Tag Archive | 1990s

First and Last CDs: Rusty Fruit-Juice

I’m sure I’d have been a relatively early adopter of CDs had the Tories not screwed the economy and the bank reclaimed our house at the same time as my father left my mother with colossal debts and two boys to bring up. So, as it happens I was pretty late onto the CD scene, […]

First and Last LPs: Judas Priest from Music Galaxy to the last great hip hop record

I’ll never forget the first album I bought or where it was purchased. It was a used copy of Judas Priest’s “Unleashed in the East” at Music Galaxy in the Five-Points shopping center in Santa Barbara. Music Galaxy was operated by this wizened old woman who constantly smoked cigarettes. Her tastes tended towards what was […]

1st and last CD: Surfer Rosa in Stoke

Working out my first CD is proving difficult, but I think I’ve narrowed it down to one or two. It was sometime in 1988 and I would have been 14. I was buying a bit of vinyl by then (no longer interested in the Now That’s What I Call Music! tapes), mainly electro / hip […]

First & last: cassette singles

Last week, with LPs, was a highlight of this series, with lovely posts from rustyfruitjuice and Kellie, covering everything from deep flamenco to children’s folk to 1980s pop to retro-punk mash-up, and in particular fabulous looking record covers. What could be less cool, in contrast, than the cassette single? For me, however, for a brief […]

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: 7″ singles

[Intro to this series here.] The first single I ever bought was when the next door neighbour of my best friend Simon sold off all of his. Simon’s mum gave me and Simon the cash to buy one each. I was probably at the end of primary school. I bought Elvis Presley’s “What’d I Say” […]

Leviticus

History is Made at Night posted last week about the Luton anti-EDL demo, including this: Good to see Leviticus sound system at the start of ‘We are Luton’, playing some Bob Marley as usual! Leviticus is a successor to the Exodus Collective who famously put on massive free parties and festivals in Luton and surrounding […]