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Record was a monthly publication from the publishers of Rolling Stone, and was published between 1982 and 1986.

Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac: Lindsey Buckingham: A Pop Renegade

Interview by David Gans, Record, April 1982

AS THE NEXT Fleetwood Mac album nears completion, Lindsey Buckingham is faced with divided interests. Much of the responsibility for the success or failure of ...

Fleetwood Mac: Where's Stevie?

Interview by David Gans, Record, September 1982

FANTASY ISLAND, Ca. – On the kitchen table in Mick Fleetwood's Malibu mansion sits a model of the stage design for Fleetwood Mac's upcoming American ...

Crosby and Nash, Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar: Danny Kortchmar: The Standup Rocker

Interview by Dave Zimmer, Record, March 1983

"I HATE folk music, I always have," snaps Danny Kortchmar. Such a revelation is surprising, in view of the fact that Kortchmar (aka "Kootch") has ...

David Bowie Let's Dance (EMI/America)

Review by Carol Cooper, Record, July 1983

A CONSUMMATE BLEND of everything Chic and David Bowie (in his Negro period) represent, 'Let's Dance' – the title song of the latter's new album ...

Martha and The Muffins: Martha and the Muffins: The Channel, Boston, Mass.

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, Record, July 1983

Martha and The Muffins In The Art-Funk League ...

Roxy Music: Universal Amphitheatre Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Record, July 1983

Just Another Loud Rock Band ...

Divinyls: As Big As Vegemite

Interview by Deborah Frost, Record, August 1983

NEW YORK — In their native Australia, where their first album (Desperate)has gone platinum and their notoriety landed them a part in the film Monkey ...

Smokey Robinson: Cruisin' with Smokey

Interview by Dave Marsh, Record, August 1983

In an exclusive interview, the master of the romantic vignette-in-song gets into some nuts-and-bolts talk about the creative process and gets down with some vintage ...

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Confronting Marley’s Legacy

Retrospective by Carol Cooper, Record, September 1983

NEW YORK – King Tut was playing Munich when I arrived in January of 1981 to pay my last respects to Bob Marley. I remember ...

Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant: Robert Plant: Into The Light

Interview by John Hutchinson, Record, September 1983

Led Zeppelin now a fond but distant memory, Robert Plant turns his attention towards a new solo album, a new band and a world tour ...

James Jamerson: What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?

Comment by Dave Marsh, Record, November 1983

"I walk in shadows, searching for light, Cold and alone, no comfort in sight. Hoping and praying for someone who'll care, Always moving and going ...

Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie: Fleetwood Mac: A Band Apart

Interview by David Gans, Record, December 1983

OAKLAND, CA. — The second round of Fleetwood Mac solo projects has begun to come to fruition. ...

John Mellencamp

Profile and Interview by Deborah Frost, Record, December 1983

THE YOUNG black television executive standing on the steps of the Indiana University Auditorium is nervous. Like the camera crew assembled in front of him, ...

The Clash, Van Halen: US Festival ’83: No More In ‘84

Report by John Mendelsohn, Record, Summer 1983

AFTER PUNK, audiences weren’t supposed to pay large amounts of money anymore for the privilege of watching superstars from the length of a football field ...

The Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones: Undercover

Review by Anthony DeCurtis, Record, 1984

VIOLENCE OF both sexual and political nature is never more than a shout away on Undercover, the Rolling Stones' first studio LP since 1981's much ...

Jason & The Scorchers: Jason and the Scorchers: Can't Be Real If It Ain't Got That Feel

Profile and Interview by Anthony DeCurtis, Record, January 1984

SWEAT-SOAKED and sprawled on a couch in the dressing room of Atlanta hot-spot 688 club, Scorcher guitarist Warner Hodges pulls on a cold one and ...

T-Bone Burnett: Just Plain Folks

Interview by David Gans, Record, January 1984

T-Bone Burnett makes a case for himself as a regular guy ...

Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual (Portrait)

Review by J.D. Considine, Record, March 1984

IF GOOD SINGING were its own reward, then She's So Unusual, the solo debut of former Blue Angel singer Cyndi Lauper, would be one hell ...

The Long Ryders: Long Ryders Renovating Byrdsland

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Record, April 1984

Los Angeles — Sid Griffin, 27-year-old guitarist and founding member of the Long Ryders, machine-guns opinions as well as he emulates the onstage moves of ...

The Pretenders: Talkin' to the New Kids In Town

Report and Interview by David Gans, Record, May 1984

SO YOU'RE A rock musician who's had some marginal success and suddenly you're part of a band embarking on one of the most publicized and ...

Wire Train: Eye Of the Beholder: Wire Train's songs work on several levels

Report and Interview by David Gans, Record, June 1984

OAKLAND, Ca. – Neither Kevin Hunter nor Kurt Herr had much musical experience when they met at San Francisco State University and started writing songs ...

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Melle Mel: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: Greatest Messages (Sugarhill); Grandmaster Melle Mel: 'Jesse' (Sugarhill)

Review by J.D. Considine, Record, June 1984

RAP RECORDS had messages before 'The Message' exploded across the airwaves in 1982, but it remains extremely tempting to argue that it was Grandmaster Flash ...

R.E.M.: An Open Party

Interview by Anthony DeCurtis, Record, June 1984

R.E.M.'s Hip American Dream ...

The Clash: The Mouth That Roared: The Return of The Clash

Report and Interview by John Mendelsohn, Record, June 1984

Joe Strummer announces the Clash’s comeback in no uncertain terms. ...

