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42 years ago today, NME published its list of the Top 30 albums of 1979.

 

 

1. Fear Of Music - Talking Heads
2. Metal Box - Public Image Ltd.
3. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
4. Setting Sons - The Jam
5. Entertainment - Gang Of Four
6. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello
7. Do It Yourself - Ian Dury
8. London Calling - The Clash
9. Squeezing Out The Sparks - Graham Parker
10. The Specials - The Specials
11. Forces Of Victory - Lintin Kwesi Johnson
12. The B52's - The B52's
13. Bop Till You Drop - Ry Cooder
14. The Raincoats - The Raincoats
15. Tom Verlaine - Tom Verlaine
16. I Am - Earth, Wind & Fire
17. The Undertones - The Undertones
18. 154 - Wire
19. Repeat When Necessary - Dave Edmunds
20. Drums & Wires - Xtc
21. New Picnic Time - Pere Ubu
22. Cut - The Slits
23. Risque - Chic
24. Regatta De Blanc - Police
25. Humanity - The Royle Rasses
26. Same Song - Israel Vibration
27. Katzenmusic - Michael Rother
28. Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
29. Brudder Des Schattens, Sohne Des.. - Popol Vuh
30. Dragnet - The Fall
31. Even Serpents Shine - The Only Ones
32. Eskimo - The Residents
33. Slow Train Coming - Bob Dylan
34. Blue Valentine - Tom Waits
35. This Heat - This Heat
36. A Trip To Marineville - Swell Maps
37. I’m The Man - Joe Jackson
38. Soldier Talk - The Red Crayola
39. Reproduction - The Human League
40. Lodger - David Bowie

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6 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

42 years ago today, NME published its list of the Top 30 albums of 1979.

 

 

1. Fear Of Music - Talking Heads
3. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
4. Setting Sons - The Jam
5. Entertainment - Gang Of Four
6. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello
8. London Calling - The Clash
16. I Am - Earth, Wind & Fire
24. Regatta De Blanc - Police
39. Reproduction - The Human League
40. Lodger - David Bowie

I used to own all the above

 

I no longer have Joy Division, Gang Of Four, or Human League

 

Still got the rest though

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At a quick glance The Damned's Machine Gun Etiquette isn't mentioned ....

And one of the greatest punk albums of all time came out late summer of 79 ..

The Ruts - The Crack ...

Paul Fox's guitar sounded like a Vulcan bomber on full throttle.

Their gig with the Damned at Pond Street Poly was a night to remember ....

 

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8 minutes ago, OWLERTON GHOST said:

At a quick glance The Damned's Machine Gun Etiquette isn't mentioned ....

And one of the greatest punk albums of all time came out late summer of 79 ..

The Ruts - The Crack ...

Paul Fox's guitar sounded like a Vulcan bomber on full throttle.

Their gig with the Damned at Pond Street Poly was a night to remember ....

 

Loved Machine Gun Etiquette 

Great call...

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Just now, Roscoe P. Coltrane said:

Loved Machine Gun Etiquette 

Great call...

Them NME polls were usually done by Stoned Hippys on Record label backhanders from A&R's..... 

The best barometer for all that back then was John Peels "Festive 50" he very rarely got it wrong ..

There was some belting albums brought out in 79 ...

Just thought of another couple 

Buzzcocks - Different kind of Tension (which was ahead of its time -probably why the hippys at NME didn't "get it")

Thin Lizzy - Black Rose ...

And I recollect Tubeway Army /Gary Numan brought 2 Albums out in 79 ..A/C- D/C -Highway to Hell .. Madness-one step beyond 

Stranglers -The Raven ...

Had London Calling not been released as late as Christmas 79

It would have been No1 by a country mile .....

1979 was a great time in music 

And an amazing time to be a Wednesdayite ....

