28 Comments (since 27 Sep 2013)
This is great - I loved Magazine - I think they were the first band I saw . . .Still loving your stories Mr B : )
@lindatee Thanks Lindyloo! This song is actually a B-side. Can you believe it?!? Got the very 7" disc sitting next to me. Jealous of you having seen Magazine. Petted lip time... ;-)
I don't remember this band at all.
@heatherrings Well Missy, if you like a wee bit punk, post-punk, new wave, I defo think they're worth a listen or three. I'm not the biggest punk lover ever, but I do have a few faves, of which Magazine is a biggie... :-)
@21schizoid Great stuff - was this really the B-side? I'm not sure I would have ever heard it if it had been - as like you, not the biggest PR fan. Or maybe I'm just confused again? :-(
@mikelowe Haha! No Mike, defo B-side. I do genuinely have the record next to me. A-side 'Upside Down', which I can't remember. I think it was one of those songs that mistakenly got flip-sided and over time has become one of their signature tunes.
@21schizoid "Upside Down" - You can't remember it? It's right beside you man! Loved Diana Ross' version though.
@mikelowe Arrrgh, I've caught your dementia...Arrrgh, I've caught your dementia... ;-)
Great choice sir! Really enjoyed listen this jam :-) Thanks a lot! And welcome back! I already miss you ;-)
@florencevibert Awww, thank you Miss Florence. You're very sweet. Glad you enjoyed my punk moment and it's great to be back amongst my Jammy pals!! x
@21schizoid You deserve it Mr. Bristow! It's a pleasure to me. It's always great to be back here, amongst the Jammy loyal pals!! :D
@florencevibert Thanks you little sweetpea!! ;-D
@21schizoid Awww, who is sweet now? Thanks to you!! :D
gonna have to 'pass on this..but not sure yet,yes i'm playing till the end,first time i've done that with a P track on here. my son at the time was 10(80) loved PF
it posted itself(,hadnt finished.) ...so,i was spared the Punk era. freedom of play for everyone...but will be glad when it's gone.....:)
I cut about the Glasgow punk scene too. The city was black and bleak back then, so new music got grabbed. Busking was outlawed, and there were few venues because it was illegal to charge gate (so our bands had to play The Bungalow in Paisley and other such outlying places). Burns Howff and The Amphora and I think one other place had live music, but it was pretty much loss-making. Listen / Bloggs and 23rd Precinct defined Glasgow. Virgin and Flopp (etc) struggled. Weird times.
I remember this tune - it has fond memories for me of parties at "empties" hot summer nights and mushroom picking on golf courses at 3am
Nice little ditty 21:) Didn't realise it was Punk week. Just as well, not enamoured of it, tho it may have had some relevance in stirring up a somewhat sludgey music scene, and lynn's point too. Glad you picked New Wave here, and @lynn200, if I read you right, the reason you could play till the end is because it's New Wave, and not Punk! :)
@lynn200 @Phyl I'm pretty much with you both. There were some really good punk/new wave bands, but there was some real tosh, too...I mean, REAL tosh!! My little covers band faves, actually did this track better than Magazine's version and their interpretation of some punk classics (if that's the right word!) was the real attraction for me. Certainly a musical genre of its' time...love it, hate it, or inbetween it...
@daved Ha! Mushrooms are not a standard golfing hazard, Mr Dave! Glesga' was certainly a different place in punkier times, but we did get Simple Minds from that scene (Mars Bar faves) so we should be gracious in our punk critique... :-)
@Phyl the dawn mushroom pickingsounds fun* dont know what it was,but it was kinder,more in sympathy with my brain waves. ps..love all of Patti Smith's work,when people label her P..k,i tell them--if being a 'free thinker is P..k so be it, but dont put a label on her....:)
@21schizoid - the like is for welcome back...sorry most of the punk era passed me by without making an impression, with a few exceptions, this one included. :)
@donuno Thank you young man...times two! :-)
Not much for punk ...but like this...nice jam
@Deborah Thanks Debs. I agree...it's a new wave belter!! :-)
@marissapicone Thanks Marissa. Y'know, quite a few Jammies are not lovin' the punk thang. Totally understand that. I do think though, on its' second wave so to speak, some very good bands and proper musicians, emerged. I count Magazine as one of that school. Always worth a listen... :-)