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31 very interesting things: 1. Deutscher Girls

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[video:youtube:9fmg3JKHAcM] So Graham Holliday in his noodlepie guise has invited me to join him in his 31 very interesting things challenge. This is of course right up my street, as the sort of very tedious person who might ask you over the starter to name your top 3 records of all time. It'll be a bit of music, a bit of TV and other media stuff. I'll copy Graham for my opening choice, by picking the first 7" single I ever bought. And uncannily I also bought it in Woolworths in 1982 (Tunbridge Wells branch). Like most of my friends at that time I was a big AntFan and had already been given the Prince Charming and Kings of the Wild Frontier albums for Christmas. I didn't know Adam and the Ants were part of the new wave that had ridden into town on the coattails of punk. I just liked the Burundi Beat. Deutscher Girls marked a defining moment in my life - I was old enough to buy my own music.


Anonymous | May 15, 2008 4:09 PM | Reply

I kind of like the Ants at that time, but I was only just getting into music. The next thing I bought, maybe a year later, was the singles compilation Once upon Time by Siouxsie and the Banshees. I didn't really get into music though until I got Bela Lugosi's dead by Bauhaus - and NO, I didn't have black hair, white make up and drink cider black in Birmingham every Friday night...

Anonymous | May 15, 2008 4:46 PM | Reply

The tedious thing to point out is that Bow Wow Wow were basically the first incarnation of the Ants (whom MM persuaded to ditch Adam) plus Annabella Lwin. But I'm not entirely sure I believe your claims about Bauhaus and Siouxsie and the Banshees. My first purchase was pretty cool but that was a fluke. I bought a questionable album at about the same time and I think it was to take me about five years to realise that the point of music was to buy stuff no-one else had heard of so that I could incredibly pompous and dismissive of acts as mainstream as The Smiths.

Anonymous | May 15, 2008 5:26 PM | Reply

No, not lying on the purchases. Just was not into buying records until I was 13. I used to tape quite a lot of stuff, before I started buying anything. If you want proof, I still have my ticket for Bauhaus at the Birmingham Odeon on (I think) July 3, 1983. It was their final tour - before they reformed recently that is - and I was 13 and much to my annoyance they did not play Bela Lugosi's dead. I never liked the Smiths and I still don't. I know that is hugely uncool, but while I like some of the lyrics I just didn't ever gel with them. You not on Lastfm Rob?


Nairn | May 15, 2008 7:29 PM | Reply

This is a very good selection, Crilly. Stands up well today. Purchased my first 45 in same branch - Musical Youth 'Never Going To Give You Up'. Which doesn't stand up well today. See you at Chesterfield F.C. next Wednesday for this


Anonymous | May 15, 2008 7:30 PM | Reply

Lastfm? That requires the young boy with the cleft stick (the one who normally does my emails) to run back and forth to the city centre with a tape recorder

Anonymous | May 15, 2008 7:46 PM | Reply

Cheers Davidson. At the time I didn't like it that much. After all the pomp of Kings and Prince Charming, it seemed a bit well dull

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