I hope this is ok to share here. A couple of months ago via Twitter I was asked if I would like to contribute a piece for this website on The Associates. The premise is that you choose 10 “Toppermost” songs from your favourite artist and write an article to accompany these choices. I had the bulk of it already done from bits I’d done here. I’ve subsequently also rehashed the Thompson Twins thing I wrote here and am currently doing one on Tears For Fears which is great fun. The chap who runs it is a retired publisher who wanted something to do to fill his time you can find him on Twitter @AgeingRaver His site currently has 954 posts from 126 contributors a really wide range of artists top tens. Anyway I thought some of you might like to read some of the pieces from Roy Orbison, to Hot Chip and Neil Young. Nothing there on Fray Bentos Pies, Jaffa Cakes or Boris Johnson….