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Old 13-10-2013, 16:42
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Continuation of: Top Of The Pops 1978 - BBC4 (Part 2)
Why on earth would you want to end the repeats at any point in time? Let the series run till the end.
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Old 13-10-2013, 18:35
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I was wondering how long we would have to wait for 'Top Of The Pops 1978 - BBC4 (Part 3)'!
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Old 13-10-2013, 18:51
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Late 1978 was an interesting time. The new wave had become established and The Jam were kicking off a mod revival that would displace punk/new wave the following year. Also disco was at its peak and a new generation of metal bands like Motorhead were finding their feet.
Which will lead to the golden year of 1979. Punk fizzled out after the death of Sid Vicious, but what came in its place was even better, 2 Tone, NWOBHM, the start of synthesiser music, the mod revival, post punk. Can't wait for these repeats.
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Old 13-10-2013, 19:16
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Ooh, part 3.

Just wanted to respond to Ursula's post on the previous part...http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...postcount=5717

I was thinking only last week how The Associates track Party Fears Two is such an archetypal 80s song. It's one of those songs that is just defined by the time it was made. When you hear it you're instantly transported to that era, even pinpointing that specific mid-80s period. It's a great track.
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Old 13-10-2013, 19:21
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Late 1978 was an interesting time. The new wave had become established and The Jam were kicking off a mod revival that would displace punk/new wave the following year. Also disco was at its peak and a new generation of metal bands like Motorhead were finding their feet.
Which will lead to the golden year of 1979. Punk fizzled out after the death of Sid Vicious, but what came in its place was even better, 2 Tone, NWOBHM, the start of synthesiser music, the mod revival, post punk. Can't wait for these repeats.
I think it could be argued that punk in its originally recognised form was already dying in 1978. The Sex Pistols' singles post-Lydon's exit consist of either Sid Vicious, repackaged as a cartoon parody of himself to disguise his heroin addiction, or Jones and Cook's sub-heavy metal (laced, in '78, with Ronnie Biggs) ... all attempts by Malcom McLaren and Virgin to make money from a group which no longer existed in its most potent form.

By the end of 1979, most of the groups that emerged in the Pistols' wake had either imploded (X-Ray Spex), fizzled out (Buzzcocks), or lost the plot (Sham 69), and their apparent successors (the Ruts, the Members) failed to consolidate on their initial success ... leaving The Clash, The Jam, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Ian Dury and Blondie as leaders of the pack who matured and experimented with their sound and trasncended their original 'punk' label.

By 1979, the most 'punk' band in the charts were the UK Subs, who looked tired and jaded. What punk triggered - giving a platform for powerful women performers, the DIY ethic, the politics - had kicked in and the flurry of musical changes were continuing at such a pace that the year is exhilerating ... with even more change to come in 1980/1981. Exciting times - let's hope lovely Sue is right and the repeats keep coming!
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Old 13-10-2013, 19:23
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Ooh, part 3.

Just wanted to respond to Ursula's post on the previous part...http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...postcount=5717

I was thinking only last week how The Associates track Party Fears Two is such an archetypal 80s song. It's one of songs that is just defined by the time it was made. When you hear it you're instantly transported to that era, even pinpointing that specific mid-80s period. It's a great track.
Another vote from me for 'Party Fears Two' - sheer brilliance and so sad The Associates never maintained their momentum after the fantastic parent album Sulk ...
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Old 13-10-2013, 20:11
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Yikes - I don't know how to quote from Part 2 onto Part 3 -

But in reply to Faversham Saint:-

1) I think I would draw the line at The Bay City Rollers being a classic band!!

and

2) Re: OMD - I always thought Andy McClusky was a most unlikely looking popstar - I think it was the curly hairdo & Charlie Chaplin trousers!!
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Old 13-10-2013, 20:14
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Another vote from me for 'Party Fears Two' - sheer brilliance and so sad The Associates never maintained their momentum after the fantastic parent album Sulk ...
There's this appearance on Top Of The Pops of them doing 'Party Takes Two'. Billy McKenzie can't stop looking at himself in the studio monitor. I can't quite work out if it's vanity, childlike excitement of seeing himself on TV or just pure realisation that he was on TOTP overwhelming him slightly. It's possibly all three.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZSMDaewz2A
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Old 13-10-2013, 20:14
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Ooh, part 3.

