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1980 - The 40th Anniversary Special


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1980 - The 40th Anniversary Special


With newspaper headlines filled with tales of strikes, (that bitch Thatcher (whom was responsible for the loss of my first proper job) and the rising unemployment, the only thing growing positively was the UK music charts.

And as a mere 13 year old at the time, 1980 stands out as one of my absolute favorite years for music. And with over 500 albums/EPs released, decided it was the perfect time for a night of pure 1980 dedicated album tracks.

Obviously due to time restrictions, I've only selected about 70 albums to play from, (based on my own favourites) but if there's any album that holds dear to your memories, please come along and request your own favourites.

Featured Albums include:-
The Buggles - The Age of Plastic
John Foxx - Metamatic
The Pretenders - Pretenders
The Ramones - End Of The Century
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Toyah - Sheep Farming in Barnet
The Selector - Too Much Pressure
Squeeze - Argybargy
The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs
Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Heroes
Genesis - Duke
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
The Undertones - Hypnotised
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
The Human League - Holiday '80 EP
Bad Manners - Ska 'n' B
Saxon - Wheels of Steel
Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette
Devo - Freedom of Choice
Roxy Music - Flesh and Blood
Peter Gabriel - 3
The Human League - Travelogue
The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
Alan Vega and Martin Rev - Suicide:
Toyah - The Blue Meaning
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising
Split Enz - True Colours
Queen - The Game
Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Ultravox - Vienna
Joy Division - Closer
Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
AC/DC - Back In Black
The Vapors - New Clear Days
Associates - The Affectionate Punch
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
The B-52's - Wild Planet
UB40 - Signing Off
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Gary Numan - Telekon
XTC - Black Sea
Simple Minds - Empires and Dance
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Madness - Absolutely
Skids - The Absolute Game
The Rezillos - Rev Up
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
U2 - Boy
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Organisation
The Damned - The Black Album
The Clash - Black Market Clash
The Specials - More Specials
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
The Fall - Grotesque
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Laughter
The Jam - Sound Affects
Blondie - Autoamerican
Adam & The Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
Bad Manners - Loonee Tunes!
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Taking liberties
The Clash - Sandinista!

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