Friday, 12 September 2008

Let's Dance...

It’s Friday night and I’ve got several cans of beer so it must be blogging time. It occurred to me recently that it’s almost exactly 20 years since I bought my first CD player and from that moment I stopped buying vinyl albums. I'm pretty sure my last vinyl LP was Joyce Sims Come Into My Life mainly for this:

mp3: Joyce Sims - Lifetime Love

Play loud and stick your head between the speakers around the 3:40 mark

14 comments:

Davy H said...

*Gulp* I was about to say 'Well nerdy muso boy, you had a CD player way before I did and then I thought crikey, I probably bought mine in about 1990. And it's still going... (though obviously now I have said that it will explode).

dickvandyke said...

dearmick

Then you stampeded into CD golden new heaven with Simply Red, Dire Straits and Sade!

Davy H said...

Ah, 'Brothers In Arms' - enduring memory, isn't it?

Mick said...

Well I didn't do Simply Red or Sade but I did buy the Dire Straits 'Money For Nothing' compilation and God knows why because I only ever liked 'Sultans of Swing' and 'Romeo and Juliet'. Thinking about it I wish that Daily Mail 80s collection included Sade and Wham's Fantastic. They would have been worth 50p and a bit of public humiliation.

Mick said...

I’m on my second CD player in hi-fi terms. After about 10 years my first one refused to play certain discs (Kate Bush The Whole Story, Thomas Dolby Retrospectacle, Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here being constantly rejected). At first I thought the discs were faulty but it turns out either the CD player was knackered or it was turning into a music critic

Davy H said...

Dire Straits songs I have liked...

Sultans Of Swing, Wild West End and Lions off of that first LP

Romeo & Juliet and Skateaway of of the red one

Telegraph Road and Private Investigations of off ''Love Over Gold'

*gulp*

Mick said...

Forgot about Private Investigations, that was pretty good. My CD features a previously unreleased live version of Telegraph Road.

Davy H said...

You have to take it that one step too far don't you...?

Mick said...

Never mind that, give the Spandau Ballet track a listen...

So It Goes said...

Dear Davy..you slag me off for liking David Gray and Dido, and now you spew up a host of Dire Straits tracks that you profess to liking??? The words 'pot', 'kettle' and 'black' come to mind.
P.S. They just happen to be the very DS tracks that I like...and our John was partial to 'Sultans Of Swing', even though he'd never let them within a million miles of Peel Acres.

Kippers said...

I was quite partial to a bit of Dire Straits in my unhip teenage years. Your Latest Trick is marvellous.

Great choice RE Lifetime Love, by the way Mick. I really liked the Sims woman (no, not Joan!) back then too. All In All was a killer track as well.

Mick said...

If you don't mind me saying Steve, your judgement on The Jags over at Davy's place was a bit harsh. It's only a pop song.

Kippers,
You're right about All in All but Lifetime Love had certain memories for me. I was partial to a few unhip bands in my teens but DS was never one of them. I keep wanting to write about them but I'm afraid of frightening people away.

Kippers said...

Oh I never worry about frightening people away. No matter how cheesy or corny a song (or group) is, as long as I like it, it's in. It's quite liberating in a way.

Actually, that may explain why we have so few readers nowadays. Ho hum!

So It Goes said...

No, Mick, I don't mind you saying that. You are entitled to your opinion just as much as I am mine, but, as I've already told Davy, 99% of what I say is tongue in cheek anyway (and the Dido/David Gray thing goes back a long way). Mind you, people have said a lot worse about bands and songs over at my place (see Adam's cooment about Altered Images for a start).