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The Comsat Angels - It's History

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On this date in 1982, The Comsat Angels released their sixth single, "It's History". It was backed by "Zinger". The B side appeared on their third album, Fiction. The A side did not but was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD.

Fun Boy Three - The Telephone Always Rings

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On this date in 1982, Fun Boy Three released their fourth single, "The Telephone Always Rings". It was backed by "The Alibi". The A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #17 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




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Culture Club - White Boy

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On this date in 1982, Culture Club released their first single, "White Boy". It was backed by "Love Twist". Both songs appeared on their debut album, Kissing To Be Clever. While the single did not crack the top 100 in the U.K., number one singles were on their way for the band by year's end.




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Happy Birthday!

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Wayne Kramer of MC5 turns 59 today.


MC5, left to right: Fred "Sonic" Smith, Dennis Thompson,
Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer and Michael Davis.


MC5...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An excellent MC5 site: makemyday.free.fr/mc5


MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)

Altered Images - A Day's Wait

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On this date in 1981, Altered Images released their second single, "A Day's Wait". It was backed by "Who Cares?" The A side appeared on their debut album, Happy Birthday. The B side did not but was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The single did not chart.




Altered Images - Happy Birthday, Dead Pop Stars and A Day's Wait (on TV 1982)

Killing Joke - Follow The Leaders

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On this date in 1981, Killing Joke released their fifth single, "Follow The Leaders" backed by "Tension". Both songs appeared on their second album, What's THIS for...! The single reached the #55 spot on the U.K. singles chart.

The Members - Working Girl

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On this date in 1981, The Members released their seventh single, "Working Girl". It was backed by "Holiday In Tanganika" and "Everyday Is Just A Holiday". The A side was on their third album, Uprhythm Downbeat. The B sides were not but were added as bonus tracks when the album was re-released on CD.




The Members - Working Girl

The Teardrop Explodes - Treason

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On this date in 1981, The Teardrop Explodes released their fourth single, "Treason (It's Just A Story)". It was backed by "Use Me". The A side appeared on their debut album, Kilimanjaro. The B side was a non-LP track. Those who bought the 12 inch version got an extra song, "Traison (C'est Just Une Histoire)" (the French version of "Treason") which was also a non-LP track. The single reached the #18 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




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Plastics - Welcome Back

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On this date in 1981, The Plastics released an LP called Welcome Back which was primarily a greatest hits album. When released in the U.S. (their first release in the U.S.), the songs would be re-recorded and the album re-named simply The Plastics. They were, of course, from Japan.




The Plastics - Copy (1980)



BLOGLOAD: The Plastics - Welcome Back @ rho-xs
(scroll down to find The Plastics post)
There's lots of YMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra) stuff too:

Chelsea - Look At The Outside

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On this date in 1980, Chelsea released their sixth single, "Look At The Outside". It was backed by "Don't Get Me Wrong". Both songs appeared on their second album, Alternative Hits. The single did not chart.




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The Exploited - Attack

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On this date in 1982, The Exploited released their fifth single, "Attack" backed by "Alternative". "Alternative" appeared on their second album, Troops Of Tomorrow. "Attack" was a non-LP track. The single did not chart.



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Anti-Pasti - Burn In Your Own Flames

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On this date in 1982, Anti-Pasti released their fourth single, "East To The West" backed by "Burn In Your Own Flames". Both songs appeared on their second album, Caution In The Wind. The single did not chart.

The Associates - Club Country

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On this date in 1982, The Associates released their eleventh single, "Club Country". The song appeared on the band's third album, Sulk. The B side was a non-LP track called "A.G. It's You Again". The 12 inch also offered "Ulgragyceptemol" (also from Sulk) and a remixed version of "Club Country". The single reached the #10 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




The Associates - Club Country

Japan - The Art Of Parties

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On this date in 1981, Japan released their fourteenth single, "The Art Of Parties". The B side was "Life Without Buildings". The A side appeared on their fifth album, Tin Drum. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #48 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




Japan - The Art Of Parties (live 1982)

Adam and the Ants - Stand And Deliver

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On this date in 1981, Adam and the Ants released their tenth single, "Stand And Deliver". It was from their third album, Prince Charming. The B side was a non-LP track called "Beat My Guest", a song written in the early days of Adam and the Ants. The single was their first #1 single in the U.K.




