Thursday, 9 February 2012

9th February

1978: Before her Pet Shop Boys reinvigoration Dusty Springfield had a mixed ime of it, for her return after a half a decade's seclusion given a Holland-Dozier-Holland song and delivering it like a southern soul belter making tentative moves towards becoming Tina Charles.

1984: When snoods briefly became a big thing in the Premier League a year ago it was very odd that nobody thought to mention the man who brought them into the frontline of culture a decade and a half earlier, Nik Kershaw. Accessorising with a white suit bodywarmer, fingerless gloves and a flat-top, he looks like every 80s comedy style cliche in one. Determined never to fit into any easy style, Fish of Marillion in his smock and iron mask facepaint manages to make handclaps look threatening.

1989: Morrissey, Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce and Craig Gannon. Can't help feeling something's missing.

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