Friday, 20 July 2007

Living By Numbers

I forgot to mention in the previous post that the songs were produced by Tony Mansfield of New Musik. That's all the excuse I need to post this classic.

mp3: New Musik - Living By Numbers

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Davy H said...

Ha! Had this on single but I think it fell victim to a straightened period when I would sell old 45s to buy new ones. It seemed a good idea at the time, but many lovely things got lost that way in hindsight.

Curses to you hindsight! Where were you back then when I needed you!

Thanks for restoring this to my collection Mick :)

Mick said...

Glad to help. Did you try CCCan't You See?

Fortunately, I kept most of my records even when I went off them. I relegated them to a "crap" box and sometimes things went full circle and they became hip again. I did, however, once swap my copy of The Ramones Rockaway Beach for The Eagles One of These Nights!!!! That still pisses me off a bit.

My most bizarre record swap involved Bob Dylan and Sailor, but I think I'll save that story for my blog.

iain said...

Top stuff Mick, and nice to see Tony Mansfield getting a nod: it was him and Martin Rushent that defined the 80's for me :)
I'll link to your blog as well....

Mick said...

I know what you mean, Iain. My personal favourite Martin Rushent moment is the Hard Times/Love Action 12-inch single. My poor old neighbours used to suffer with the squealing synths near the end of Hard Times at full volume.

iain said...

And that was the record that taught me how to be a DJ! Hard Times fits perfectly alongside the 12" of "Situation" by Yazoo, the bpms are virtually identical, the songs both have lots of "space"....after hearing the DJ at the Warehouse in Leeds mix the two of them together, I went home, bought a copy of each and tried it myself :)

Anonymous said...

hey, my young kids love "Straight Lines.'' They are no stranger to New Musik.