Sunday, January 18, 2015

Playlist : January Music Volume 6 1978-1986

Welcome to the new series of playlists on Cloudland Blue, to be uploaded throughout 2015...

Each month, Mr CBQ will feature albums released in said month, over the last 50 years or so...

The period 1978 to 1986 saw the rise of New Wave, with XTC, Elvis Costello and The Church, and into Synth Pop via Soft Cell, John Foxx and Yello while the precursors of Hair Metal are represented by Angel, Starz and the final throes of Grand Funk...
And, proving they were in it for the long game, ELO and the mighty Rush...

Featured albums:-
Angel - White Hot (1978)
XTC - White Music (1978)
Starz - Attention Shoppers! (1978)
Elvis Costello - Armed Forces (1979)
Rush - Permanent Waves (1979)
John Foxx - Metamatic (1980)
Elvis Costello - Trust (1981)
Soft Cell - The Art Of Falling Apart (1983)
Grand Funk Railroad - What's Funk (1983)
Yello - Stella (1985)
Electric Light Orchestra - Balance of Power (1986)
The Church - Heyday (1986)


Using the button over to the right, you can join 1,300 or so followers of these ongoing selections on Mixcloud...

If you're interested in knowing about any of the tracks, contact me...

Press play and away we go...

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