Being born in 1967, the late 70s / early 80s was the time when I first started listening to music – watching TOTP and buying singles when paper round money allowed. As such, I still have a great fondness for much of the chart music from that period…..
I recently picked up the “NOW That’s What I Call Punk & New Wave” 4 CD compilation that came our earlier this year and have been thoroughly enjoying these past couple of days (at almost 5 hrs of music, there’s a lot to enjoy).
London Calling, Teenage Kicks. Making Plans For Nigel, Cool For Cats, No More Heroes….. and that’s just the first CD. A total of 89 tracks that covers pretty much most of the main “New Wave” hits of the late 70s and early 80s – all for a tenner.
Whilst I am very much an album guy, this compilation has probably given me more outright pleasure that most of the “serious’ albums I usually listen to. I guess its partly a nostalgia thing – I remember most of the tracks and probably had a lot of them as singles when I was young. I guess it may not stand up to repeat listening, but whilst it does, its fabulous.
The joy of music. Simple.