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New Lace Sleeves

New Lace Sleeves
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 21
Length: 01:17:17
Keywords 1. new
2. wave
3. modern
Created on 9/29/06 07:58am
Level 6
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Total visitors 68
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description:
In England at least, the punk explosion of 1976/1977 served to pave the way for non punk artists who had struggled for record deals and recognition in the years before. New Wave was a catchall that embraced anything good that was denied an audience before punk, plus quite a lot that was not so good and had been rightly denied an audience. We had punk poets, ska bands, singer songwriters who played punchy rock pop songs. A breath of fresh air. Enjoy some of the good, the bad and the ugly now of some of the Brit artists that trotted into view alongside punk, and followed in it's wake! Yes, there will be those not on this mix that some may think should be there. I am basing this on my memories of the era as much as anything, and memory can play tricks!

tracklist

1 Public Image Ltd. : Public Image
"You didn't listen to a word I said..." So screeched the boy called Johnny to the crowd at The Rainbow, Isling [...]
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Track 5 from First Issue
Length: 00:03:01
Year: 0000
Track Description:
"You didn't listen to a word I said..." So screeched the boy called Johnny to the crowd at The Rainbow, Islington on Christmas day, 1978, the day PIL made their live debut. Johnny Rotten and Jah Wobble delivered a haunting first single with a memorable guitar figure.
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2 Joe Jackson : Sunday Papers
Well, as far as I am concerned, Joe Jackson got a bit wimpy later on in his career. Any punk sneer he may have [...]
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Track 2 from Look Sharp
Length: 00:04:19
Year: 1979
Track Description:
Well, as far as I am concerned, Joe Jackson got a bit wimpy later on in his career. Any punk sneer he may have had at first was replaced by a vacant Gershwin gaze. He owed his breakthrough to punk/new wave though, and here he doed deliver with a vitriolic little number about the Sunday tabloids and the people who read them. Nice bassline too!
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3 Madness : Night Boat To Cairo
Thought we would atart with the Nutty Boys themselves. The second generation ska that was around in the late 7 [...]
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Track 3 from One Step Beyond
Length: 00:03:31
Year: 1979
Track Description:
Thought we would atart with the Nutty Boys themselves. The second generation ska that was around in the late 70's was so much fun. Madness embodied that fun, but could write and play as well. STill can, I believe!
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4 Lene Lovich : Lucky Number
Lene Lovich had been around quite a time before conditions were right for her to take up a recording career. B [...]
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Track 1 from Stateless
Length: 00:02:51
Year: 1978
Track Description:
Lene Lovich had been around quite a time before conditions were right for her to take up a recording career. Before this, she had been doing a different kind of recording, doing audio dubs of screams with her unique voice for use on horror movies.
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5 The Beat : Mirror In The Bathroom
I loved this band. Old Saxa blew up a storm on this song. I saw the Beat supporting The Police at Hammersmith [...]
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Track 1 from I Just Can't Stop It
Length: 00:03:31
Year: 1979
Track Description:
I loved this band. Old Saxa blew up a storm on this song. I saw the Beat supporting The Police at Hammersmith Palais (Yes, I was a white man at the Hammersmith Palais) and they were so good. All the little girls in the audience just wanted Sting though! That seems an odd concept now that he is in such AOR territory that he was once a teeny idol!
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6 Ian Dury And The Blockheads : Billericay Dickie
The cheeky chappie from Essex had languished on the pub scene for several years in Kilburn And The High Roads. [...]
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Track 5 from New Boots And Panties
Length: 00:04:17
Year: 0000
Track Description:
The cheeky chappie from Essex had languished on the pub scene for several years in Kilburn And The High Roads. I can remember the night my five friends and I made up half the audience! With a new wave of music, there came a newer wave of music biz, and indie labels like Stiff popped up and provided the perfect home for such artists!
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7 The Specials : Ghost Town
Late model Specials, their masterpiece I think. We will come back to Ska later on!
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Late model Specials, their masterpiece I think. We will come back to Ska later on!
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8 The Police : King Of Pain
Well, I thought at the time that this was The Police's most interesting single by far. I see no reason to chan [...]
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Track 8 from Synchronicity
Length: 00:04:59
Year: 1983
Track Description:
Well, I thought at the time that this was The Police's most interesting single by far. I see no reason to change that. These were people who had been around music long before any new wave. Stewart Copeland had been drummer for prog rock group Curved Air, whilst Andy Summers had been a session musician for a long time, working with such people as Kevin Ayers. Gordon Sumner (known as "Sting" beacuse of the yellow and black striped shirt he wore on jazz gigs) had been a teacher and semi-pro jazz muso. My first memory of them was appearing in a Wrigley's gum ad on UK TV long before I heard them play a note.
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9 Bad Manners : Walking In The SUnshine
Considered a bit of a joke at the time, this pseudo white reggae/ska band did deliver this fine single. Larger [...]
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Track 6 from Can Can
Length: 00:03:21
Year: 0000
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Considered a bit of a joke at the time, this pseudo white reggae/ska band did deliver this fine single. Larger than life (and also larger than me) front man Buster Bloodvessel was always good for a laugh.
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10 UB40 : Tyler
Ali and Robin Cambell formed in Mosely, Birmingham. The original members were mostly unemployed, and all learn [...]
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Track 1 from Signing Off
Length: 00:05:51
