The Labour Party conference begins Saturday 24th September – Liverpool is the host city.
As such Labour Party member Andy Furlong has put together a Liverpool Top 20 songs… of course these things are controversial… comments please!10
Comments /suggestions please!
Here’s the list – in no particular order:
Big in Japan – Big in Japan
Echo & the Bunnymen – Villiers Terrace
Dalek I Love You – Holiday in Disneyland
The Teardrop Explodes – Books
Wah – Better Scream
Wild Swans – The Revolutionary Spirit
Care – Flaming Sword
Dead or Alive – Misty Circles
Half Man Half Biscuit – The Trumpton Riots
The LA’s – Looking Glass
CAST – Fine Time
The Farm – Groovy Train
The Yachts – Suffice to Say
OMD – Almost (Electricity ‘B’ side)
Frankie Goes to Holllywood – Two Tribes (was tempted to offer up something by the Spitfire Boys but they were crap!)
China Crisis – African and White
Shack – Natalie’s Party
Pale Fountains – There’s Always Something on my Mind (An earlier incarnation of the legendary Mick Head)
The Lotus Eaters – First Picture of You
Apollo 440 – Stop the Rock
Dead 60’s – Riot Radio
And despite my strict adherence to the “No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones in 1977” school of punk purism, I guess I should acknowledge that the Beatles did start something. So I’ll include Revolution.
Finally, I recall that Declan McManus grew up on Murkeyside and cut his musical teeth there, so this list would not be complete without:
Elvis Costello – Tramp the Dirt Down (I certainly will!)
That’s twenty three tracks and it needs some thinning out.
Discuss comrades… Discuss!