❉ Students of 80s pop music will certainly find much to enjoy in this collection from an oft-overlooked recording star.
❉ Martin Ruddock on the band ‘that sounded like they could kick your head in, but do it in a very clever way’.
❉ Stephen T Porter takes a closer look at Cherry Red’s Deluxe Re-Issue of The Monochrome Set’s classic 1982 album.
❉ Welcome to Glue Town.
❉ Hidden treasures from Dudley Moore in ivory-tickling mode, and guilty pleasures from Carly Simon in all her ‘80s AOR pomp.
❉ The Fall have never really cared less about being “understood”, and in this respect, deserve to be regarded as a true pop band.
❉ “Self-expression is evil. If thine eye offend thee…”
❉ Have a drink and a drive with Mungo Jerry, take a joyride with Rick Derringer, and go motor bikin’ with Chris Spedding.
❉ Buried treasures from the British psych scene, songbirds Doreen and Irene Chanter, and American soul singer P.P. Arnold.
❉ Everyone Comes To The Freak Show: The Residents’ new career-spanning box set.