B Movie- recently reformed 80’s post punk band give us their top 10 favourite ten albumsB-Movie were the Mansfield based UK post punk band who signed to Some Bizarre records and whose classic “Remembrance Day’ song is still a big favourite here in this house, the follow up 1982’s,  ‘Nowhere Girl’, made the Top 10 in many European countries and reached No. 68 in the United Kingdom and the band had a cult following before splitting.

Post B Movie Guitarist Paul Statham collaborated with former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy on his late eighties album, he also co-wrote Dido‘s first single “Here with me”, which became an international hit single, and also the title track of her 2001 album “No Angel”, which has sold almost 20 million copies.

B-Movie themselves cut some great tunes with a mix of the darkness of the time, an experimental edge and were a sort of futurist band.  they should have been huge but were locked into the underground. Fortunately they have decided to reform.

They have a new album and EP due this summer/spring and UK tour dates as follows;

19 June The Cellars Portsmouth
20 June The Portland Arms Cambridge
21 June The Hope & Anchor Islington, London
22 June The Cookie Club Nottingham


Echo and the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
Excellent fusion of 60’s psychedelia with modern(at the time) sounds. Very atmospheric.

Otis Redding – Otis Blue
Fantastic rhythm section of Al Jackson Jr and Donald “Duck” Dunn with the wonderfully soulful voice of Otis.

Blondie – Parallel Lines
Clem Burke – that’s it!

Brian Eno – Another Green World
An album that continues to influence today…..see guitarist Paul Statham’s Dark Flowers project. This album transports you somewhere vaguely similar to the world you think you know !

Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks
The only album a guitarist needs , incendiary playing and a lyrical punch to the throat

Part 2 of B Movies top 10 favourite albums is here…

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