Thursday, November 10, 2022

Roadrunner Album Reviews 1982-83

Roadrunner was a rock magazine published in Adelaide, Australia between 1978-83. Its founding editors were Stuart Coupe and Donald Robertson. Though primarily focused on Australian and overseas rock music, it also covered areas of the burgeoning counterculture and issues such as punk. The final edition of December 1982 / January 1983 was published in Sydney.

Full issues are currently archived at the University of Wollongong. Here's the album reviews available in each issue of 1982-3.

Issue Date ArtistAlbum
5(1) February 1982 The Human LeagueDare
David ByrneThe Catherine Wheel
Stray CatsGonna Ball!
The CureThree Imaginary Boys
The Cuban HeelsWork Our Way to Heaven
Various ArtistsA Selection
The CarsShake It Up
The SoundFrom the Lion's Mouth
Bow Wow WowSee Jungle! See Jungle!...
Jerry HarrisonThe Red and the Black
Tom Tom ClubTom Tom Club
CrackajacksLittle Heart Attacks
DevoBe Stiff
Echo and the BunnymenShine So Hard
Cabaret VoltaireRed Mecca
Eikichi YazawaYazawa
Johnny WarmanWalking Into Mirrors
5(2) March 1982 RedgumBrown Rice and Kerosine
Simon & GarfunkelThe Central Park Concert
Godley & CremeIsmism
Was (Not Was)Was (Not Was)
Frank ZappaShut Up and Play Yer Guitar
The B-52'sMesopotamia
Blam Blam BlamBlam Blam Blam
Rod EatherSpirit of St. Louis
Dave EdmundsBest of
Booker TI Want You
Johnny Guitar WatsonThe Very Best of...
Steeleye SpanRecollections
Sally OldfieldPlaying in the Flame
Garland JeffreysRock 'N' Roll Adult
Mark GillespieSweet Nothing
The TriffidsThe Triffids
Various ArtistsFast Foward MAgazine 008/009
5(3) April 1982
New OrderMovement
Gary U.S. BondsCertified Soul
The LinesTherapy
The New York DollsLipstick Killers - The Mercer Street Sessions
Richard ClaptonThe Very Best of...
Cold ChiselCircus Animals
ToyahSheep Farming in Barnet/The Blue Meaning
Hazel O'ConnorCover Plus
DonovanLove is Only Feeling
5(4) May 1982 Aural IndifferenceThe Sound of Indifference
Laughing ClownsMr Uddich Scmuddich Goes to Town
JapanTin Drum
Van MorrisonBeautiful Vision
Equal LocalMadagascar
Jah Wobble, Holder Czukay, Jaki LeibezetE.P.
Hunters and CollectorsE.P.
BauhausJIn the Flat Field
The Birthday PartyDrunk on the Pope's Blood
Lydia LunchThe Agony is the Ecstacy
23 SkidooSeven Songs
CheetahRock'n'Roll Women
Various ArtistsStorm Riders
Jon EnglishBeating the Boards
The FallHex Enduction Hour
Morrissey MullenBadness
The StranglersLa Folie
Various ArtistsLife in the European Theatre
Deutsch Amerikanische FreundschaftGold Und Leibe
5(5) July 1982 Talking HeadsThe Name of This Band is Talking Heads
Paul McCartneyTug of War
The JamThe Gift
The NolansPortrait
AbbaThe Magic of Abba
Various ArtistsJames Bond - Greatest Hits
Klaus SchulzeTrancefer
Dieter SchutzTransvision
LorryBe Careful, Too
SparksAngst in My Pants
The CurePornography
Gary Young & The Rocking EmusGary Young & The Rocking Emus
Lou ReedThe Blue Mask
British Electric FoundationMusic of Quality and Distinction, Vol. 1

Issue Date ArtistAlbumRating
6(1) January 1983 Jo Jo ZepCha★★★★
Flash 'N' The PanHeadlines★★★
The SportsAll Sports★★★★★
Hunters and CollectorsHunters and Collectors★★★
Australian CrawlSons of Beaches★★
The EuroglidersThe Eurogliders★★
Little HeroesPlay by Numbers★★★★
Various ArtistsThe Mushroom Evolution Concert
CheetahRock'n'Roll Women★★★
Billy FieldTry Biology★★★
GonnaSpirit of Place★★★
Paul MadiganPaul Madigan★★★★★
Original Cast"Dingo Girl" Soundtrack★★
Essendon AirportPalimpest★★
Ward 13Too Much Talk
The ReelsBeautiful★★★★★
MonitorsBack from Our Recent Illness
Un TabuUn Tabu EP
Mark GillespieSweet Nothing
Jon EnglishBeating the Boards★★
Gary Young & The Rocking EmusGary Young & The Rocking Emus★★
The SherbsShaping Up
The KevinsClub Rome★★
The HitmenIt Is What It Is★★★
Silent MoviesSilent Movies
Mother GooseThis is the Life
Rock DoctorsNow Hear This★★
DD SmashCool Bananas
Rose TattooScarred for Life★★★★
Jimmy And The BoysIn Hell With You Mother
TactisThe Bones of Barry Harrison
Richard ClaptonThe Great Escape★★★
Jewel BlanchSend All the Ghosts Away★★
HeavenTwilight of Mischief
Midnight Oil10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1★★★★★
The ChurchBlurred Crusade★★★★★
Don WalkerFreedom★★★★
Split EnzTime and Tide★★★★★
Richard ClaptonThe Very Best of...★★★
Mike Rudd & The HeatersThe Unrealist★★
INXSShaboo Shoobah★★★★★
Pel MelOut of Reason★★★★
New RaceThe First and the Last★★
Mondo RockNuovo Mondo★★★
Mighty GuysBe Cool Be Smart★★
CrackajacksLittle Heart Attacks★★★
Gotham CityRadioactive★★
XeroLust in the Dust★★★
The CleanBoodle Boodle Boodle★★★★
Go-BetweensSend Me a Lullaby★★★
Blam Blam BlamBlam Blam Blam★★★
Lisa BadeSuspicion
No Fixed AddressFrom My Eyes★★★★
Laughing ClownsMr Uddich Goes to Town★★★★
Wildlife DocumentariesWildlife Documentaries★★★
Jo Kennedy and CastStarstruck★★
Various ArtistsRockin' Australia Live★★
Hunters and CollectorsPayload★★★★
BoysInside the Cage★★
ZooCowboys and Engines★★★★
RedgumCut to the Quick★★★
SwanneeThis Time It's Different★★★★
DivinylsMonkey Grip★★★★
Deckchairs OverboardDeckchairs Overboard★★★★
Cold ChiselCircus Animals★★★★
Dynamic HepnoticsStrange Land★★★
Paul Kelly & The DotsManila★★★★
IcehousePrimitive Man★★★★
Scattered OrderPRAT Culture★★★
DugitesNo Money★★★
Serious Young InsectsHousebreaking★★★
Young HomebuyersYoung Homebuyers★★★
Wendy and The RockettsLive★★★
Meo 245Rites of Passage★★★

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