New Order – Ceremony.

In March 1981 New Order released their debut single Ceremony on the Factory label. It would just dent the U.K. Top 40 but would stay for an age in the Independent Charts (remember when the Independent Charts meant… Continue reading

Joy Division – Licht und Blindheit

Licht und Blindheit was released by Joy Division in March 1980. With a run of just over 1500 copies it was released in France only and most copies were given away. Today it will set you… Continue reading

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).

In early 1983 The Eurythmics released what would become their widest known and played song Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). The single was a gradual chart climber, the kind that hung around for an age in… Continue reading

New Model Army – Ballad.

When they look back at us and they write down their history What will they say about our generation? We’re the ones who knew everything and still we did nothing Harvested everything, planted… Continue reading

Siouxsie & The Banshees – Happy House.

In March, 1980 Siouxise & The Banshees released their 5th single Happy House on the Polydor label. It dented the U.K. Top 20 and peaked at Number 17. The song is a case of less being more. Very… Continue reading

The Clash – Tommy Gun.

In 1978 The Clash released their 6th and arguably best ever single. The single would just dent the U.K. Top 20 but what do the record buying public know anyway. Tommy Gun would feature on the bands… Continue reading

Real Nirvana. The Roadhouse. Birmingham. 29th August 2014.

Resin and Weak 13 warm up for Real Nirvana at The Roadhouse, Stirchley, Birmingham. A venue with great promise since a recent revamp. The support acts are polar opposites of each other but… Continue reading

Phil Collins! Grand Theft Auto V brought me here.

Grand Theft Auto V has a lot to answer for. Rightly I would never listen to Phil Collins. Sure In The Air Tonight was a fairly unique early 80’s Number 1 that had something about it… Continue reading

Doctor Who. It really started and ended with Tom Baker? (Part Two)

The Talons of Weng-Chiang aired in early 1977. Watching it again in 2014 it may come in for some political correctness criticism if it was aired today? Anyway, it’s tale of that borrows from Sherlock… Continue reading

Doctor Who. It really started and ended with Tom Baker? (Part One).

A few days after Christmas in 1974 I would have been 4 years old, just. I watched Doctor Who previously, or rather I was plonked in front of the television whilst it was… Continue reading