MEMORY TAPES: 13TH APRIL 2012
Your Memory Tapes today is a story of music and boys, and is told by the lovely fashion blogger Liberty London Girl aka Sasha Wilkins...
"In my early teens at our all girls school, my sister & I were friends with Annabelle, who knew boys who knew music. And that was that really. Boys & music. Ever a potent cocktail.
"Annabelle didn't just introduce me to The Smiths (lifelong love) & The Cure, she brought into school C90 mix tapes, filled with screechy, stop start recordings of bands like The Pastels, The Weather Prophets, & The Brilliant Corners plus all the bands of the punk era.
"This is my only mixtape remaining, & I still play it in my car's cassette deck, and get as much pleasure from singing along as I did back in 1988. And when people bang on about cheesy mainstream 80s music, I remember that frisson of superiority I had in my teens every time my schoolmates slapped another Bros poster on the common room wall. And thank Annabelle for lifting me into a world of music that has been the soundtrack of my life ever since."
And here's the tracks.....
Weather Prophets. Almost Prayed
The Buzzcocks. Ever Fallen in Love with Someone
The Jasmine Minks. Cut Me Deep
The Smiths. Miserable Lie.
The Undertones. Wrong Way
Primal Scream. All Fall Down
The Pooh Sticks. Sex Head
The Smiths. This Night Has Opened My Eyes
The House Of Love. Christine
The Chesterfields. Two Girls And A Treehouse
The Smiths. Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Brilliant Corners. Jim's Room
The Smiths. I don't Owe You Anything. (Album: The Smiths
The Undertones. My Perfect Cousin
The Wedding Present - This Boy Can Wait
The Undertones. Male Model
Furniture Brilliant Minds
The Buzzcocks. Oh S**t!
The Jazz Butcher: Lot 49
Rodney Allen. Will It Rain Tomorrow
The Undertones. Teenage Kicks
Pooh Sticks. On Tape
The Buzzcocks Orgasm Addict
Jesus & Mary Chain. April Skies
The Undertones. Here Comes the Summer
You can email your Memory Tape to Lauren too you know....