23/4/17 – Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around – 1981

Originally recorded by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers for inclusion on the 1981 album Hard Promises, it was left off as the lyric had a female perspective. Producer Jimmy Iovine had been working with The Heartbreakers and Nicks simultaneously and she became the perfect choice for the female voice. The song was written by Petty and guitarist […]

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21/1/16 – Department S – Is Vic There? – Top Of The Pops – 1981

In an effort to gravitate towards the light-hearted, I thought that the Buffin and Overend Watts’ production of Is Vic There? – might introduce some much needed respite from the doom laden month gone by. Unfortunately, Department S had little success after their 1980 single reached No.22 in the UK charts in 1981. Between Demon, […]