Just wanted to respond to Ursula's post on the previous part...http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...postcount=5717

I was thinking only last week how The Associates track Party Fears Two is such an archetypal 80s song. It's one of those songs that is just defined by the time it was made. When you hear it you're instantly transported to that era, even pinpointing that specific mid-80s period. It's a great track.
Yes Littlegirl ( and Servalan too) - I would go as far as saying Party Fears Two is probably my most favourite single of the 1980s! - It certainly is one of the most unique! - (It was 1982 by the way - so more early than mid 80s! - The songs weren't as class in the mid 80s!!! )
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Old 13-10-2013, 20:19
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Yikes - I don't know how to quote from Part 2 onto Part 3 -
You can't directly quote from a separate thread, but you can link to a specific post.

In the top right of every post there's a hashtaged number. Click on that and it will open in the post in a new window. Copy the url and paste it in your reply. Readers can then click on the link and see what post you are responding to.

Hope that helps.
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Old 13-10-2013, 20:19
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There's this appearance on Top Of The Pops of them doing 'Party Takes Two'. Billy McKenzie can't stop looking at himself in the studio monitor. I can't quite work out if it's vanity, childlike excitement of seeing himself on TV or just pure realisation that he was on TOTP overwhelming him slightly. It's possibly all three.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZSMDaewz2A
Ooh wow - haven't seen that one - lets hope it's not a JS/DLT episode! - But I'm sure I saw a glimpse of Simon Bates so we should be ok!
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Old 13-10-2013, 20:27
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You can't directly quote from a separate thread, but you can link to a specific post.

In the top right of every post there's a hashtaged number. Click on that and it will open in the post in a new window. Copy the url and paste it in your reply. Readers can then click on the link and see what post you are responding to.

Hope that helps.
Ok thanks! - (not sure what an url is either)!
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Old 13-10-2013, 20:46
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Ok thanks! - (not sure what an url is either)!
The url is the website address that appears in the top left box, usually in the top left of your browser.

Right click on the address in the box and it should automatically highlight itself and a box will appear. Left click on copy. In your reply box simply right click again and left click paste.
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Old 13-10-2013, 21:05
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Part 3. How exciting.
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Old 13-10-2013, 21:29
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I mentioned on the old thread that one of my favourite 80s songs was 'Just Got Lucky' by JoBoxers. does anyone know if Dig Wayne is still in the music biz
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Old 13-10-2013, 21:34
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Ooh wow - haven't seen that one - lets hope it's not a JS/DLT episode! - But I'm sure I saw a glimpse of Simon Bates so we should be ok!
SB did host it's second performance but DLT still did it's first.
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Old 13-10-2013, 21:34
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There's this appearance on Top Of The Pops of them doing 'Party Takes Two'. Billy McKenzie can't stop looking at himself in the studio monitor. I can't quite work out if it's vanity, childlike excitement of seeing himself on TV or just pure realisation that he was on TOTP overwhelming him slightly. It's possibly all three.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZSMDaewz2A
Brilliant clip, never seen that before. He looks full of nervous energy.

Was listening to the Associates 'Popera' singles collection earlier. Always loved their 'Heart of Glass' cover from later in his (all too sadly short) career. Should have been huge but I think it flopped. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfqca97AnDI
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Old 13-10-2013, 21:43
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SB did host it's second performance but DLT still did it's first.
Typical!! - Unless - of course - he is exonerated by then!
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:01
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Just wanted to respond to Ursula's post on the previous part...http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...postcount=5717

I was thinking only last week how The Associates track Party Fears Two is such an archetypal 80s song. It's one of those songs that is just defined by the time it was made. When you hear it you're instantly transported to that era, even pinpointing that specific mid-80s period. It's a great track.
Looked it up, it was 82: until recently I'd never heard of The Associates, but I was only 5 then. But somehow, the instrumental bit seemed familiar on 'Party Fears Two' - was it used as a tv theme in the mid 80s, possibly a holiday type programme or maybe even an advert? I definitely remember being familiar with it even though I don't remember the charts of 82.
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:20
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Looked it up, it was 82: until recently I'd never heard of The Associates, but I was only 5 then. But somehow, the instrumental bit seemed familiar on 'Party Fears Two' - was it used as a tv theme in the mid 80s, possibly a holiday type programme or maybe even an advert? I definitely remember being familiar with it even though I don't remember the charts of 82.
Did you ever listen to Radio 4? It was on there.