 

 

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I've still got Thin Lizzy's Black Rose, it's a cracker, they had a run of 4 albums that were awesome

 

Jailbreak, Johnny The Fox, Bad Reputation, and Black Rose

 

The following album Chinatown, was the start of the rot

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6 minutes ago, HOOTIE AND THE poo TU said:

I've still got Thin Lizzy's Black Rose, it's a cracker, they had a run of 4 albums that were awesome 

Don't forget the fifth one Hoots..

Had the house to myself this afters so a loud vinyl session ensued.....

 

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When you look back at the music that came out in the seventies and eighties

 

And you look at today's music

 

You can see how far music has dropped

 

They have Ed Sheeran, we had David Bowie

 

This is why the youth of today are depressed

 

Their music is crap

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7 hours ago, HOOTIE AND THE poo TU said:

When you look back at the music that came out in the seventies and eighties And you look at today's music This is why the youth of today are depressed

Their music is crap

Another nugget...

Released 1979 

The Dooleys Greatest Hits .......

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11 hours ago, OWLERTON GHOST said:

Don't forget the fifth one Hoots..

Had the house to myself this afters so a loud vinyl session ensued.....

 

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That Dr.Feelgood album is excellent. Downloaded it from Amazon n love playing it loud when Im driving the lorry. Really stands the test of time. If memory serves half of the album was recorded at Sheffield City Hall.

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4 minutes ago, Justbeanz said:

That Dr.Feelgood album is excellent. Downloaded it from Amazon n love playing it loud when Im driving the lorry. Really stands the test of time. If memory serves half of the album was recorded at Sheffield City Hall.

It certainly was Beanzie ...

I was there with my sister  ....

The other side was Southend Kursal ...

You can see the Southend gig in all its glory on the Oil City Documentary...

Lee Brilleaux looks like he kept that "white jacket" on for the whole tour ...:duntmatter:

 

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11 hours ago, OWLERTON GHOST said:

Don't forget the fifth one Hoots..

Had the house to myself this afters so a loud vinyl session ensued.....

 

220px-Thin_Lizzy_-_Live_and_Dangerous.jpg.e9e279e12df64f6b0edcbcc31e428c32.jpg

 

D-0112.jpg.51973955f1133e63f3a38942da724844.jpg

 

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I was at the Sheffield side of Stupidity. Greatest live album

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, OWLERTON GHOST said:

It certainly was Beanzie ...

I was there with my sister  ....

The other side was Southend Kursal ...

You can see the Southend gig in all its glory on the Oil City Documentary...

Lee Brilleaux looks like he kept that "white jacket" on for the whole tour ...:duntmatter:

 

What year was it recorded ? I can recall going to see em at city hall around 75/76, just before leaving school. Can remember first hearing Roxette and Back in the night when l was about 14 n thinking wow what's this. I'll check out that documentary. Proper rhythm n blues 

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6 minutes ago, Justbeanz said:

What year was it recorded ? I can recall going to see em at city hall around 75/76, 

75 .....

So that was the gig 

You were there ...

Documentary is "oil city confidential".

And the famous "Toby Jugs" are in the film ...

Julian Temple Directed it ...

For me they were the first Punk Band 

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25 minutes ago, OWLERTON GHOST said:

75 .....

So that was the gig 

You were there ...

Documentary is "oil city confidential".

And the famous "Toby Jugs" are in the film ...

Julian Temple Directed it ...

For me they were the first Punk Band 

Wow 75 l must have been there. Think it was probably one of the first gigs l went to. Agree about them being punk groundbreakers. Must get around to going to see Wilko Johnson when he's around these parts.

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17 minutes ago, Justbeanz said:

Wow 75 l must have been there. Think it was probably one of the first gigs l went to. Agree about them being punk groundbreakers. Must get around to going to see Wilko Johnson when he's around these parts.

I went to see him on his "farewell everyone im dying tour" at Homlfirth Picture Dome ..

Thankfully we can now  see him on his forthcoming " Heyup im still here tour"....

lol

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