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60. Something for the Weekend: The Stranglers “Down in the Sewer (live)”

A mainstay of the mid-1970s punk scene, Guildford four-piece The Stranglers were often considered the illegitimate cousin of punk with an early output can be viewed as an odd breed, born out by lyrics and themes that occasionally fell into crass misogyny mixed with curiously intellectualised misanthropy. Continue reading

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55. Something for the Weekend: M “Pop Muzik”

Not many notable synth-pop / new wave artists from the late-70’s, started as wrangling folk troubadours, although much of Robin Scott’s history is unusual. Continue reading

38. Something for the Weekend: Delta 5 “Anticipation”

A key component of the late-70’s new wave / post-punk era were Leeds five-piece, Delta 5. Continue reading

35. Something for the Weekend: The Stranglers “Rok it to the Moon”

Lambasted by some at the time for not being a “proper punk band” due to their pub-rock origins, the Stranglers are one of the last surviving bands from the first generation of punk. Continue reading

31. Something for the Weekend: Cold in Berlin “Destruction”

This week’s “Something for the Weekend” presents Cold in Berlin. Continue reading

30. Something for the Weekend: Men Without Hats “The Safety Dance”

When Canada’s Men Without Hats surged forward in 1982 with their début long-player, Rhythm of Youth, it marked yet another step in the synthesised pop world. Continue reading

27. Something for the Weekend: The Slits “Typical Girls”

Starting out as a quartet in 1976, The Slits were one of the pioneers of dub-infused punk as demonstrated by songs such as “New town” and “Typical Girls” on their 1979 début LP, Cut. Continue reading

25. Something for the Weekend: New Order “Blue Monday”

One of the most successful band’s of the 1980’s, New Order emerged from the shroud of Joy Division to produce some of the most dynamic and critically acclaimed music of the decade. Continue reading

18. Something for the Weekend: The Pop Group “She is Beyond Good and Evil”

The Pop Group were quite simply one of the finest group’s to have emerged from the late-70’s punk scene. Continue reading

14. Something for the Weekend: Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill”

In 1978, English singer-songwriter Kate Bush became the first woman to have a UK number 1 with song “Wuthering Heights”, propelling the Kent native into the limelight. Continue reading

Coming Soon (Probably):

Beat Happening "Pinebox Derby"
bis "This is Fake D.I.Y."
Cabaret Voltaire "Nag Nag Nag"
Donna Summer "I Feel Love"
Electrelane (undecided)
Heloise & the Savoir Faire "Odyle"
Kortatu "Nicaragua Sandinista"
Logikparty "Anti Omerta"
Madness (undecided)
Make the Girl Dance "Wall of Death"
One Way System "No Return"
Peter and the Test Tube Babies "Shit British Tour"
PiL (undecided)
Queen of Hearts "Neon"
Sigue Sigue Sputnik "Love Missile F1-11"
Throbbing Gristle "Discipline"
Twin Crystals (undecided)

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