Tag: 1950s

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We Had Doubt

I first heard Prefab Sprout on Radio 1 late in the evening circa 1983, singing Lions In My Own Garden (Exit Someone). A wordy title for an oddly…

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S.O.S. Style

Breakout has got to be one of the most perfect pop records to come out of Manchester… but because Swing Out Sister didn’t gig, I had no idea…

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The Smiths 1983

The Smiths meant a great deal to me in 1983 for some reason… But what were they on about? What were they telling us thirty years ago? ‘This…

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Faux Leopard vs Headless Woman

Throughout the 1980s, I admired second-hand fake “leopard-skin” coats very much but I never could find one which passed muster. There was always something not quite right; a…

Flyposters on Oldham Street, August 2012

Tweaked Kondratiev Cycle

Last month, this caught my eye outside Night & Day on Oldham Street… I thought: It looks like 1983! …black & white photos, the violinist’s short-back-and-sides and white…

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Carmel Bad Day

By Geraldine This song was made in 1983 when the rockabilly look was all the rage – I tried to have this look but my hair would never…