#961 Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia 12”

I utterly adored the Pet Shop Boys as a teen and loved their mix of disco pop and deadpan observations of mid-80s Britain. The first album of theirs I bought was the Disco remix album from their debut Please which contained the 12” to Suburbia as well as Paninaro which appears on the B-side here, … Continue reading #961 Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia 12”


#486 Fever Ray – Fever Ray

Although she may otherwise be my kind of woman, I’m not sure that I’d want to meet Karin Dreijer (50% of The Knife and 100% of Fever Ray) down a dark alley at night, she’s well scary. Or at least that sense of dripping menace with a slight tinge of psychopathic sadomasochism is what she … Continue reading #486 Fever Ray – Fever Ray

#1347 Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack

Blade Runner is one of my favourite films, definitely in the top ten. The original that is, I’m still undecided on the recent sequel. The music has always been a significant contribution to the feel of the film, almost a character in its own right, but one that lurks in the shadows, where you never … Continue reading #1347 Vangelis – Blade Runner Soundtrack

#2 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos

This record is a new recruit to my collection, bought earlier this year, when there was a sale on selected Erased Tapes releases at Fopp. I’d heard the name, knew nothing of their music, but was curious and picked this one out purely on cover alone. It was a wonderful moment to get it home … Continue reading #2 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos

#1169 Shakespears Sister – Sacred Heart

My first tape cassette! Wonderful coincidence that it should have a direct connection with the previous random record. The connection of course is David Stewart, who married Siobhan Fahey in 1987, just after the release of Revenge and a couple of years before the release of this, their debut. Shakespears Sister (the apostrophe disappeared by … Continue reading #1169 Shakespears Sister – Sacred Heart