Monday, September 22, 2008

Some Of The Best There Ever Has Been: '1982'

Dearest friends,

I can't tell you how pleased I was to read this article on my good pal J.C.'s site 'The Vinyl Villain'.
Of course I have nothing at all against your little mind robbery, J.C., in fact I do hope that you continue with the series. Moreover I think you're entirely right: doing it NOT in chronological order could turn out to be even more funnier, therefore I'll steal YOUR idea and won't continue with '1977', but '1982' instead. Enjoy these gems, folks, they mean a lot to me:

(1) 10.000 Maniacs - 'Anthem For Doomed Youth' (mp3)

(2) Attila The Stockbroker - 'Flappin' In The Wind' (live Kingston Poly)

(3) B-Movie - 'Nowhere Girl' (extended version)

(4) Culture - 'Lion Rock' (Peel Session Version)

(5) The Jam - 'Town Called Malice'

(6) The Valley Girls - 'Marina Men'

Two important songs from this year are missing, as you will already have detected: The Wild Swans' 'Revolutionary Spirit' (Google Groups won't allow me to upload files bigger than 10mb) and Orange Juice's 'Felicity' (I'm absolutely sure J.C. will give this one to us as soon as he comes to 1982 ...).

Thanks very much to all of you who have responded so far to the previous post(s): you put a smile on my face, people!




JC said...

Ah....only problem is that I've said when I dip into this series that I'll be featuring only songs that havent already appeared on TVV.

And 'Felicity' (and indeed 'Revolutionary Spirit') have been there before.

But I'll think of something.

Oh and another great selection of tunes my amigo

Anonymous said...

Nowhere Girl is definitely my track of 1982, I played it to death when it came out (same day as my sister's birthday, 12 March, if I remember rightly). But I'd have to have a Clash song in my top 5, something from Combat Rock...