In this decade, the stlyle was distinctive – bold graphics, bright and neon colours, and plenty of swagger to make these albums covers stand out in the record store:
A whole lot of sex appeal in one simple photograph – Loverboy’s Get Lucky from 1981:
The Boss also went for it with Born in the USA from 1984
The Rolling Stones, now in their third decade, embraced the neon for the 1986 cover of Dirty Work .
Another great example of bold and neon – Men at Work’s Business as Usual from 1982:
While The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry also went for the neon style:
And for bold – how about the memorable cover of Van Halen MCMLXXXIV aka 1984:
These images, many over 30 years old, are distinct, bold and definitely made the ol’ record store a place where many fans clamoured for the poster for their bedroom wall.