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I'm so Eighties!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    I love this lot.

  2. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Went to see these last week, I love the way they walk a tightrope between exuberance and being two drunken Glaswegians (yes I know they don't come from Glasgow).

    Comment by the youtube poster: "Ye cannae beat ra Proclaimers fur a richt guid sing a lang aboot awe rats **** wur ra wurld... pure dead magic so it iz..... :)" :D

    Kirsty McColl, this spoke to me more directly when Billy Bragg sang it, but Kirsty's version is better. Died tragically young but I always thought it a good way to go. She'd just surfaced from a dive with her young sons. That time when you've just come up gasping for breath between the waves is quite magical, resting after the exertion, so much to share about what has just happened and floating in a sort of timeless way.

  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Just been listening to New Order - Blue Monday

    Great Song
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  4. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    If you can't say it in three minutes. it's not worth saying

  5. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

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  6. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

  7. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

  8. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    Oh my, another one! Fabulous memories of my leaving do from work, pre entering teaching, the YTS boy serenading me.
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  9. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    I loved Kirsty's "He's On The Beach". Sob.
    I want her version of Days played at my funeral.
  10. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    I haven't 'liked' your post because of your upcoming funeral btw xena-w:oops:
  11. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Yer just mean!
    I loved these albums

    This wasn't on an album but I had it on one of those NME tapes
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  12. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    I'll get over it, honest.
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  13. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I, in my youthful way, thought this was an actual real-life prophecy :oops:
  14. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Loved Scritti Pollitti, also Prefab Sprout. But I'll just leave with:

  15. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

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  16. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Fine Young Cannibals were fantastic. Saw Roland Gift with Jools Holland last year - danced and yelled my head off!
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  17. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    @Mangleworzle - Proclaimers and Kirsty are in my top list of favourite singers EVER. I love "Letter From America", it's so sad. They're from Leith, the twins, which is where we lived before we moved to the "Kingdom of Fife" last year. :- ) They support the same team (Hibs) as my husband and he'd regularly see them at matches. This is my current favourite song by them, the result of a very long road trip from Fife to Felixstowe (stopping at Scunthorpe and Dorset along the way. If I never see the inside of a car again...)

    Anyhoo - I like this. 1987.

    "Throw the 'R' Away"

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  18. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    @GLsghost: I remember seeing the Family, with gargling Roger Chapman, at the Roundhouse, in Camden, in 71. Great!
  19. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Love Marc Almond! Saw him (not as Soft Cell) lots of times in the 80s.
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  20. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I lived in St.Andrews for a few months on two occasions in the mid 80's, used to love getting out on my bike, down to Crail, then Anstruther, sometimes to Pittenweem and back again was my favourite route. Happy days :)

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