Friday, February 11, 2011

A Pop At The 80s


Our occasional series of extended 80s classics builds into a magnificent library your whole family will enjoy.

This week, another song sort of suggested by the Liverpool book, and one of the first things I remember being excited to find on iTunes before I knew how to computerise my records. This though is a Full Fat, 100% real fruit luxury sound rip from the original 12 inch vinyl. Because I loves ya.

Crazy guy that Wylie.

I'm tired and old and broke but I'll say hello to a little drink, if you're asking.

Wah! - 'The Story Of The Blues Part I and Part II' (1982)

19 comments:

  1. It's perfect that, I love the second half, so very Kevin.

    The Manics Design For Life was inspired by this, they even got in Mike Hedges in to do the production.

    Mike never gets talked about when it comes to the 80s, but it's always surprising how many 80s greats he produced.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hedges

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  2. I'm out and about tonight* chaps so have a good scoop if you're opening anything..

    *Waddya mean again - you sound like Mrs M now. Who wasn't best pleased when I rolled in at 7:30 am last Saturday morning, after me promising midnight latest. Whoops, sort of the Waterloo Incident revisited..

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  3. You have a rock and roll lifestyle Mond. I, on the other hand, lead a monk-like existence.

    Didn't know Mike Hedges produced The Cure and Banshees. Shame about the Dido - but then I guess a gig is a gig is a gig.

    The city intellectuals of the world are divorced from the folk-bodied blood of the land and are just rootless fools.

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  4. There weren't /that/ many records which had me stopping what I was doing and just staring dumbly at the radio when I first heard them, but that was one. Takes me straight back to bedsitland, with all the good times and bad times that that implies. Ta ever so.

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  5. The preachy talky bit always puts me in mind of those old Carla Lane 'comedies'. I keep expecting him to start telling us how great rabbits are.

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  6. As Sal Paradise said 'tonight I'll probably be nodding off infront of the telly with a couple of glasses of red'. Man.

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  7. Sweet sherry for me. I'm in shock.

    I'm bereft, bewildered n beleagured - O'Neills have stopped selling Guinness Red in Leeds. (I know, I know, you never believed me that it existed anyway).

    Couldn't believe it when Ginger and I frequented the cod-Irish emporium post work this very evening to see the bar sans Red. "I wish to register a complaint" I said to goatee beardy boy with large silly black disc in one ear lobe. (Not unlike the Ubugu-Agogo Tribe (affiliated) of North-East Borneo).

    "No call for it, chum". Well I'm feckin 'calling for it' you tosser.

    Well that's my story of the blues. Funnily enough, just been playing Gary Moore's song of the same name. His guitar gently wept alreet.

    I love you all.

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  8. Hie thee over to Drew's Dickie - there's whiskey in the jar. Guinness Red! ROTFL! (as I believe the young people say).

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  9. Will people stop using fucking childspeak, Colin over at JC's last Sunday, I'm sure Simon has been at it in the past and now you Mr H, you should know better. It doesn't make you any more "down with the kids" than me wearing my jeans half way down my arse!

    BTW, WTF does ROTFL mean?

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  10. gosh but i loved wah!. i got my dad to pick me up the shambeko! say wah! single from brady's opposite his works just so he'd have to ask for it and seven minutes to midnight still sounds wonderous. i'll dig that first lp out over the weekend i think for a bit of pomp punk
    x
    ps
    there's forever a drink ready for you dearie

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  11. Thank you my dear.

    It would be lovely if you popped some of that up at yours.

    x

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  12. ps

    for a whole lot more liverpoolness i just came across this
    http://music-isms.blogspot.com/
    the incestuous liverpool music scene
    x

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  13. there's wah! superness here for starters
    http://music-isms.blogspot.com/2007/12/wah-part-1-1980-1981.html

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  14. Took me a while to pluck up the courage to pop my head round the Friday door (given recent events) but what a lovely surprise when eventually I took a peak!

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  15. You really need to give the 12" of 'Duel' a listen you know. It's a terrific record.

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