The Alarm: Tracking The New Inspirationals: The Alarm

Report and Interview by John Mendelsohn, Record, June 1984

THEIR MOVEMENT MAY be said to have been born on the smoggy Labor Day afternoon in 1983 when U2’s Bono climbed to the top of ...

ZZ Top: Top This

Report and Interview by Deborah Frost, Record, June 1984

One prayed to be square, one prays for good odds in Vegas and one worships at the shrine of Howard Hughes. Welcome to the eccentric ...

Joe Jackson: No Room For Rock

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Record, July 1984

On a Friday evening in an undistinguished bar in Manhattan’s East Village, a drunk slides off his stool and onto the floor, where he curls ...

Marvin Gaye: No-One Quite Like Him

Obituary by Dave Marsh, Record, July 1984

Blessed with a cool born of control rather than emotional distance or reserve, Marvin Gaye was the artist who best expressed Motown's mix of disparate ...

Marvin Gaye: No One Quite Like Him: The Art and Artistry of Marvin Gaye

Obituary by Dave Marsh, Record, July 1984

I USED TO think Marvin Gaye was the most underrated soul singer of the '60s. Now I'd expand that judgment, not only because of his ...

Berlin, Missing Persons: Missing Persons and Berlin: Bimbo Rock

Profile and Interview by David Gans, Record, September 1984

Missing Persons and Berlin are less than the sum of their parts, so to speak ...

The Beatles, Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney: 'Once There Was Away To Get Back Homeward...'

Interview by Deborah Frost, Record, September 1984

LONDON. IN A city where nearly every kid on the street looks like he's rushing off to audition for Duran Duran, Paul McCartney, dressed for ...

James Brown: Calling Mr. Dynamite

Overview by J.D. Considine, Record, November 1984

WHEN JAMES Brown first took to being called The Godfather of Soul, it was more to play upon the faddish success of Francis Ford Coppola's ...

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (Sire)

Review by Craig Zeller, Record, November 1984

AND SO YOU may ask yourself: why are the Talking Heads releasing another souvenir concert album a mere two years and one studio album after ...

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth (Blackheart/MCA)

Review by J.D. Considine, Record, December 1984

IN SOME WAYS, the worst mistake Joan Jett ever made was recording 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll'. Sure, it was a great record, an instant ...

Twisted Sister: Twisted Logic (I'd Say Severely Bent)

Report and Interview by David Gans, Record, December 1984

IT IS A fundamental conceit of Heavy Metal that teenagers are a great oppressed underclass, forced to take out garbage, load dishwashers and do homework ...

Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Frankie Say Buzz Off

Profile and Interview by Jim Sullivan, Record, February 1985

WELL, HOLLY Johnson, lead singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, would use a more explicit four-letter word than buzz to express his feelings toward anyone ...

Teena Marie: Starchild (Epic)

Review by Laura Fissinger, Record, February 1985

LIKE PRINCE, Teena Marie is her own producer, writer and arranger. Such autonomy is impressive considering Marie's age (mid-20s), gender and race. Her situation is ...

Madonna: Maybe She's Good: 10 Theories On How Madonna Got "It"

Interview by Laura Fissinger, Record, March 1985

Usually it takes a while for a pop star to earn heavyweight hatred from a significant percentage of the press and public. But like everything ...

David Lee Roth, Van Halen: What It Be, David Lee?

Interview by David Gans, Record, April 1985

WHEREIN MR. ROTH REVEALS A SERIOUS BONE ...

The Mary Jane Girls: Mary Jane Girls: Only Four You (Motown)

Review by Laura Fissinger, Record, July 1985

THIS WAS originally planned as a funny record review. Then I listened to the record. ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty's Year (Or Two) Of Living Dangerously

Report and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Record, August 1985

Crackin' up/ I'm gettin' ready to go Had enough / I can't take anymore … I'd run, but I'd find no face I'd laugh, but ...

Hüsker Dü, Prince, The Replacements: Minneapolis: The Art of the Heart of the Country

Report by Laura Fissinger, Record, October 1985

IF YOU believe music comes from a state of mind rather than a state on the map, now's a good time for a look at ...

Heart: Ann & Nancy Wilson Get Hot Again

Interview by J.D. Considine, Record, November 1985

FOR A WHILE, it looked as if Heart was going to end up as another group filed under "What ever happened to?" Although the band ...

Robert Fripp, King Crimson: Robert Fripp: The 21st Century Man Sounds Off

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, Record, November 1985

HE BEGAN, by his own admission, tone deaf and with "no sense of rhythm." He is a spit-shined, manicured man whose "best subjects at school ...

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Hip Deep in the Blues

Review and Interview by John Swenson, Record, December 1985

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN IS ABOUT NOTHING BUT MUSIC, WHICH SETS SOUL TO SOUL DRAMATICALLY APART FROM ITS COHABITANTS ON THE 1985 ALBUM CHARTS ...

The Eagles, Don Henley: Don Henley in Conversation

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Record, 1986

YOU'RE DON HENLEY. You spent the '70s behind a drum kit as a part of the Eagles, the quintessential American band of the era. Millions ...

Philip Glass: Classical Gas: Philip Glass's Super Session

Report and Interview by Mark Dery, Record, January 1986

IF CLASSICAL music makes you think of some character in a periwig sawing away on a Stradivarius, then you've never heard Philip Glass' music. On ...

Tom Waits: Rain Dogs (Island)

Review by Mark Dery, Record, January 1986

THIS IS HOW the other half lives, the dark underbelly for whom being born in the U.S.A. means Huey Long, Lenny Bruce on a bender, ...

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