Tag Archive | 1980s

First and Last LPs: From Slayed? to the Burning World

I know that this is a bit late but personal issues have gotten in the way of sitting down and writing this. Cast your mind back to the year of our lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Two-  a time when colours did not just clash but fought pitched battles on the tank tops […]

First & last: 12″ singles

The first 12″ I bought is probably the worst record I ever owned. Smokey Robinson “Just to See Her” (1987, ZT 41148) was , shockingly, one of his best-selling hits, and I think was the third “come-back” of his long and checkered career. The mid-1980s was a terrible time for soul music. All the great […]

First & last: vinyl EPs

Various: The Hometown Atrocities EP I realise I actually only ever bought one EP, but according to t’internet, it is a collector’s item. Just over a thousand copies of it were released in 1989. The A side features the excellent hardcore band Jackson Penis, the so-so grebo/skatepunk band Beaver Patrol. The B side is much […]

First and last singles – from puppies to fishrmen

Released in 1972, Donny Osmond’s ‘Puppy Love’ was my first ever single. I purchased the disc from W.H.Smiths in Swiss Cottage, I was 9 years old. At the time the attention of pop-picking pre-tweens (in my street at least) was largely focused on the rival attractions of Osmond and David Cassidy. Cassidy had a slightly […]

rusty fruit juice: First and last 7 inch

I’m not proud of this but I feel talking about it will help me move on. My first seven inch single (not my first single) was Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire I’d seen the epic video on TOTP and bought it the next day with pocket money. I learnt all the words, and […]