Spring Session M

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Spring Session M
Studio album by Missing Persons
Released October 1982
Genre New wave
Length 42:38
Label Capitol
Producer Ken Scott
Missing Persons chronology
Spring Session M
(1982)
Rhyme & Reason
(1984)
Singles from Spring Session M
  1. "Words"
    Released: May 1982
  2. "Destination Unknown"
    Released: September 1982
  3. "Windows"
    Released: January 1983
  4. "Walking in L.A."
    Released: February 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C+)[2]

Spring Session M is the debut studio album by American new wave band Missing Persons, released in October 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 seventeen 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 and the music videos received regular airplay on MTV.

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Noticeable One"   3:22
2. "Windows"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • D. Bozzio
4:59
3. "It Ain't None of Your Business"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
2:55
4. "Destination Unknown"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • D. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
3:34
5. "Walking In L.A."  
  • T. Bozzio
3:59
6. "U.S. Drag"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
3:36
7. "Tears"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • D. Bozzio
4:22
8. "Here and Now"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • D. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
3:26
9. "Words"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
3:25
10. "Bad Streets"  
  • T. Bozzio
3:41
11. "Rock and Roll Suspension"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • D. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
2:34
12. "No Way Out"  
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
2:45
Total length:
42:38

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Producer: Ken Scott
  • Engineer: Ken Scott
  • Art Direction: Glen Wexler
  • Photography: Glen Wexler

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1983 Pop Albums 17
1984 The Billboard 200 175

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Destination Unknown" Mainstream Rock 24
1982 "Destination Unknown" Pop Singles 42
1982 "Words" Mainstream Rock 60
1982 "Words" Pop Singles 42
1983 "Walking In L.A." Mainstream Rock 12
1983 "Walking In L.A." Pop Singles 70
1983 "Windows" Mainstream Rock 22
1983 "Windows" Pop Singles 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spring Session M at AllMusic
  2. ^ CG: Missing Persons. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on 2014-05-12.