New (old) vinyl: Tom Robinson – War Baby

Tom Robinson - War Baby
Tom Robinson – War Baby
Tom Robinson - War Baby
Tom Robinson – War Baby

This is one of my all time favourite Tom Robinson tracks. It really is excellent. I’d more or less forgotten the song, so when I stumbled over it I was really pleased. Now that I have the 7″ I thought I’d find a digital version too. Could I find it anywhere? No, not anywhere at all! What’s that about?

I tried to find it on CD and those are hard to come by too. I’ll keep searching.

New (old) vinyl: YMO – Firecracker / Technopolis

YMO - Firecracker / Technopolis
YMO – Firecracker / Technopolis
YMO - Firecracker / Technopolis
YMO – Firecracker / Technopolis

I’ve liked bits and pieces of YMO for years, but I’ve more enjoyed the work of the individual members of YMO more. So I thought I’d pick this up and see what it was like. Another good find at my local second hand record store.

New (old) vinyl: Eurythmics – Sexcrime (1984)

Eurythimcs - Sex Crime
Eurythimcs – Sex Crime
Eurythmics - Sex Crime - B side
Eurythmics – Sex Crime – B side

This was a brilliant single on a great album which should have been an amazing soundtrack to the film 1984. I still don’t really know why it wasn’t the soundtrack in the end. It would have worked really well I think.

Another great find from my local second hand record store.

The Associates, Fever

The Associates
The Associates
The Associates
The Associates

Whilst I’m not an absolutely huge fan of the Associates I do like them and I enjoy a lot of their work. I think it was a massive shame about Billy, but there you go. So for me it was nice to stumble over this in a second hand shop and pick it up for nothing. It’s a great single, and I’d never heard it before.

Another lovely old piece of vinyl, Scritti Politti – Absolute

Scritti Politti - Absolute
Scritti Politti – Absolute
Scritti Politti - Absolute
Scritti Politti – Absolute

I do occasionally go to my local second hand record shop. Always a visit that I enjoy of course. In one of the last visits I picked up this. I’ve been a fan of Scritti for many years and actually saw Green Gartside a few years ago at the Roundhouse with BEF. He was very good indeed.

This is a lovely song and a great example of 80’s pop too. Nice to have it.