Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Old Grey Whistle Test shifts gear

Watching the clip of XTC on the Old Grey Whistle Test reminded me of the transitional period in the program in 1978. At the before launching into ‘Statue of Liberty’ band leader Andy Partridge make some snide comment about a … Continue reading

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This is Pop, Statue of Liberty

One of the first things I did on my arrival in Nottingham was to pay a visit to Virgin Records. Strange to relate, there was a time when Virgin was a decidedly edgy company releasing all sorts of records by … Continue reading

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This Is Pop…Outlandos D’Amour

By the end of 1978 the punk gold rush was coming to an end. A whole load of new bands had been formed and hastily named with The… followed by just about any noun that had not been taken. The … Continue reading

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This Is Pop

A quick perusal of this month’s Shindig magazine has convinced me that 1968 is back in fashion. It’s 50 years ago of course and so it is time to convince the ageing punters that still buy CD’s that now is … Continue reading

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