After annual releases since the band's first record, FIRE, LAVA's fourth LP, came in the spring of 1984. The album received the Spellemannspris in the pop class. The band had previously been nominated in the category for rock with Prime Time from 1982. FIRE surprised with its pop and unsentimental expression, and also became the band's best-selling album up to that point. "You", the duet with Randy Crawford, became the big hit from FIRE. The collaboration with Crawford spanned the next decade, with tours and concerts all over the world. It was such a busy year that the next release from the band did not come until 1990. With first-class musical performances, a broad and playful range of ideas, new production techniques and new technology, LAVA and FIRE Norway entered the 80s in earnest. The band also became a source of inspiration for a new generation of Norwegian musicians
Jon-Willy Rydningen (b.1966) Keyboardist, composer and producer from Sandnessjøen in Nordland. Has worked in the studio or on stage with artists and bands such as Junipher Greene, The Monroes, Thowsen, Trine Rein, Anita Skorgan, Jørn Hoel, Jahn Teigen, Ingrid Bjørnov, Odd René Andersen, Nik Kershaw, Gloria Gaynor and Henning Kvitnes. And actually also LAVA. Growing up musically in the 80s with a dream of a life as a recording musician, and fanboy of LAVA from their first sign of life. Thinks and means loudly and a lot, but this is his first book.