Once again, eight pages long, with four pages arranged in a centerfold spread.
Paul Evans profiles the "Fascinatin' Funk" of Prince
Tony Paris provides his perspective on the troubled Atlanta music scene in his column called Circumstances
Mitchell Feldman returns to his Jazz Beat column, and contributes a round-up of record reviews focusing on releases on the Prestige label
David T. Lindasy debuts as a MUZIK! contributer with his article on The Essence of Schlock
Rounding out the issue are critical reviews of albums by PiL, Kim Carnes, Gang of Four, Grateful Dead, Magazine, The Producers, Santana, Mason Daring & Jeanie Stahl, Pretenders, and Joe Ely .
This issue also marks the debut of writers J. E. Sumrell and John Long.
Not only that, but there are four advertisers helping foot the bill this time around!