Samstag, 14. März 2015

Indie Scene 1978

It was in 1978 and lots of people felt happy listening to Rod Stewart singing about 'Hot Legs' or Kansas' 'Dust in the wind' I turned into another kind of music. I felt bored with all this music - not that I didn't liked some of these but now there was another kind of music that gave me much more. It was fast, loud, raw and full of emotions. But it was hard to talk about this music with the folks I hang around. Most of them disclaimed this music because they stuck in the old fashion patterns they were used to have. You've got no chance to convince them that 'Alternative Ulster' is more than a whole record by Van Halen. It took me a long time to understand that this music is more a conviction and a boundary from everything 'old'. In this time I started to listen to the lyrics more than before and I understood that there were more people out there thinking the way I do. And the more I listened to this music the more the lads changed I shared my time. There were a few punks that adapted this attitude, some Teds and ordinary looking people like me. And finally we were a little scene in our town and years later we started to play our music in a club (but this will be another story to be told). Punk and New Wave wasn't played in public radio in these days so I began to buy NME regularly to get informed what's new. An older friend of mine which I used to play football together was the owner of a record shop and he had open ears for this new music. And he was very quick to get the new stuff to sell. I don't know how many hours I hang around in his shop listening to the new arrivals.

So enjoy the songs and have a perfect weekend

The Lurkers - Ain't Got A Glue
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
The Fall - Bingo Masters Breakout
Joy Division - Glass
TV Personalities - Part Time Punks
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The Normal - Warm Leatherette


Charity Chic hat gesagt…

Some crackers featured today Walter

Scott hat gesagt…

Great selection of tracks today Walter. Great story as well, think we have all experienced that hanging around for hours in record stores when we were younger.

The Swede hat gesagt…

Practically every one a winner with an attached musical memory. Brilliant selection.

Dirk hat gesagt…

Wow! I never ever heard of Battered Wives before, this tune is a real belter!! I saw that some nice chap put all of their debut album up on YouTube, will check it out this evening: great stuff and thanks VERY MUCH, Walter, for pointing me in the right direction here!