Yesterday's Sounds Today

Tag: 1982

Song Of The Day: Colin Newman, “Alone”/”Fish 4″/”Don’t Bring Reminders”

Taken from the forthcoming Sentient Sonic reissues A-Z, provisionally entitled the singing fish, and Not To.

3AM Eternal: Nico, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (1982)

Watch Nico stare straight into the abyss, and try not to feel too peculiar about it…

3AM Eternal: Paul McCartney “Take It Away” (1982)

Paul McCartney’s first solo single after the death of John, it was a fine mellow rocker that’s not really aged, with a video that feels oddly but appropriately nostalgic.

3AM Eternal: ABBA “The Day Before You Came” (1982)

One of the final singles by the Swedish superstars ABBA would prove to be one of its most subtle singles.

And Dreams Would Be Under Our Control: The Story of Gang War

Gang War was created in 1982, but never saw release until this year. We sit down with Gang War’s creator, Frederick Michael St. Jude, who tells us all about the making of this amazing find.

3AM Eternal: Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson “Pancho & Lefty” (1982)

Two masterful country singers take one of the best songs by one of the best Texas singer-songwriters; a hit ensues.

Blue Rondo A La Turk: Chewing the Fat (Cherry Red)

  Imagine, if you will, a heady blend of funk, disco, jazz, and soul music that is then processed through a New Wave scrambler, and you come up with the basic formula for Blue Rondo a la Turk, a brief but exciting British group that formed in 1981. A notoriously frantic and powerful orchestra, they… Read More ›

The Tunes: Love Uncool (Cheap Rewards)

This is an amazing discovery of an extremely obscure Kansas-based power-pop band. Hailing from Topeka, this trio released exactly one four-song EP, before heading right back into obscurity. Yeah, yeah, there are tons of lost bands from this era but what makes this group so notable is just how damn close it comes to being… Read More ›

Antena: Camino del Soul (Les Disques du Crepuscle)

Belgian-based Antena may have been associated with Factory Records, but their sound was far from dark, broody post-punk. If anything, it was an antidote to that then prevalent style, offering up Latin-inspired jazz, a little samba here, a little bossanova there, all tempered quite nicely by the cooing of lead singer Isabella Antena. Alongside bands… Read More ›

Lost Singles: Kenny Rogers – “Love Will Turn You Around” c/w “I Want A Son”

“‘Remember when?’ is the lowest form of conversation.” – Tony Soprano In writing about older music here and in the print edition of The Recoup, I’ve purposefully set about trying to avoid being too nostalgic. It’s easy to get caught up in nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake, and it doesn’t always make for the most interesting… Read More ›