I started, so I may as well see this mini-series through to its conclusion. This is probably the most dubious ‘top’ chart of all from my teenage self in 1980. It’s not based on ‘likes’ or ‘ratings’ (as you might have expected), but on simple numbers, calculated via a point system – two for a […]
And so… to the third part of the series. (You can find part one here, and part two here.) Once again, taken from my diary of the time with all the star ratings attached. The first for how ‘good’ the band was; the second for my enjoyment of them. Pluses and minuses are related to […]
It seems the obvious follow-up to yesterday’s post, Everett True’s Favourite Albums of 1980. I have all the information contained within this slim blue hardback diary in front of me. I’d imagine these charts are based on actual plays of my Dansette. Much more variable, this chart – and showing a heavy Factory Records bias, […]
Back then, I couldn’t write. So I kept lists all the time. And I graded all the shows I went to (shudder). Here. Let’s have a peek. I seem to recall the first column is for how well I felt the band performed (out of six) (plus or minus fractions or variables, depending on outside […]
After 30 years, a new Young Marble Giants song! And it doesn’t disgrace. It is so sweet, so melancholy, so understated, so Young Marble Giants.