Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

26/4/17 – Peter Gabriel And Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up – 1986

Today Olivia and I had a quintessentially English day visiting the “queen of cathedrals” at Wells in Somerset. The oldest clock face in the world from 1390 in an edifice that was constructed between 1175 and 1490. Original ancient, beautiful stained glass windows and giant organ pipes that were blasting through the stone arches and […]

Catus World News Worlds Apart single cover 1986

22/7/16 – Cactus World News – Worlds Apart – 1986

Cactus World News were formed in Dublin in 1984 by Frank Kearns on guitar and Eoin McEvoy on vocals with Wayne Sheehy on drums and Fergal MacAndris on bass. Worlds Apart was the second single from their critically acclaimed debut album, Urban Beaches released the same year. The song reached No.58 in the UK charts. Despite the attention […]

Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over single cover 1986

20/5/16 – Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over – 1986

Crowded House saw massive success with their self-titled debut album despite their label’s choice of singles. Their major hit, Don’t Dream It’s Over was released as the fourth single from the album as if the label knew there was something good about the band but weren’t sure exactly what it was, releasing the songs in order of […]

The Chameleons - Tears 7 inch Cover Art - 1986

5/4/16 – The Chameleons – Tears – 1986

On the subject of tears, The Chameleons, Middleton’s Post-Punk melodic maestros recorded this track from their third album Strange Times as both an electric and acoustic song. Those arpeggios, EBows, moody washes and strong vocal melody made it one of their most enduring songs from their middle period. How there came to be two versions might […]

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3/3/16 – Gabriel Yared – 37.2°C Le Matin / Betty Blue – 1986

In 1986 when Béatrice Dalle starred in 37.2°C Le Matin or Betty Blue as it was called in English, a whole generation of arty young men fell in love. The film directed by Jean-Jaques Benieix starred Dalle and Jean-Huges Anglade in a tumultuous and passionate love affair that develops into Dalle’s character Betty descending into madness. […]