Along with the musing on yet another decade of rampant personal fallibility we check out more great music from the likes of Romeo Void, English Beat, ESG, Rush, Funky 4 + 1, Billy Bragg, Nails, The Soft Boys and yes, you guessed it, much, much, more.
So, this first instalment of weaving through the the time, the events, the music of 1981 leans in a certain Mark Lane direction. Along the way I explore topics ranging from an Elvis documentary, What Would Burt Reynolds Do? philosophy, blue ribbons, Guinness Book of World Records, and potential reasons a teenager bought a black and white TV in 1981. Musically we tap into the most rambunctious, overly excited, messy and marvellous offerings from the year all in an effort to make one person happy.