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Pearly Dewdrops’ Drops by Cocteau Twins.  A non-album single released in 1984 by this Scottish band fronted by Elizabeth Fraser.  They are from Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth, which is just fun to say!

One Way Night by Metro. Track from their 1976 self-titled debut.  The band featured Peter Godwin, Duncan Browne and Sean Lyons.  They released 3 albums between 1976 and 1980.

Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing by Incognito. Request.

A Pair of Brown Eyes by The Pogues.  From 1985’s Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, their second studio album said that the title is taken from a quotation, often attributed to Winston Churchill: “Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.”  This was the band’s first top 100 single in the UK.

Before they Make Me Run by The Rolling Stones.

Telstar by Ad Infinitum. The only thing they recorded; it was 1984. ‘ They’were Peter Hooks from New Order and Lindsay Wilson, wife of Tony Wilson.

Kinder Murder by Elvis Costello.  Track two from his 1994 album, Brutal Youth.

Raw by Big Daddy Kane. Request.

We Close Our Eyes by Go West.

Straight to Hell by The Clash. 1982 single released as a double A-side with Should I Stay or Should I Go.  It was also on their 5th album, Combat Rock.

Aussies in the key of G

*Cattle and Cane by The Go-Betweens.  Released in 1983 as the first single from their second album Before Hollywood.  Vocalist and bass guitarist, Grant McLennan, wrote the lyrics for his mother as an autobiographical description of his return home to a Queensland farm when a boy. He used Nick Cave’s acoustic guitar while staying at Cave’s London apartment.  The single and album both failed to appear on the relevant Australian Kent Music Report Top 50 charts at the time but in May 2001 it was selected by Australasian Performing Right Assoc (APRA) as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

*Black Wedding Ring by Gyan. From her self-titled debut album, 1989.

*Love is Thicker than Water by Andy Gibb. 1977 single release co-written by Andy with brother Barry, and Joe Walsh from the Eagles plays guitar on it. It was his first gold record in the US.

*I’m a Kite by Mark Gillespie. The first recorded song by Australian musician Mark Gillespie (not to be confused with the English Mark Gillespie, who’s a bit better known), along with another track The Joke’s on You, both of which appeared on a compilation album of new artists called Debutantes in 1977.

*Permanent Friend by Girl Overboard. From their 1989 debut album, Paint a Picture.

*Sounds of Then by Ganggajang. Their best known track, released in Dec 1985. It was also on their debut self-titled album from the same year.

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Lauryn Hill & Tanya Blount. Request.

Wind of Change by Scorpions.  Heard it on the radio while I was in Ballarat for work the other day and had to blast the speakers.  So I thought you should too. Such a great political song…in case you couldn’t tell from the lyrics, it’s about the coup in the Soviet Union in 1991.  Sadly, the more things change…the more they stay the same! They are, of course, German.

Velocity Girl by Primal Scream.  1986 double A-side with Crystal Crescent, their second release.  They are, of course, Scottish…Moira, are you there?

It might be You by Stephen Bishop.  From the 1982 film Tootsie.  Loved that film!  Saw it many a time at dollar movie night when I was at university – that scene with Jessica Lange in the trackies when Dorothy makes a pass at her…I was desperate for that kiss to be consummated when I first saw it at the cinema!

*Storm in my Soul by Carol Lloyd Band.  Request.  Lesbian Aussie according to Djak.

 

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