Thursday, 2 February 2012

2nd February

1984: Things that pop culture history has kindly forgotten number something - Musical Youth had loads of hits. Six in the top 40, in fact, this one introduced by David Jensen not quite getting the hang of the Peel crosstalk just yet. The input of the drummer and his Pat Cash headband on BVs is particularly inventively handled. Those voluminous yellow shorts were all the rage then, but she's still clearly too old for you, kid. No wonder Matthew Wilder and his scouser tache felt hiding among the punters was the best course of action. That group around him were exactly what provincial nightspots in Essex looked like in 1984.

1995: The launch show for some new titles - these - and new frontiers in dance representation, courtesy of Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto Allstarz reworking of Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag, a track that apparently ultimately lent itself to trumpet-playing skeletons.

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