Alongside That Summer The Sound of the Suburbs a Columbia CD release from 1997 is perhaps the best compilation of New Wave songs from the late 70s/early 80s.A great time to be young and to experience this musical revolution
A quick check reveals that all but 7 out of the 18 songs on the CD have appeared here at one time or another over the years with only two of the acts yet to grace these pages. The next two Saturdays will put pay to that.
I was completely gobsmacked to discover by Teenage Kicks by The Undertones has never featured before and that the Undertones have only appeared twice. The only excuse I can offer is that when I have featured them I've shied away from thier most popular song. But hey if it's good enough for John Peel then it should be good enought for CCM.
I suspect that the same rationale applies to 2-4-6-8 Motorway by the Tom Robinson Band it being the track which first brought them to my attention and led me to picking up the terrific Power in the Darkness album.
Blondie have appeared here on countless occasions but never with Call Me. Let's face it, they've got a huge range of great songs to chose from.
The first of the two bands making there debut in this two parter are Eddie and the Hot Rods. Maybe more of a pub rock band than a new wave act but Do Anything You Wanna Do is a terrific song and totally worthy of inclusion here.
The other three debutants next Saturday