ten from 1987's Festive 50

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Birthday
13
15%
Australians In Europe
7
8%
Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft
4
4%
Big Decision
7
8%
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
8
9%
True Faith
16
18%
Preposterous Tales
2
2%
Schizophrenia
6
7%
Rebel Without A Pause
15
17%
April Skies
11
12%
 
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ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby CLOWN » 16 Dec 2017, 14:35

I remember the countdown quite well - a vintage year, for sure.

Many of these tunes thrilled me to my very core AND I'M NOT ASHAMED TO ADMIT IT.

Choose the three that mean the most to you.



















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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby The Modernist » 16 Dec 2017, 14:41

!!VAPRANT!! wrote:I remember the countdown quite well - a vintage year, for sure.



In fact British indie/alternative music was in decline by 1987 from its earlier peaks. The post C86 years were a bit of a low.

Anyway I voted True Faith, Birthday, Rebel.. all a cut above the indie litter on the rest of the list. I did like Big Decision and April Skies at the time, and they sound okay/decent now.

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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby Dayodead » 16 Dec 2017, 15:03

Smiths, SY, J+M Chain....Tough list to choose from...Sugarcubes, PE and New Order are not far off....

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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 16 Dec 2017, 15:06

Weddos, Petrol, Ludicrous
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Postby Butch Manly » 16 Dec 2017, 15:10

Sugarcubes
Public Enemy
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Postby Ranking Ted » 16 Dec 2017, 15:22

Rebel, Faith, Decision

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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby Rayge » 16 Dec 2017, 17:03

True Faith, April Skies and Schizophrenia, in that order. In fact, True Faith (12" mix) might well be in an all-time top 10 tracks (if not, certainly in the 20)
The only one I dislike is Birthday
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby CLOWN » 16 Dec 2017, 17:06

'True Faith' just sounds inept - dated in all the worst ways, and a chorus which promises to blow you away - and then just sits there like a bored techie eating a pork pie.
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby Rayge » 16 Dec 2017, 17:09

!!VAPRANT!! wrote:'True Faith' just sounds inept - dated in all the worst ways, and a chorus which promises to blow you away - and then just sits there like a bored techie eating a pork pie.


Not to me, JC, but Chacun à son gout terrible, and all that.
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby never/ever » 17 Dec 2017, 09:15

Quite, Ray. True Faith for me too, one of their finest melodic moments and that 12" is brilliant.
Tough to choose only 2 next to that... That I Ludicrous-track I remember hearing in a club and thinking that the DJ was the one gasbagging over the top of it.
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Postby clive gash » 17 Dec 2017, 09:22

True Faith, Sonic Youth and, barely, JAMCMOR.
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby McBastard » 17 Dec 2017, 09:57

PE, TPE, Fall Group.

I liked all of the top ten at the time, but True Faith, Last Night..., and April Skies less than the rest.

I loved listening to and taping the Festive 50 shows.
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby Rayge » 17 Dec 2017, 12:16

Rayge wrote:True Faith, April Skies and Schizophrenia, in that order.

kewl klive wrote:True Faith, Sonic Youth and, barely, JAMCMOR.

blimey, how did that happen?
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby CLOWN » 17 Dec 2017, 12:19

Nice to see some pro-SY comments, as sparse as they are. They made a special noise sometimes.
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Postby Rayge » 17 Dec 2017, 13:04

!!VAPRANT!! wrote:Nice to see some pro-SY comments, as sparse as they are. They made a special noise sometimes.


They were wonderful in the 80s and the 00s, although I went off them a bit in the Geffen years. They and Yo La Tengo have, between them, the greatest body of work of any American band in the last 30-odd years, maybe ever, but they get such short shrift on here that I've mostly kept schtum about my love for both of them. Between them, they took the legacy of the VU and ran with it better than anyone else I'm familiar with.
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby CLOWN » 17 Dec 2017, 13:15

I'll give Yo La Tengo one more try, then.

Which two songs, Ray?
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby The Modernist » 17 Dec 2017, 13:27

Rayge wrote:
!!VAPRANT!! wrote:Nice to see some pro-SY comments, as sparse as they are. They made a special noise sometimes.


They were wonderful in the 80s and the 00s, although I went off them a bit in the Geffen years. They and Yo La Tengo have, between them, the greatest body of work of any American band in the last 30-odd years, maybe ever, but they get such short shrift on here.


BCB has made its position very clear on this and that should be respected and adhered to.
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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby CLOWN » 17 Dec 2017, 13:28

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Re: ten from 1987's Festive 50

Postby Dayodead » 17 Dec 2017, 14:17

Rayge wrote:
!!VAPRANT!! wrote:Nice to see some pro-SY comments, as sparse as they are. They made a special noise sometimes.


They and Yo La Tengo have, between them, the greatest body of work of any American band in the last 30-odd years, maybe ever, but they get such short shrift on here that I've mostly kept schtum about my love for both of them. Between them, they took the legacy of the VU and ran with it better than anyone else I'm familiar with.


Completely agree (But you already know that, Ray...) Have never hidden my love for these two...

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Postby Dayodead » 17 Dec 2017, 14:20

!!VAPRANT!! wrote:I'll give Yo La Tengo one more try, then.

Which two songs, Ray?


You can't sum up Yo la Tengo in two songs...They are definitely an album band...start with any album from this run:

Painful (1993)
Electr-O-Pura (1995)
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)