LED ZEPPELIN: PHYSICAL GRAFFITI

45 years ago today Led Zeppelin released Physical Graffiti in the UK. Recording sessions had been disrupted when bassist and keyboard player John Paul Jones had proposed quitting the band.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT

Enjoy a gorgeously mopey and beautifully miserable Sunday morning song, “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”—originally sung by The Smiths.

THE SMITHS 36TH ANNIVERSARY

Today, 36 years ago, the eponymous debut studio album the Smiths was released by Rough Trade Records.

Produced by John Porter the album was well received by critics and listeners. It established the Smiths as a prominent band in the 1980s music scene in the UK.

TRAVOLTA 66

Today is John Joseph Travolta birthday. He turned 66. This guy really inspires me a lot, style and attitude-wise.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Kate Bush released her debut studio album The Kick Inside 42 years ago today; which contained her UK number one hit, “Wuthering Heights”.

LENE LOVICH: LUCKY NUMBER

On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released “Lucky Number”. Originally released as a B-side for Lovich’s cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. “Lucky Number” became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.

GREASERS GUISE

The youth subculture that was popularised in the 1950s to 1960s, Greasers, were originally poor kids who couldn’t afford nice clothing, so they would wear their work clothes, which typically consisted of white tank tops, t-shirts and jeans.

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN

“Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town” is one of the most consequential songs that introduced me to the synthesizer-heavy + glam fashion x nervous and nerdy personas = New Wave.⁣

WHISKEY IN THE JAR

Kickstart your 2020 welcoming party with one of the most classic drinking songs ever written: Whiskey in the Jar.

NEW WAVE WHO’S WHO

At a quick glance I see Billy Idol, Limahl, Grace Jones, Adam Ant, Robert Smith, David Bowie, Simon Le Bon, that “Voices Carry” girl, Nick Rhodes, Chrissie Hynde, Mark Mothersbaugh, the Culture Club frontman, Howard Jones, … can you find Morrissey?

THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS SONG EVER

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl is the best Christmas tune of all time and also UK’s most-played Christmas song of the 21st century.

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