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1981 – October – U2

In July I’d seen U2 on Top of The Pops for the first time playing “Fire”. The appeal was instant. They were similar, in a way, to Echo and The Bunnymen, but more anthemic featuring a big, wide sound with … Continue reading

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1981 – Kilimanjaro – The Teardrop Explodes

The Teardrop Explodes managed effortlessly to combine every style of music I’d ever liked. I’d been blown away by the “Reward” single in January and went, as soon as my student grant would allow, to buy the album. On it … Continue reading

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1978 – This Year’s Model – Elvis Costello

The college year at Ripon was divided into two semesters, something I’d never heard of before. Basically it meant that after the Christmas holidays, we went back for a few weeks then had exams to finish off the first courses. … Continue reading

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