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Friday, 21 December 2012

Goodbye cruel world....

Well if the Mayans, or more likely the people who have (mis)interpreted their calendar, have got it right, then this will be the last post on this, or any other, blog.  Well, it was nice knowing you, and here's Elvis to sing us out:

This is from a concert broadcast in 1978 on the German television show 'Rockpalast'. Sums up the energy and excitement of the early New Wave music. For us that were teenagers in the 70s, this was a breath of fresh air as up until then all we had were prog rock bands performing three hour songs about goblins and pixies.
I remember going to the Stiff Records first tour in 1977 in the Silver Thread Hotel in Paisley. ('Punk' and 'New Wave' bands were banned from playing in Glasgow at the time!), and seeing Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, Wreckless Eric, and Larry Wallis, all for the sum of one pound! Oh, happy days!
Anyway, here's the full Rockpalast concert, and children - this is what music sounded like before Simon Cowell got his hands on it!


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