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    Yes, I'm blatantly fucking with people now.

    Remember the rules of this thread: you may comment, but only I may post videos.
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    i have a split 7" single here somewhere with that skids track on one side and Babylon Burning by The Ruts on the other side. One side gets played waaaay more than the other.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2009
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    Ahhh the skids. "Scared to Dance" was one of the first records i ever bought from a second hand record store in 1986. Into the valley is still a great song. It was basically the gateway into my full on Big country Obsession that lasted for about 3 years....
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
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    God, I remember seeing Swords of 1000 Men on MTV back in the day. They showed about the same time as Safety Dance by Men Without Hats and some Adam and the Ants video or another. Didn't Edward Tudorpole claim to be descended from Henry VIII?

    Sparks. I never got into them, vaguely knew who they were, until I found Matt Howarth's "Those Annoying Post Bros.," featuring hilariously ultra-violent Ron & Russ Post, named after Ron & Russ Mael from Sparks. I like that clip above. It totally sounds like something Amanda Palmer would cover.
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    I love Into the Valley and I don't care.

    EDIT: Actually, drawing a line between Palmer and Sparks is an interesting one, which I'd never thought of which makes a lot of sense. Always worth remembering that This Town... was a No 2 hit. Pop music is amazing.

    KG
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
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    I see nothing wrong with any of the last few suggestions. What am I missing? They're brilliant.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
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    i have a split 7" single here somewhere with that skids track on one side and Babylon Burning by The Ruts on the other side. One side gets played waaaay more than the other.


    I'm pretty sure I have that same single!
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      CommentAuthorRooth
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
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    I love that Skids track, but I have never heard of Tenpole Tudor before, and I quite liked it too. - I hadn't been exposed to very much British post punk stuff while growing up where I did in Canada- (but now that I have an account with last.fm I'm making up for it big time). I really like the Undertones, the Ruts, the Stranglers... beautiful stuff, and it's all brand new to me.
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    You weren't into the X Ray Spex at all, were you?
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    Boring Bob Grover, now there was an Eighties pop star...

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    'Eighties pop star' has gotta be in the running for nastiest insult ever.
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    hahahaha

    Yeah, but LOOK how Eighties that "Zambesi" clip is.
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    yeah, it's of Black Lace proportions.

    do you think the drummers chicken suit was borrowed from The Tweets?
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
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    Puts me in mind of Rip, Rig and Panic and even the jazzy croonings of Matt Bianco (whom I have a soft spot for, even though I know they would get shredded here).
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    not to mention the woeful Pigbag.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2009
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    Man, there was a whole explosion of bands that had a bunch of ex-punkers who discovered horn-lines, hired a black singer, and decided loose jazz needed to be in the charts. Probably also pulling from all the kids who grew up with the Ska scene wanting to cobble together a band.
    Oh, don't forget Amazulu...