10. Fire Engines – Lubricate Your Living-room –

the greatest pop band ever who were never popular…
– With their manic combination of Richard Hell, Beefheart Trex mashed through the sulphate rush of post punk the Fire `engines were the perfect dislocated pop band of the early eighties. the fact they remained a cult is a sad indictment on the sterility of the mainstream-
Greatest band Edinburgh ever produced, almost.

 

The rest of Rob’s band also send their lists check their choices here

or go back to the beginning of Robert King’s top 10 favourite albums here

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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.

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