In terms of pop, 1982 was a strong year: Madness took a further step towards songwriting sophistication with their album ‘The Rise & Fall’, Prince made a huge breakthrough with his ‘1999’ double platter of much filthiness and Phil Collins showed us that the previous year’s ‘Face Value’ wasn’t just a one-off solo success when his “tricky second album” spawned a #1 hit single and a few of his best solo tunes.
Rick Springfield continued his quest for pop superstardom, Joni Mitchell turned her hand to something far more commercial and prog rock legends Rush took further steps towards a synth based sound, in keeping with the still new decade’s technologies.
Real Gone’s in-depth look at 1982 brings you all of these marvellous things, along with Robert Plant’s first steps towards a successful solo career, a couple of overlooked gems from Judie Tzuke, tracks by Aussie rock heroes Cold Chisel and a whole world of stuff you might have forgotten about…or maybe haven’t heard.
Sit down, and get ready to go back in time as we bring you several hours’ worth of hits misses and oddities from the year. Enjoy!