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


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...

He appears to have our local librarian on keyboards.

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

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.

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.....