Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Three of a Kind #109


Another serendipitous charity shop find today, New Wave Hits of the 80s Volume 1 - a rather splendid US-released compilation featuring, as it does, 16 poptastic classics from... umm... 1979, mostly. A splendid piece of lateral thinking, or a bit of a ricket? It doesn't really matter when the songs are as good as the ones here; and I suppose they had to start somewhere.

Anyway, those not-actually-new-wave-hits-of-the-eighties-at-all runners and riders in full:

1. Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand
2. Warm Leatherette - The Normal
3. One Way or Another - Blondie
4. Hey, St. Peter - Flash & The Pan
5. Cruel to Be Kind - Nick Lowe
6. Too Young to Date - D-Day
7. Local Girls - Graham Parker
8. Rock & Roll High School - The Ramones
9. My Sharona - The Knack
10. Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds
11. Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
12. I Do the Rock - Tim Curry
13. Dirty Water - The Inmates
14. I'm a Believer - Tin Huey
15. Gidget Goes to Hell - Suburban Lawns
16. Money (That's What I Want) - Flying Lizards


So, yes, a really interesting line-up of songs - some familiar (Cruel To Be Kind and Girls Talk especially being long-time favourites of mine) and some not. I've gone for three not-so-familiar tracks here, with Mute Records boss Daniel Miller's alter ego The Normal's Warm Leatherette, Tim Curry's I Do The Rock (because I know Spike will want to hear it) and the hilarious Too Young To Date by D-Day. Oh yes, peoples, tonight we're gonna party like it's nineteen seventy nine.

D-Day - Too Young To Date mp3

Tim Curry - I Do The Rock mp3

The Normal - Warm Leatherette mp3

10 comments:

Spike said...

You know me so well!

What accent is Tim Curry doing?!

Mick said...

Good find. Some songs are not-so-familiar for a reason (and I don't mean The Normal).

Kippers said...

RE the accent, I'm starting to think he might be attempting an Indian one! (Goodness gracious me!)

Spike said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go00SvSB0mw

He appears to have our local librarian on keyboards.

Also, he seems keen to do accents on everything...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnW8_59TE7U&feature=related

davy h said...

What/who the chuffing heck was 'Gidget Goes To Hell' - Suburban Lawns??

Kippers said...

Gidget Goes To Hell. For viewers in the angular region.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mviuRqLhndw&feature=related

Kippers said...

Timbo looks like Eddie Izzard in a curly wig in that first clip! You'd have thought the librarian would've asked for quiet, but no.

As for the second song: tonight, Matthew, I'm going to sound like Sting in his Police days.

davy h said...

That was much better than I thought it'd be.

Mondo said...

Corker of a comp, but the Tim Curry's a stinker isn't it. He covered The Move's Brontosaurus you know. Sounds like a Stones single at 33rpm though.

Reminds of the Polydor comp - 20 of Another Kind.

PS - I've got the Precious CD, great little indie-kit comp..

Brian McCloskey said...

We have a lot of the CDs in this series at SMPL. I have actually checked out quite a few of them, to add the odd track to my iTunes.....