Thursday 11/24/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Missing Persons – Spring Session M (1982)

Spring Session M is the debut studio album by American new wave band Missing Persons. It was released on October 8, 1982 by Capitol Records. The title of the album is an anagram of the band’s name. Produced by Ken Scott with the songs written by Terry Bozzio, Dale Bozzio and Warren Cuccurullo, Spring Session M is a new wave rock album with elements of synthpop.

Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics and also noted commercial success, peaking at number 17 on the Billboard 200. Spring Session M was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Four singles were released from the album: “Words”, “Windows”, “Destination Unknown”, and “Walking in L.A.” All singles charted on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Words” and “Destination Unknown” both reaching #42, and the music videos also received regular airplay on MTV.

  1. “Noticeable One” 3:22
  2. “Windows” 4:59
  3. “It Ain’t None of Your Business” 2:55
  4. “Destination Unknown” 3:34
  5. “Walking in L.A.” 3:59
  6. “U.S. Drag” 3:36
  7. “Tears” 4:22
  8. “Here and Now” 3:26
  9. “Words” 4:25
  10. “Bad Streets” 3:41
  11. “Rock and Roll Suspension” 2:34
  12. “No Way Out” 2:45
  13. “Hello, I Love You” 2:18
  14. “Mental Hopscotch” 3:14

Dale Bozzio – vocals
Terry Bozzio – vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, drums, percussion
Warren Cuccurullo – guitar, vocals
Patrick O’Hearn – electric & synthesized bass, keyboards, synthesizers
Chuck Wild – synthesizer, keyboard

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