Looking back at some of those early posts the other day it occurred to me that there was a lot of good music there that deserved a wider audience. So today and tomorrow I am re-posting a few of those early underground sounds - five per day. Today's selections are:
- Some home-made new wave sounds from Dorset. I went to school with some of the band - including the guitarist Mike Topp, one of the nicest men in rock - and lead singer Simon Barber went on to have minor indie success with The Chesterfields.
"Who Let The Flowers Fall?" - The Act (1981)
- A bit of 1960s British blue-eyed soul.
"The Painter" - Elmer Gantry (1969?)
- Cash sings Costello.
"The Big Light" - Johnny Cash (1987)
- A lost Southern Soul classic (if you want to know more, details are available courtesy of the magnificent Sir Shambling).
"Sunday Afternoon In Memphis" - Steve Dixon (1972)
- And some Teutonic titans of groove.
"Swinging London" - Hazy Osterwald Jet Set (196?)
That's it for today - tomorrow we bring you a Lebanese garage band, some South African funk and three other delights.
To play us out, and apropos of nothing at all, here are Althea and Donna: