…Martha and the Muffins
Give me one track to follow from that era, or one track to follow the most recently posted, for a playlist.
Echo Beach really is a stonker.
All fantastic suggestions ! I've got 'em all on my phone right this minute 😀 (Gonna listen as soon as I finish typing)
How about adding Peter Gabriel's 'Solisbury Hill' to the mix?
Or something by the Clash? Or the Ruts?
Can I be bold and suggest: Famous Blue Raincoat / Jennifer Warnes; Broken Glass / Hazel O'Connor; perhaps something by Public Enemy? Classic songs either deeply melancholic, or shouty rants about society's ills. 🙂
Happy Sunday to all !
Could take any of The Cure’s first three singles of that year so I’ll go for Jumping Someone Else’s Train (and the last track the original bassist was in before a change in line up and they briefly became a 4 piece)
Saw predecessors to SoD, Theatre of Hate in some dodgy Manc cellar club way back
Didn't Spear of Destiny form from the remnants of Theatre of Hate and Ian Astbury's Southern Death Cult/Alien Sex Fiend?
Not sure about that, but I remember seeing Southern Death Cult once, maybe at Deeside Leisure Centre on the Futurama weekender?
Also remember seeing Mark Riley and the Creepers at Hebden Trades Club, we chatted to Riley in the bogs during his set break, my mate was wearing an Alien Sex Fiend t-shirt, and when they went back on stage kicked off the first number with "this one's for the alien sex fiend in the toilets".
Randomly, a guy in a petrol station off the A9 recommended this to me when I was driving up to Torridon last summer. I think I was buying a muffin with my coffee. Anyway - yes, an absolute stonker! Had never heard (of) it before, but was grateful to the bloke for the suggestion.
> This thread should have fallen down a Blondie worm-hole by now…
Almost four full days and nobody has gone properly off topic so here is one from 1994, if people like Echo Beach and The Go-Betweens (and Warren Ellis playing a violin), this should go down well. From Robert Forster's covers album.