OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

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I Can't Wait
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Happy Hour
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Higher Love
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Invisible Touch
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby ORORORO » 10 Jan 2018, 22:20

Bad? It was a fucking nightmare
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby The Red Heifer » 10 Jan 2018, 22:30

"I Can't Wait" is pretty great. I've heard the Genesis and Winwood more than I have ever needed to hear pieces of music, the curse of the classic hits work radio.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby gash on ignore » 10 Jan 2018, 22:31





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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jan 2018, 22:36

Always liked the BAD track, with 'Performance' samples how could I not.
The SSS is nearly exciting - the ideas are there (Eddie Cochran on a spaceship). If only they'd beefed up the sound instead of going for the thin, tinny production they did. Someone should've played them a DAF record to show them how it was done.
Edit: I assumed you'd posted 'Love Missile', but I see it's one of the others. They couldn't write a decent tune at all could they? Ultimately I think Tony James talent was in advertising.

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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Copehead » 10 Jan 2018, 22:43

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The Modernist wrote:!986 was a pretty bad year.
I have a liking for 'I Can't Wait', without regarding it as a classic or anything. It's good candyfloss pop that works. Of course if you hear it too often, the irritating factor starts creeping in. Despite some icky production choices, 'Higher Love' is decent. The other two are horrible.


The year of C86, the high point in UK music, a bad year?

You silly billy.

Go an listen to your Soup Dragons singles


On the one hand you had the talentless, unambitious lot of C86 regurgitating The Buzzcocks but without the tunes and power, and on the hand a lot of faceless chart crap like Living in a Box, and just to rub salt in the wounds you had the commercial resurgence of bands like Genesis and Queen: back even more uglier and successful than before.
Like I said a bad year.


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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby gash on ignore » 10 Jan 2018, 22:46

Yeah I was vaguely aiming for July so had to pick that (and prob should’ve gone with Medicine Show).

BAD were good fun. I liked the Sputnik thing because it was my period of maximum NME-ing and their Paul Morely cover (Would You Pay 4 Million Pounds For This Crap) exited me but the music (first single apart) wasn’t any good.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby gash on ignore » 10 Jan 2018, 22:56

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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Copehead » 10 Jan 2018, 23:08

The Modernist wrote:Always liked the BAD track, with 'Performance' samples how could I not.
The SSS is nearly exciting - the ideas are there (Eddie Cochran on a spaceship). If only they'd beefed up the sound instead of going for the thin, tinny production they did. Someone should've played them a DAF record to show them how it was done.
Edit: I assumed you'd posted 'Love Missile', but I see it's one of the others. They couldn't write a decent tune at all could they? Ultimately I think Tony James talent was in advertising.


You are right about the horrible tinny production, BAD could be just as bad, which is odd considering Letts' involvement. I assume it was all the Gak. Nasty hissy stuff with no bottom end
They were both good ideas let down by poor production, and in SSS's case an inability to write a memorable song.
It is pretty bad when PWEI parody you and end up making a better job of it and go on to make a decent career out of doing it better.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby Copehead » 10 Jan 2018, 23:10



Yes G is talking out his arse, it was just a bad period for the sort of aural clag that he enjoys, there was always interesting stuff around in the 80s.
Perhaps there still is but I am too old and out of touch to know what it is, I've never even heard a Stormyz track

Love Kills is a brilliant track as good as anything on Combat Rock. The film Sid and Nancy also has a brilliant little known Pogues track on it:



Also from 86, further debunking Moddie's cloth eared hypothesis.
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby The Modernist » 10 Jan 2018, 23:14

Sorry Nev, but that Strummer track is terrible.

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Re: OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby gash on ignore » 10 Jan 2018, 23:26

Nah I like it and the video’s ace. A better rhythm track would lift it though.

That and Sightsee MC are Joe’s last gleaming for me, decent but lacking (Mick) after that.
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Re: OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby gash on ignore » 10 Jan 2018, 23:29

Happier, gentler times.
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Re: OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby Polishgirl » 11 Jan 2018, 00:26

I fucking love that Gwen Guthrie song.

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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby ORORORO » 11 Jan 2018, 00:28

The Modernist wrote:Sorry Nev, but that Strummer track is terrible.


I love it. Better than most of Sandinista and Combat Rock
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Re: OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby fange » 11 Jan 2018, 02:11

My '86...

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Re: OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby gash on ignore » 11 Jan 2018, 10:33

Get well soon fange!
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Re: OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby Ranking Ted » 11 Jan 2018, 10:35

All of Nev’s tracks - except for the pisspoor SSS - are RT approved corkers. Love Kills is ace!

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Re: OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby fange » 11 Jan 2018, 10:36

Never better gashy!
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Re: HORRORS of JULY 1986

Postby fange » 11 Jan 2018, 10:39

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That's what i'm talkin about!
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Re: OLD GETS REMINISCE: JULY 1986

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Jan 2018, 11:21



I'd almost forgotten the existence of this. Love the 'just learned the piano' sound.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.