Sunday, 27 April 2008
This week, I have mostly been listening to
Another i-pod full of early 80s synth pop and suchlike, must be a mid-life crisis or something but I keep going back to my earliest musical memories. The tracks include some excellent early stuff by Ultravox long before Midge Urine became best pals with Sir Bob: These early 80s videos are the definition of pretentious, but this track in particular is great with that throbbing analogue bassline. Also on the playlist is Vince 'I can't stand the fame' Clarke with Alison 'should have done opera' Moyett, or Yazoo if you prefer: A band that I thoroughly liked for a long while, before they released the likes of 'Alive and Kicking' and 'Waterfront', was Simple Minds. I like the very early stuff, but the later New Gold Dream album was a favourite then and now: In fact, the whole listening experience has been so enjoyable I'm leaving it on for another week or so.