I'm not sure many people remember The Bible, which is a shame; frontperson Boo Herwerdine's songs were heartfelt, literate, inventive, melodious - and they looked like they might make it big for a while. They were big in our final year student flat (Wood Street, Walthamstow, just down from the Whipp's Cross roundabout, scarily distant from...bloody everywhere worth being).
They released two albums in the late 80s - usual story, the first a cracker, the second more 'mature' but somehow less gripping - and along with 'The Queen Is Dead' their debut soundtracked our stuffy London summer of 1986, the Finals done, the whole of The Rest Of Our Lives ahead of us and none of us with any sense at all of what the hell we might do with it.
And when you want to live
How d'you start
Where d'you go
Who d'you need to know?
I turned out my dusty TDK of the record in my spring rummage this year and uploaded a few tracks to the computer; they sounded great.
I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
The Bible - 'Graceland' (1986)
The Bible - 'King Chicago' (1986)