- THE ROLLING STONES: TATTOO YOU: 1981: ROCK: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: I found Emotional Rescue a disappointment after Some Girls- this one was a bounce back- and maybe the last Stones album I’d give this high of a grade.
- JOE JACKSON BAND: BEAT CRAZY: 1980: NEW WAVE: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: I really liked the first two Jackson albums- this one was a step back but still not a bad album. It didn’t sell well.
- BURT BACHARACH: THE LOOK OF LOVE: THE BURT BACHARACH COLLECTION: 3 DISCS: 1998: POP: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: CD: 75 tracks on 3 CD’s- collects all the great songs that Bacharach had a part in- he was at his peak in the late 60’s-early 70’s. and he was married to Angie Dickinson for 15 years.
- THE PRETENDERS: PRETENDERS II: 1981: NEW WAVE: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: Not as sharp as their debut album which remains their best but it still has its moments like Message Of Love and Talk Of The Town. I saw them on tour for this album.
- ELVIS COSTELLO: IMPERIAL BEDROOM: 1982: NEW WAVE: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: My favorite concert ever- Elvis on his Imperial Bedroom Tour one night Elvis the next night The Clash at the same venue.