Cracking deal for some great cans. Fill yer boots!
So I’m doing a reggae themed party in a couple of weeks and looking for some inspiration. I have loads of the usual commercial stuff like Marley UB40 etc. Also the Trojan Roots & Ska box sets & the Two Tone one, but looking for some more recent uptempo 80’s & 90’s tracks for the mainly over 40’s crowd. Will be playing for about 4 hours. All ideas welcome. The more leftfield the better!
Cribbed from today’s Grauniad:
A new series of affectionate mockumentaries following Brian Pern, the erstwhile frontman of progressive rockers Thotch. In tonight’s first episode, Brian unveils a radical look, courtesy of new wife Astrid (Suranne Jones), who reveals that she will soon be taking over as Brian’s manager. Astrid’s quest for easy money lands Brian at the Isle Of Wight festival, and also on a Thotch fan cruise, complete with celebrity auction. John Thomson gets it just right as Thotch’s fan club president, Perry.
Hope this turns out better than series 2.
Who is Astrid based on?
Just listening to Iain Lee on BBC Three Counties & next week they are looking for the songs with the best endings.
A Day In the Life would be the most obvious to me but what else that hit the Top 40?
Always loved the ending to Heart’s – Crazy On You.
Squeeze are back! And what a lovely sunny song. (It’s raining cats & dogs in Cape Town)
From Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger?
Velvet Goldmine the series?
These new baby Yamaha’s look really cool.
I’m leaning towards the YC. Love that classic organ sound.
Which one for you?
Nice one Google.
Right I have been tasked with doing an alternative/goth disco next Saturday. The lovely lady organizing it would love me to just play The Cure for 3 hours but that’s certainly not happening. As I was a white socked soul boy for most of the 80’s and 90’s I need some pointers. The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, New Order all sorted but would like some advise with the Industrial and Goth side of things. I want to keep the punters dancing so nothing too depressing. Any suggestions gratefully received.
I must have been drunk (again) but I’m doing a St Patrick’s Day themed disco next Saturday night. Any suggestions for tunes that are not U2 or Thin Lizzy that a bunch of over 40’s can cut a rug to? The fiddle de dee stuff won’t go down too well. I might get away with House of Pain and Dropkick Murphy’s once the cut price Guinness has worked its magic. £1.50 a pint so should get messy! Surprise me please!