A couple of weeks ago there was few decent responses when I shoved up an mp3 of a song by The Plastics, a Japanese new-wave band from the early 80s.
The mp3 had been lifted from the NME cassette Dancin' Master, made available in late 1981. The complete track listing was as follows:-
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (unreleased version)
Linx – I Wanna Be With You
Grace Jones – Feel Up (US club mix)
Talking Heads – Cities (Live, Berkeley, 1978)
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Big Sister
Beggar & Co – Laughing On
Funky 4 + 1 – That’s The Joint
Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Inbetweenies (Live, Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
Kid Creole and the Coconuts – There But For The Grace Of God Go I
Lounge Lizards – Stompin’ At The Corona (Live, Paris 1981)
The Polecats – Rockabilly Guy Dub
Lloyd Coxone – Zion Bound
Madness – Shadow On The House
The Beat – Hit It!
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Birthday Party
Junior Giscombe – Mama Used To Say (remix)
B52s – Give Me Back My Man (Instrumental)
Susan – 24,000 Kiss
The Jam – When You’re Young (Live, Newcastle 1980)
Dennis Bovell – Better
The Plastics – Last Train To Clarkesville
James White And The Blacks – Contort Yourself
The Teardrop Explodes – Traison (C’est Juste Une Histoire)
U2 – An Cat Dubh – Into The Heart (live, Boston 1980)
Can't be denied that's its a very eclectic mix. I don't think anyone would have put any money on the band who closed out the tape going on to become world superstars.
Thought I'd shove up four more tracks form the tape.
mp3 : Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica (unreleased version)
The original version of this reached the Top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 1980 - brings back memories of the weekly disco at the local church hall.....
mp3 : Madness - Shadow On The House
The b-side of the single It Must Be Love, released a few weeks after this cassette appeared.
mp3 : Susan - 24,000 Kiss
The NME tape said "A Yellow Magic Orchestra protege, Susan is currently touted as the main contender for the title 'Japan's First Lady of Techno-Pop.' Wiki reveals she is half-French, half-Japanese and her UK releases came out on Epic Records, a subsidiary of CBS. Here's the cover of her 1980 LP:-
mp3 : The Jam - When You're Young (live)
Any guitar and any bass drum........