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Mark Moore found fame with S’Express  but made his name as being one of the key DJs of the 80s and onwards. He is still deeply involved in music now DJing and creating…

Talking Heads – Remain In Light

I’m still in awe of this today. Check out the Channel 4 ‘Once In A Lifetime’ concert on youtube, complete with cut up video inserts.


Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Scream

Reminds me of seeing them at the Rainbow Theatre and ripping all the seats out so we could dance. If we’re going to talk first musical obsessions they were my Bay City Rollers.


The Flying Lizards – Fourth Wall

A huge electronica influence on me. Patti Palladin sounds superb and there’s even Micheal Nyman on it.


Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen

A fave along with Never Mind The Bollocks plus the 1st Ramones and X-Ray Spex LPs. I remember listening to ‘Sixteen’ at 14 and feeling nostalgic for an age yet to come.


Iggy Pop – The Idiot

Love Iggy and the Stooges but this made me want to buy a drum machine.



Roxy Music – Greatest Hits (1972-75)

Every track’s a winner. When I met Brian Eno we were having a lovely chat until I told him I had a t-shirt of him from a pic on the first Roxy album and he ran away!


Funkadelic – 1st LP

Along with Maggot Brain this has got to be my fave tripped out, stoner album ever.


Psychedelic Furs – 1st LP

Packed with hits that never were. ‘Sister Europe’! ‘Imitation Of Christ’!


The Cure – Seventeen Seconds

The best soundtrack to my teenage depression. I played this just as much as ‘Unknown Pleasures’.


Brian Eno and David Byrne – My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

I wore this out when I bought it. Another great influence. Made me want to buy a sampler.


David Bowie – Young Americans

Which Bowie album to put in? All the Berlin Bowie ones? Today I’m opting for the lush heartache of his plastic soul sound.


Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

I still dance and headbang whenever I hear ‘Gut Feeling’/'(Slap Your Mammy’).


Sly and the Family Stone – Life

All the early Sly albums will do nicely. ‘Jane Is A Groupee’! Made me want to wear ridiculous clothes … and I did.


Gina X Performance – Nice Mover

I was going to put in a Kraftwerk album but thought I’d shine a light on this gem instead. Fabulous, influential (at the time), and underrated new-wave, electro-pop with a large dollop of Quentin Crisp camp.


Suicide – 1st album

I’d listen to ‘Frankie Teardrop’ over and over really loud. My poor mother.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. Your poor mother, indeed! I’ve been known to use “Frankie Teardrop” as a behaviour modification device on a class of graphic design students when I’m particularly annoyed at their lack of participation in a critique. I call it the “nuclear option”.

  2. […] While we’re reminiscing my teenage years I now have the perfect opportunity to invite you to check out my Teenage Top 15 albums on John Robb’s Louder Than war site: httpss:// […]


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