Year: 1980
Track Description:
Ali and Robin Cambell formed in Mosely, Birmingham. The original members were mostly unemployed, and all learnt their instruments together. A UB40 was the card you needed in order to recieve unemployment benefit. Teh Cambell's Dads had been folk musicians, writing teh Scottish national anthem (Flower Of Scotland) amongst other things, but UB40 had a rich reggaae sound, and a social conscience. "Tyler is guilty, a white judge he said so..."
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11 Larry Wallis : I'm A Police Car
One of the events that defined the New Wave side of things back in 1977 was the Stiffs Live Stiffs tour of the [...]
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Track 5 from Stiffs Live
Length: 00:03:59
Year: 0000
Track Description:
One of the events that defined the New Wave side of things back in 1977 was the Stiffs Live Stiffs tour of the UK fesaturing most of Stiff Records roster of acts. Ian Dury, Wreckless Eric and Elvis Costello were all there, as were two older guard acts. The Rockpile with Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe were there, as was Larry Wallis. Wallis had been a member of "The Pink Fairies" who were a UK band formed around 1969, and who very much had more than a touch of MC5 about them. This track was recorded on the Stiff tour. Apparently, the tour was so debauched that it caused Elvis Costello to write...
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12 Elvis Costello and The Attractions : Pump It Up
Yes, written as a result of the shennagins on the Stiff tour, one of the most important artists to emerge from [...]
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Track 4 from This Years Model
Length: 00:03:15
Year: 1978
Track Description:
Yes, written as a result of the shennagins on the Stiff tour, one of the most important artists to emerge from all of this sings of how you have to "Pump it up, though you don't really mean it!"
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13 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : Enola Gay
One of the few OMD singles I actually liked. They seemed to be everywhere at one point in 1980!
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Track 1 from Organisation
Length: 00:03:34
Year: 1980
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One of the few OMD singles I actually liked. They seemed to be everywhere at one point in 1980!
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14 The Selecter : Three Minute Hero
Pauline Black and the band embodied the two tone sound. They had more depth than some of the Ska revival bands [...]
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Track 1 from Too Much Pressure
Length: 00:03:02
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Pauline Black and the band embodied the two tone sound. They had more depth than some of the Ska revival bands.
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15 Squeeze : Up The Junction
Squeeze took the combined values of very sharp intelligent songwriting and sloppy pub rock into teh charts and [...]
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Track 4 from Singles:45's and Under
Length: 00:03:08
Year: 1982
Track Description:
Squeeze took the combined values of very sharp intelligent songwriting and sloppy pub rock into teh charts and onto US tours. They were a bit like what Steely Dan might of sounded like if they had been formed by your kid brother in a garage in South London. I loved them, by the way, just inc ase this does not come over well!
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16 Joy Division : Transmission
A vital song from a vital band. Ian Curteis was a man fsalling apart, but the sound of it was compelling!
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Track 2 from Permanent
Length: 00:03:34
Year: 0000
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A vital song from a vital band. Ian Curteis was a man fsalling apart, but the sound of it was compelling!
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17 The Rich Kids : Rich Kids
One of those hybrid bands, featuring Midge Ure, inbetween teeny idols Slik and Ultravox, Glenn Matlock, former [...]
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Track 9 from Ghosts Of Princes In Towers
Length: 00:02:58
Year: 0000
Track Description:
One of those hybrid bands, featuring Midge Ure, inbetween teeny idols Slik and Ultravox, Glenn Matlock, formerly of The Pistols, and one of the blokes out of visage. Actually, they were ok!
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18 Visage : Fade To Grey
Well, why no New Romantics in this collection? Well yes, they were there at the time, and here we are.
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Track 5 from Visage
Length: 00:04:22
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Well, why no New Romantics in this collection? Well yes, they were there at the time, and here we are.
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19 The Passions : I'm In Love With A German Film Star
Pretty much one hit wonders, but what a hit. Other worldly vocals and an echoplex guitar figure.
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Track 1 from Passion Plays
Length: 00:04:00
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Pretty much one hit wonders, but what a hit. Other worldly vocals and an echoplex guitar figure.
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20 The Cure : 10.15 Saturday Night
Of course Robert Smith was going to reside in this mix. The early singles really grabbed my attention at the t [...]
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Track 3 from Boys Don't Cry
Length: 00:03:40
Year: 1988
Track Description:
Of course Robert Smith was going to reside in this mix. The early singles really grabbed my attention at the time!
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21 The Teardrop Explodes : Bouncing Babies
"I used to be a bouncing baby, but now I'm just a bouncing bomb!"
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Track 0 from
Length: 00:02:28
Year:
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"I used to be a bouncing baby, but now I'm just a bouncing bomb!"
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i love this mix! i don't know how it escaped me. i think you make too many for me to keep up! i love stewart copeland and i sheepishly admit to seeing 'sting' in concert. twice.
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when i was 5 i had a cassette of synchronicity and i would listen to " king of pain" all the time...good stuff
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I've been having some explosive hormones lately, and I've been crying a lot when I'm either the littlest bit sad or quite happy. This mix made me cry, for the latter reason.
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