Melody Maker EOY List 1987 vs NME EOY List 1987?

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Which 1987 list do you think is best?
NME
1. Yo bum rush the show - Public enemy
2. Sign 'O' the times - Prince
3. Strangeways here we come - The smiths
4. Sister - Sonic youth
5. Frank's wild years - Tom Waits
6. The Joshua tree - U2
7. Criminal mind - Scott La rock
8. Paid in full - Eric B & Rakim
9. The people who grinned themselves.. - The housemartins
10. Actually - The pet shop boys
11. In my tribe - 10,000 maniacs
12. Songs about fucking - Big black
13. This is the story - The proclaimers
14. George best - The wedding present
15. Darklands - The Jesus & Mary chain
16. Licensed to ill - Beastie boys
17. Document - REM
18. Hot, cool & vicious - Salt 'n' pepper
19. Children of god - Swans
20. Saturday night - Schoolly D
21. Hearsay - Alexander O' Neal
22. Bigger and deffer - LL cool J
23. Soro - Salif Keita
24. Babble - That petrol emotion
25. Rhythm killers - Sly & Robbie
26. Mother juno - The gun club
27. Voice of reason - The sect
28. Mainstream - Lloyd Cole & the commotions
29. Warehouse: songs and stories - Husker du
30. Locust abortion technician - Butthole surfers
31. Kool and Deadly - Just Ice
32. Paul Johnson - Paul Johnson
33. In all Languages - Ornette Coleman
34. Time boom X be devil dead - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
35. St Julian - Julian Cope
36. Up for a bit - The Pastels
37. Tacky souvenirs of pre-Revolutionary America - Culturcide
38. Ragin’ full on - Firehose
39. The poison boyfriend - Momus
40. Qareeb - Najma
41. Calenture - The Triffids
42. No more cocoons - Jello Biafra
43. Wicked women, Wicked men & wicket keepers - Blyth Power
44. An Attitude Hits - Dan
45. Good music - Joan Jett
46. Famous blue raincoat - Jennifer Warnes
47. Crooked Mile - Microdisney
48. Pleased to meet me - The Replacements
49. Box Frenzy - Pop will eat itself
50. The girl who runs the beat hotel - Biff bang pow!
51. Rooms of the Magnificent - Ed Keupper
52. Sentimental Hygiene - Warren Zevon
53. Babylon and on - Squeeze
54. Tunnel of love - Bruce Springsteen
55. Trouble over here, trouble over there - Trouble Funk
56. Foxheads stalk this land - Close lobsters
57. Tallulah - Go-Betweens
58. Heaven’s end - Loop
59. You’re living all over me - Dinosaur Jr.
60. Squirrel & G-man, etc. - Happy Mondays

Melody Maker

1. The young gods - The young gods
2. Sign 'O' the times - Prince
3. Yo! Bum rush the show - Public enemy
4. The fat skier - Throwing muses
5. Songs about fucking - Big black
6. Darklands - Jesus and Mary chain
7. Substance - New order
8. Kiss me, kiss me, Kiss me - The cure
9. Bigger and deffer - LL Cool J
10. Locust abortion technician - The butthole surfers
11. mind the perpetual intercourse - Skinny puppy
12. Strangeways, here wo come - The smiths
13. Document - REM
14. Pleased to meet me - The replacements
15. Floodland - Sisters of mercy
16. In my tribe - 10,000 maniacs
17. Franks wild years - Tom Waits
18. Poetic champions compose - Van Morrison
19. Come on pilgrim - The pixies
20. Secrets of the beehive - David Sylvian
21. Warehouse: Songs and stories - Husker Du
22. The world of echo - Arther Russell
23. This is the story - The proclaimers
24. You're living all over me - Dinosaur
25. Happy come home - Victoria Williams
26. Heaven's end - Loop
27. Calenture - The triffids
28. Squirrel and g-man... - Happy Mondays
29. Oh! tears baby - Win
30. At my window - Townes Van Zandt

was going to cut the NME list to 30 to even it out, but sod it. You can just compare each top 30 if you so desire.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Melody Maker 33
NME 18


pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 13:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Will run these polls up til 96. Let's see who has the most wins then.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 13:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

nme top 30 vs mm top 30 for me has MM as better. But im sure lots wont agree.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 13:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Don't really give a stuff about chart positions, but the blurbs were always good for the Melody maker EOY charts:
http://archivedmusicpress.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/the-vinyl-curtain-mm-best-albums-of-1987.jpg

Am absolutely mystified by the absence of Children of God though.

