Friday, 30 April 2010

A treat for you…


I picked up this EP with a live Style Council track at a charity shop last week. It was originally free with issue 1 of The Hit, a magazine I don’t recall at all.

It’s a good performance. No idea if it’s still exclusive.

Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down (Live) (1985)
Recorded at Manchester Apollo 14/6/85

20 comments:

adam said...

I did a post about The Hit on pretendinglifeislikeasong the first but it disappeared along with the rest of the place way back when - it was meant to be something of a lads' mag but without the soft porn. It didn't last very long.

Mick said...

Interesting. I guess that explains the boxing gloves on the sleeve. I wonder who would have been 1985s Cheryl Cole if FHM had existed.

davy h said...

Suzanna Hoffs, I expect.

Mick said...

OO-er! I have to walk like an Egytian now because I can't stand up straight without having to explain myself to Mrs Mick.

Mick said...

Of course, walking like an Egyptian doesn't seem strange in this house.

Simon said...

Ah Susanna. Rickenbacker and all. I had that 7", Taste Of Cindy is still my favourite Jesus And Mary Chain tune...

Mondo said...

The boxing gloves: boxing gear was quite trendy from 83 onwards - Bowie's Let's Dance, JoBoxers, Adam Ant, Wham all referenced it. I wore Lonsdale boxing boots for almost 4 years on the bounce 83-87

Mick said...

Simon,
I haven't played any of the other tracks yet - probably never will play the Simply Red one.

Mondo,
I must be suffering from some sort of amnesia because the only thing I remember from that list is the Let's Dance cover. I thought Wham were into badminton.

adam said...

Okay. Okay.

Okay.

I think the Simply Red one is rather good. In a late night 'Susanna, just have a listen to this' kinda way.


Okay.

Mick said...

Okay. I'll give it a spin. Avalon and that 80s Marvin Gaye compilation were my 'seduction' records of choice back in the day.

Mick said...

This Marvin Gaye LP.

davy h said...

Smoothie!

Kippers said...

A pedant writes:

In point of fact, The Bangles didn't really enter the national consciousness until early '86, when Manic Monday became their first UK hit. So La Hoffs wouldn't've entered the fantasies of your typical desperate adolescent male (ie me).

Nope, the Desperately Seeking Susan-era Madge would've been the pin-up du jour in '85, and no mishtake.

Kippers said...

There should've been an additional "in 1985" at the end of the opening paragraph above, but I done forgot it. Obviously still distracted by that picture of the Hoffsmeister.

adam said...

Look what I found!

Simon said...

I beg to differ on the Susanna Hoffs thing. In 1985, Hero Takes A Fall and Going Down To Liverpool were both minor hits and my friends and me had the All Over The Place album (a great power pop record by the way).

Susanna Hoffs in the Hero Takes A Fall video: Rickenbacker and a maid's outfit. I was 16. I noticed. A lot!

Kippers said...

As an avid teenage Smash Hits reader at the time, I can confirm there were no Susanna Hoffs posters in the mag before 1986. Therefore I'd dispute her pin-up status among the general teenage populus (ie me) in 1985.

Madonna, on the other hand, was all over the shop (in so many ways).

Simon said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGuj50t_P-k

For all of you that didn't get to The Bangles before 1986 that's Hero Takes A Fall Up there.

Susanna in the maid's outfit's around the 1 minute 20 mark...;)

Anonymous said...

Enjoying your Blog - a fan of Paul Weller and, of course, Mr. Magnetism himself, Bill Nelson. Best wishes from Mike B. in Colchester, Vermont, USA

Anonymous said...

hi
is it possible to have the other tracks od this e.p.?

thanks from italy

gianluca