Episode 969: 1980 Debut Albums




October 20, 2020


  • Pretenders “Brass In Pocket” Pretenders (Real Records) 1980
  • Echo & the Bunnymen “Do It Clean” Crocodiles (Korova) 1980
  • U2 “I Will Follow” Boy (CBS Ireland, Island) 1980
  • Half Japanese “Tangled Up In Blue” Half Gentlemen Not Beasts (Armageddon) 1980
  • Kurtis Blow “The Breaks” Kurtis Blow (Mercury) 1980
  • Huey Lewis and the News “Some of My Lies Are True (Sooner or Later)” Huey Lewis and the News (Chrysalis) 1980
  • The Jim Carroll Band “People Who Died” Catholic Boy (Atco) 1980


If you’ve listened to our show for a while now, you probably know just how much we love our patrons! They support the show, and even contribute to it. Eric Lohrenz picks today’s topic.

We discuss debut albums, 4 albums in particular + some other tracks, that came out in 1980, including those by Pretenders, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, Half Japanese, Huey Lewis and the News, Kurtis Blow and Jim Carroll Band.

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