This was a discussion that popped up on Twitter this week and I thought that the good people of the Afterword might have something to add. Basically, have you a read a scathing, dismissive one-star review that says something like “it’s a sad mixture of the worst elements of the Wombles and Racey” and thought – “that sounds great! I’m off to the record shop!” ? Plenty seemed to have done this. You?
My one was the purchase of a this Sigue Sigue Sputnik 12” single, largely because absolutely everybody slammed it (and them). Even actually buying the thing was made a little difficult by the guy behind the counter. But I like basic, chugging synth beats with strange noises going on and I thought it was the best new thing available that week. I could imagine The Cramps doing it. I didn’t exactly shout about it but I think enough time has passed now to post this without fear of ridicule (which is something I am scared of).