Archive for October, 2011

My Favourite Band

Friday, October 28th, 2011

“What’s your favourite band?” asked someone the other day.  A surprisingly easy question – it’s The Art of Noise.  “Who?” or perhaps “Why?” you quiz keenly.  Because they made stuff like this.  25 years ago.

The Art of Noise – Back Beat

 

Let’s All Chant

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

This rather shocking piece of history is mainly notable for Pat Sharp’s quite stellar hair.  I bought a cassette tape compilation from a Northants car boot sale around 20 years ago, the highlight of which this charidee cover of the Michael Zager band which rose to Number 5 in the charts.  (Well, it was the 80s.)  Didn’t realise it was actually a PWL production until I looked it up just now, but even so I still maintain that the synthy ‘Everybody move your body’ refrain is still pretty damn memorable even today.

Pat & Mick – Let’s All Chant