I had a mate at school who had these. I remember borrowing them and taping my favourites. Always had it in the back of my mind to own the originals.

The thing I really like about this type of contemporaneous budget pop compilation is the way they’re like a snap-shot in time. They aren’t subject to the tasteful stylistic revisionism that accompanies any modern-day retro CD compendiums. This is pop culture as it happened, when it happened, and you can be sure to find a few slices of buried treasure (and some utter dross) that today’s nostalgia peddlers conveniently forgot about.  My memory keeps telling me that 1981 was one of the best years for pop music ever. These records might prove the reality was a bit more uneven than that, but I favour the facts over the rose-tinted fictions.

Published in: on August 25, 2009 at 10:18 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: