1988

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20/10/16 – Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout A Revolution – 1988

Talkin’ Bout A Revolution was the opening track on one of the great debut albums of all time released by Tracy Chapman in 1988. Chapman went from obscurity to superstar as her album became an international hit. She appeared on the Amnesty International International concert tour in 1988 and went from busking in Harvard Square […]

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13/4/15 – Dead Can Dance – Host Of The Seraphim – 1988 / Baraka – Ron Fricke – 1992

Dead Can Dance’s Host Of The Seraphim appears on the soundtrack to Ron Fricke’s beautifully shot non-narrative documentary film, Baraka. Fricke was the cinematographer on Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi (music Philip Glass) and this was Fricke continuing the experiment on high quality 70mm with a soundtrack that included Dead Can Dance, Indian violinist, L. Subramaniam, David Hykes eerie […]

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26/3/15 – Sonic Youth – Teen Age Riot – 1988

A beautiful noise from Sonic Youth, Teen Age Riot is the opening track on the album, Daydream Nation released on Enigma Records in 1988. (Spot the icons in the video). By the time grunge was exploding, Sonic Youth were on their seventh album (if you include Ciccone Youth also released in 1988 also on Enigma). Their influence runs […]

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15/3/15 – The La’s – There She Goes – 1988/1990

Although The La’s are associated more as an influence on Brit Pop and had little in common with the early eighties Liverpool scene it’s hard to talk about Liverpool in that decade without featuring their timeless classic, There She Goes released in 1988. The single only reached No.59 on the charts as the band attempted to […]

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21/11/14 – Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine – Live in Torino, Italy – 1959

Sublime, there’s no other way to describe it. You can hear at the end of the clip that the audience are completely and totally blown away by this performance. Baker was born in Oklahoma in 1929 – the ultimate tragic figure, the poster boy for self destruction, he made Keith Richards look like Julie Andrews. […]