www.discogs.com/Savant-Stationary-Dance-Sensible-Music/release/897930

 

gino soccio

https://www.discogs.com/Gino-Soccio-Closer/master/67533

 

patrice rushen

https://www.discogs.com/Patrice-Rushen-Straight-From-The-Heart/master/136499

^82, but w/e

Edited by Marked x 0ne

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Actually heard this the first time in a skating rink playing arcade games (not Danky Kang) in 1981. Yes, I'm old.

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oh, shit. forgot my favourite dub track of all time

 

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correct answer 

 


 
 

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was looking for some japanese stuff from then, but most of what I wanted to pick was from '82, this is a great album though...

 

https://youtu.be/Ys3GSK6XO6o

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You guys are so great, I really appreciate these awesome suggestions! I love Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar and I'm so happy there's a Scientist album from '81.

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It would be great if albums from 1981 had a slightly greater influence on electronic music post-2018 because of this thread's existence.

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E2-E4 is from 84

 

I'll split the bad with you, it was recorded in 1981

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The Police ‎– Ghost In The Machine

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i think you meant "chariots of fire"

 

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