I remember my dad listened to it a lot when I was at home - and one programme (can't remember which) had Party Fears Two as it's theme music!! - I couldn't believe it when I first heard it!! - Wonderful!!
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:27
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Another vote from me for 'Party Fears Two' - sheer brilliance and so sad The Associates never maintained their momentum after the fantastic parent album Sulk ...
The story of Billy MacKensie is one of the saddest in the history of rock, up there with that of Badfinger even. William you were really something.
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:33
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Back somewhere on Part Two, I described the record shop, Fine Records in Worthing as "minor." I wish to set the record ( to coin a phrase) straight.

Far from being minor this shop, while it was certainly quite small in size, was probably the best place to get punk music south of London. It carried huge clout in the Sussex area and commanded respect that the big chains simply could not attain as the punk revolution developed.

RIP.
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:37
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I think it could be argued that punk in its originally recognised form was already dying in 1978. The Sex Pistols' singles post-Lydon's exit consist of either Sid Vicious, repackaged as a cartoon parody of himself to disguise his heroin addiction, or Jones and Cook's sub-heavy metal (laced, in '78, with Ronnie Biggs) ... all attempts by Malcom McLaren and Virgin to make money from a group which no longer existed in its most potent form.

By the end of 1979, most of the groups that emerged in the Pistols' wake had either imploded (X-Ray Spex), fizzled out (Buzzcocks), or lost the plot (Sham 69), and their apparent successors (the Ruts, the Members) failed to consolidate on their initial success ... leaving The Clash, The Jam, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Ian Dury and Blondie as leaders of the pack who matured and experimented with their sound and trasncended their original 'punk' label.

By 1979, the most 'punk' band in the charts were the UK Subs, who looked tired and jaded. What punk triggered - giving a platform for powerful women performers, the DIY ethic, the politics - had kicked in and the flurry of musical changes were continuing at such a pace that the year is exhilerating ... with even more change to come in 1980/1981. Exciting times - let's hope lovely Sue is right and the repeats keep coming!
Entirely sound.

Just an anecdote to illustrate. I saw the Buzzcocks in New castle, supported by Joy Division no less, in October 1979. They were ranting and rowing on stage, and theirs was a frustrating performance. They were simply losing momentum.
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:37
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Did you ever listen to Radio 4? It was on there.

I remember my dad listened to it a lot when I was at home - and one programme (can't remember which) had Party Fears Two as it's theme music!! - I couldn't believe it when I first heard it!! - Wonderful!!
Actually it probably was! I know my mum would sometimes put Radio 4 on if she was going through one of her self-improvement phases.
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Old 13-10-2013, 22:57
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I think I would draw the line at The Bay City Rollers being a classic band!!
So would I but Jonathan King produced their first record 'Keep On Dancin'' in 1971 (as he did with Genesis a few years earlier) and love them or loathe them, like Genesis, the Bay City Rollers would go on to sell millions of records worldwide (70 million I believe) and were hailed as the biggest group since the Beatles. JK was introduced to the BCRs by their convicted child sex offender manager Tam Paton at a disco for young people in Surrey which they both used to frequent called the Walton Hop but that's another story.

Re: OMD - I always thought Andy McClusky was a most unlikely looking popstar - I think it was the curly hairdo & Charlie Chaplin trousers!!
I always thought 'Orchestral Manoevres In The Dark' was an unlikely name for a pop group but I doubt Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys would have secured a slot on TOTP if they had stuck with their original band name 'Hitlerz Underpantz'.

Ooh wow - haven't seen that one - lets hope it's not a JS/DLT episode! - But I'm sure I saw a glimpse of Simon Bates so we should be ok!
It's very doubtful we will get to see the Associates second performance of their follow-up single 'Club Country' from June 1982 as it was introduced by Jimmy Savile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4SYf9wocNk

The blonde violinist in the skimpy black swimming costume and shades is Martha Ladly, the Canadian keyboard player with Martha and the Muffins who had a UK hit two years earlier with 'Echo Beach'.
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