Adam and the Ants - Stand And Deliver

OMD - Messages

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On this date in 1980, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark released its third single, "Messages" It was backed by "Taking Sides Again". The A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The B side was a non album track but was added as a bonus track when re-released on CD. The single climbed to the #13 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




OMD - Messages (live around 1985)




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OMD - Best Of - 80sandme.blogspot.com

Blondie - In The Flesh

On this date in 1977, Blondie released their second single, "In The Flesh". It was backed by "Man Overboard". Both songs appeared on their 1976 debut album, Blondie. "In The Flesh" was only released in Australia where it went to #2 on the singles chart. It wound up being the B side to "X Offender" everywhere else.




Blondie - In The Flesh




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Blondie - debut album - 123mp3.blogspot.com

The Jam - In The City

On this date in 1977, The Jam released their debut single, "In The City". The B side was "Takin' My Love". Both songs appeared on their debut album, In The City. The single would reach the #40 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




The Jam - In The City




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The Jam - live in 1977 - hear-rock-city.blogspot.com

The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow

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In April of 1987, The Smiths released their fourteenth single, "Sheila Take A Bow". The single contained two songs on its reverse side, both taken from Peel sessions. They were "Is It Really So Strange" and "Sweet And Tender Hooligan". None of these songs appeared on a studio album but all three were included on the Louder Than Bombs compilation released later in the year. The single was their highest charting U.K. single ever, peaking at #10.




The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow

The Subhumans - Reasons For Existence

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On this date in 1982, The Subhumans released their third EP, Reasons For Existence. It was a four song EP with the following songs: "Reasons For Existence", "Big City", "Peroxide" and "Cancer". This is the U.K. punk band, not the Canadian hardcore punk band of the same name.

APB - Palace Filled With Love

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On this date in 1982, APB released their third single, "Palace Filled With Love". It was backed by "All Your Life With Me". Both songs appeared on their debut album which was not released until 1985. The single did not chart.

A Certain Ratio - To Each

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On this date in 1981, A Certain Ratio released its debut vinyl album (they released a cassette only LP in 1980) called To Each. The album did not chart and did not yield any singles, unless you include "The Fox" which was on a previously released four song EP that included "Shack Up".

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up

On this date in 1978, Elvis Costello released his sixth single, "Pump It Up". It was backed by "Big Tears". The A side appeared on his second album, This Year's Model. The B side was a non-LP track but was included on the album when it was re-released on CD. The single climbed to #24 on the U.K. Singles chart.




Pump It Up - Elvis Costello

Spandau Ballet

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In April, 1983, Spandau Ballet released their tenth single, "True". It was backed by "Gently". The A side was from their third album, True. The B side was a non-LP track. The single would be the #1 single in the U.K. this week in 1983. It would reach the #4 spot in the U.S.




Spandau Ballet - True




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Spandau Ballet - Gold (the best of) - ksoze.blogspot.com

Blondie - Island Of Lost Souls

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On this date in 1982, Blondie released their eighteenth single, "Island Of Lost Souls". It was backed by "Dragonfly". Both songs were on their sixth album, The Hunter. The single climbed to #11 in the U.K. and #37 in the U.S.



Blondie - Island Of Lost Souls (live 1982)



BLOGLOAD: Blondie - The Singles Box Set

Modern English - Life In The Gladhouse

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On this date in 1982, Modern English released their third single, "Life In The Gladhouse". It was the first single from their second album, After The Snow. The B side was "The Choicest View" which was a non-LP track (but added as a bonus track when re-released as a CD). The single did not chart.

