I really sincerely do hope that this is the start of something which will not turn out to be dead again after a few weeks, but as per today I’m rather confident to keep up with the project until its finalisation.
Some of you may recall this post’s title, which of course is shamelessly stolen from the mighty Vinyl Villain (although I asked for his approval to do this beforehand and he very kindly obliged. More importantly he even persuaded me to get the thing going and who am I to argue with the great man?).
And for those of you who can’t remember Jim’s original series, here’s the idea behind it:
I’ll become 45 years of age mid of June this year and until then I’ll provide you with 45 different 7” Singles (which all spin on 45 RPM obviously). The records in result will by no means be chosen from a comprehensive list of everything that was fine within the last 2000 years …. basically I - rather quickly - rifled through my boxes with 7”s and picked out 45 of those which I still like a lot these days. Also I didn’t even bother to try to rate those in one form or another, so I’ll make the sequential arrangement up as I go along … in other words don’t be astonished that #39 might be worse than #4, for example. There are very few though which I regard as being outstandingly good and I’ll try to keep them until the end of the series. Hope this works out ….
Also I try not to bore you with long and uninteresting stories about which girl I fell in love with although she thought I was just a twat when I bought a specific record, a little bit of info perhaps about the band and there you are ….
Needless to say that comments are very highly appreciated, the more the merrier of course. The truth of the matter is that those will keep the series going at the end of the day …
Okay, so, without further ado, here’s to you …. my number one:
(Beggars Banquet – BEG 111, 1984)