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Van Halen - 1981 Fair Warning
'Fair Warning' was VH's fourth album in as many years, and their most complex work yet. With an array of different styles employed, it is to these ears the embodiment of hard rock/metal perfection, another blueprint for rising US bands of the genre to follow in the 80's.

Van Zant, Johnny (Band) - 1981 Round Two
According to most historians 'Round Two' was a shift into AOR territory, but this is anything but, rather a set of Southern tinged ballads with the odd rocker thrown in. Even with Kevin Elson producing the set still is mostly Southern flavoured.

Various Artists - 1981 US Metal 1
This was the first in a series of four releases from Shrapnel Records. In all honesty, though the concept was admirable, and the talent undeniable, the quality of the material was pretty scratchy.

Vergat, Vic - 1981 Down To The Bone
I looked at the cover of this album and thought to myself 'this guy looks as if he could play some mean guitar'. Unfortunately the appearance I was looking at did not quite equate to the sound I was hearing.

Whitford St Holmes - 1981 Whitford St Holmes
Quite forgotten is this one off collaboration between then ex Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and ex Ted Nugent vocalist Derek St Holmes. No frills and gimmick free rock and roll is the order of the day, recalling the glory years of both men's previous bands.

Who, The - 1981 Face Dances
The band was a shocking mess on the face of it in 1981, but even at their worst The Who still remained compelling.

Wild Horses (UK) - 1981 Stand Your Ground
Here's the second instalment of the British band Wild Horses.

Wrabit - 1981 Wrough And Wready
Although it's often overlooked in favor of it's more illustrious follow up 'Tracks', 'Wrough And Wready' is a slice of pure AOR. Some of the songs end far too soon, but the album's sheer consistency comes through in a big way.

Wright, Gary - 1981 The Right Place
If you like outrageous keyboard oriented pop/rock from the late 70's and early 80's, then 'The Right Place' should be on your list.

Y & T - 1981 Earthshaker
A name change and a bit of a shake-up in terms of image and musical delivery for our Bay Area rockers previously called Yesterday And Today.

Zeabra - 1981 Makin' Tracks (1981)
Small time Oklahoma based band who released this one off effort back in 1981.

Zed - 1981 Zed
Zed were a British outfit steeped in the tradition of 70's classic rock a la Charlie, Aviator, Dave Mason and Chris Rea.
 
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American Noise - 1980 American Noise, Bad Company - 1988 Dangerous Age, Black Diamonds - 2017 Once Upon A Time, W.A.S.P - 1986 Inside The Electric Circus, Transcendence - 2002 The Meridian Project, Scherer Batten - 2017 Battlezone, Paul, Henry (Band) - 1979 Grey Ghost, Brendel, Doris - 2010 The Last Adventure, S.I.N - 2003 Somewhere Into Nowhere, Frey, Glenn - 1982 No Fun Aloud, Charlie - 2009 Kitchens Of Distinction, Eisley Goldy - 2017 Blood, Guts And Games, Spider (USA) - 1981 Between The Lines, Murdock, Robert - 1996 Don't Quit Your Day Job, Angel - 1980 Live Without A Net (Live)
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