TV Smith's Explorers - The Servant

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On this date in 1981, TV Smith's Explorers released their second single, "The Servant". It was backed by "Looking Down On London". The A side appeared on their debut album, Last Words Of The Great Explorer. The B side was a non-LP track. Neither the single nor album charted. TV Smith was, of course, the former front man of The Adverts.

The Outcasts - Magnum Force

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On this date in 1981, The Outcasts released their sixth single, "Magnum Force". The B side was "Gangland Warfare" (which was a previous B side as well). The Belfast, Ireland band never released anything that charted but are a must have if you don't already know them.

Happy Birthday!

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Marco Pirroni of Adam & The Ants (and an original member of Siouxsee & The Banshees) turns 48 today.


Adam and the Ants, clockwise from bottom: Adam Ant,
Terry Lee Miall, Marco Pirroni, Merrick and Gary Tibbs


Adam & The Ants...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The official Adam & The Ants website: adam-ant.net


Adam & The Ants - Antmusic (1980)

Patti Smith - Wave

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On this date in 1979, Patti Smith released her fourth album, Wave. It contained the single "Frederick" (which went to #63 on the U.K. singles chart). The album, itself, fared better in the U.S. where it reached the #18 spot on the albums chart. It peaked at #41 in the U.K.

Sham 69 - Angels With Dirty Faces

On this date in 1978, Sham 69 released their fourth single, "Angels With Dirty Faces". It was backed by "The Cockney Kids Are Innocent". The A side appeared on their second album, That's Life. The B side did not but was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The single climbed to the #19 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




Sham 69 - Angels With Dirty Faces (on TV)




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Lots of Oi! including Angels With Dirty Facesby Sham 69 - www.borninthebasement.net


Note: Sham 69 was not really an Oi! band though their later material fit the genre. These guys were one of the early U.K. punk bands.

Depeche Mode - The Meaning Of Love

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On this date in 1982, Depeche Mode released thier fifth single, "The Meaning Of Love". It was backed by "Oberkorn (It's A Small Town)". The A side appeared on their second album, A Broken Frame. The B side was a non-LP track but was added as a bonus track on this album when it was re-released on CD. The single climbed to #12 in the U.K.




Depeche Mode - The Meaning Of Love

X - Los Angeles

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On this date in 1980, X released their debut album, Los Angeles. Although it did not chart and did not contain any singles, it was chosen as the 286th record of all time in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 500 albums of all time.

Blondie - Sunday Girl

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On this date in 1980, Blondie released their ninth single, "Sunday Girl". It was backed by "I Know But I Don't Know". Both songs appeared on their third album, Parallel Lines. The 12 inch single also offered a French version of "Sunday Girl" which was anon-LP track. The single was their second to reach the #1 spot on the U.K. singles chart. It did not, however, chart in the U.S.




Blondie - Sunday Girl




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Blondie - Parallel Lines - 123mp3.blogspot.com

Stiff Little Fingers - Gotta Gettaway

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On this date in 1979, Stiff Little Fingers released their third single, "Gotta Gettaway". It was coupled with "Bloody Sunday". The A side appeared on their second album, Nobody's Heroes. The B side was a non-LP track. The single did not chart.




Stiff Little Fingers - Gotta Gettaway (live around 1980)




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Stiff Little Fingers Live - Handheld And Rigidly Digital - hangoverhard.blogspot.com

X - Adult Books

On this date in 1978, X released their debut single, "Adult Books". It was backed by "We're Desperate". Neither song was on a studio album, though the A side was added to their debut, Los Angeles, when re-released on CD and the B side was added to their second album, Wild Gift, when re-released on CD. While the single did not chart, this release, like most of their releases over the next few years, would get glowing reviews from the critics.



X - We're Desperate (from The Decline Of Western Civilization)

Throbbing Gristle - United

On this date in 1978, Throbbing Gristle released their debut single, "United". It was backed by "Zyklon B Zombie". Both appeared on their 1977 debut album, The Second Annual Report. Neither the single nor the album charted.

The Stranglers - Nice N' Sleazy

On this date in 1978, The Stranglers released their sixth single, "Nice N' Sleazy". It was backed by "Shut Up". The A side appeared on their third album, Black And White. The B side was a non-LP track but was added as a bonus when the album was re-released on CD. The single climbed to #18 on the U.K. singles chart.




The Stranglers - Nice N' Sleazy (live 1978)




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The Stranglers - Peaches (best of) - mp3pimp.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Roger Taylor of Duran Duran turns 47 today.


Duran Duran, left to right: Nick Rhodes, John Taylor,
Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor.

Duran Duran...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The official Duran Duran website: duranduran.com


Duran Duran - Girls On Film (uncensored version) 1981




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Duran Duran Live - Arena - ghost-warez.blogspot.com

Joe "King" Carrasco - Party Safari

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On this date in 1981, Joe "King" Carrasco released his third 12 inch, an EP called Party Safari. It contained four songs; "Bad Rap" , "Gin Baby Gin" , "That's The Love" and "Ta U La Ou Va". No singles were released from this EP and it did not chart. This EP was credited to Joe "King" Carrasco And The Crowns.




Joe "King" Carrasco - Bad Rap




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Joe "King" Carrasco And The Crowns - rideyourpony-twighlightzone.blogspot.com

The Only Ones - Baby's Got A Gun

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On this date in 1980, The Only Ones released their third album, Baby's Got A Gun. It contained the single "Trouble In The World" but, oddly enough, not the single "Baby's Got A Gun". That song was saved for Remains, their first posthumous album. Neither the singles nor the album charted.

Rock And Roll High School Debuts

On this date in 1979, the movie Rock And Roll High School starring The Ramones makes its screen debut. It was in Los Angeles.




Trailer for Rock And Roll High School

The Jolt - Whatcha Gonna Do About It?

On this date in 1978, The Jolt released their second single, "Whatcha Gonna Do About It?". It was backed by "Again & Again". The A side was on their self-titled debut album. The B side was not but was added as a bonus track when re-released on CD. The single did not chart. Along with The Jam, they were leaders in the new mod movement. Sadly, they broke up in 1979 just as the movement was gathering momentum.

The End Of Punk At The 100 Club

On this date in 1978, the 100 Club, the legendary London club that had an open mind to punk rock music and saw the likes of the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Damned, The UK Subs and The Angelic Upstarts, hosts their last punk show, deciding to move more towards jazz and blues. It was Alternative TV that got this last gig.

A few years later, they eased their policy and hardcore punk bands got gigs there but punk was no longer the main attraction. The club is still open today.




100 Club...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 100 Club's website: the100club.co.uk

Happy Birthday!

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Andy Bell of Erasure turns 43 today.


Erasure, left to right: Andy Bell and Vince Clarke


Erasure...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Erasure - Sometimes (1986)

Infa Riot - The Winner

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On this date in 1982, Infa Riot released their second single, "The Winner". It was backed by "School's Out". Both songs appeared on their debut album, Still Out Of Order. Infa Riot was another of the Oi! bands.

Oi!...courtesy of wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





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Lots of Oi! including The Winner by Infa Riot - www.borninthebasement.net

Gary Numan - Living Ornaments 79-80

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On this date in 1981, Gary Numan released his fifth album, Living Ornaments 79-80. It was a double live album with songs recorded in 1979 and 1980. The album rose to #2 on the U.K. album chart.

999 - Concrete

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On this date in 1981, 999 released their fifth album, Concrete. It contained the singles "Obsessed", "Indian Reservation" and "Lil' Red Riding Hood". The album did not chart.

The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom

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On this date in 1980, The English Beat released their third single, "Mirror In The Bathroom". It was backed by "Jackpot". Both songs appeared on their debut album, I Just Can't Stop It. The single would climb all the way up to the #4 spot on the U.K. singles chart.




The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom

Holly And The Italians - Miles Away

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On this date in 1980, Holly And The Italians released their second single, "Miles Away". It was backed by "It's Only Me". A different version of the A side appeared on their debut album, The Right To Be Italian. When the album was re-released on CD, both single versions were added as bonus tracks. The single did not chart.

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