Enemy Insects (NickB), Monday, 20 April 2009 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I predict that a lot of votes wont be cast on each list but on the fact public enemy was no1 on NME to MM's no 3, but it's a vote on the entire list not the number one spots.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 14:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

2. Sign 'O' the times - Prince
3. Strangeways here we come - The smiths

Prince better than Morrissey? What were they thinking??

Anyway. Sly and Robbie? Eric B and Rakim? The Housemartins? The Wedding Present?
Gotta be NME for this one.

DavidM, Monday, 20 April 2009 14:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's like comparing mandarins and oranges

Ismael Klata, Monday, 20 April 2009 14:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

mmmm mandarins ;)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 14:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

40-60 on the nme list is a bit strange. jennifer warne is better than dinosaur (jr)?

I bet chuck votes nme because they have joan jett ;)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 16:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol just noticed biff bang pow are on the nme list. lol alan mcgee

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 16:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

I always thought MM had the edge over NME (but then I bought MM back then, so I would say that.)

MM gets my vote for Arthur Russell alone

Duke, Monday, 20 April 2009 18:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

MM. Because they have only included 30 albums without Dukes Of Stratosphear, while NME listed 60 and still no Dukes Of Stratosphear.

Geir Hongro, Monday, 20 April 2009 19:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

What albums in the lists do you like, Geir?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 19:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

I had to vote Melody Maker even though I was a die-hard NME reader back then.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 20 April 2009 20:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

I didn't read either til 1991/92 but If I had then I guess I would've preferred MM but read both anyway as thats what i did throughout the 90s. Maybe missing out the odd crap looking NME but I usually bought MM.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 20 April 2009 20:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

God, I hate comparing long lists like this (or even polls with too many damn options) but yeah, MM's got enough gold in there to edge out the fact that NME has Children of God. Oh and by the way...who the fuck are the Sect?

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 06:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

nme list has both more stuff i like and more stuff i hate. melody maker list is dullsville

pale spector (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 06:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

it is half the size though tbf

pale spector (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 06:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

MM has the 'Muses and David Sylvian, so it gets the edge over, even though at that time I think I preferred to read the NME (but I read both indiscriminately, I suspect).

Bit flawed when one list has twice as much stuff, but eh.

one art, please (Trayce), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 06:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

nme list has both more stuff i like and more stuff i hate. melody maker list is dullsville

OTM.

Enormous Epic (Matt DC), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 09:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

I dont see how MM list is more dull than NME

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 10:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

What albums in the lists do you like, Geir?

"Sign O The Times" is OK, but generally not too many. 1987 was one of the worst ever years for music, dominated by hair metal, hip-hop, house and underproduced low budget indie with way too much reverb and the vocals mixed way too low. Generally the period from 1987 until 1990 was the first for music since pre-Beatles, and has remained so ever since.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

was the WORST for music, I mean.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Couldn't you get a tab in Norway?

Blancmange Is Playing At My House (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Anyway, generally, my favourite albums from 1987 look like this, but it takes less to get into my 1987 Top 20 than it takes to get into my 1981-1983 Top 50.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

This has to be MM cos:

1) It has The Fat Skier in it;
2) You're Living All Over Me is in the top 30;
3) Big Black is in the top 5;
4) U2 aren't in it at all;

but I agree with Geir - Dukes of Stratosphear should be in both of them.

Guilty_Boksen, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

And, as ever, I wonder what Sounds top 30 was...

Guilty_Boksen, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sounds was kinda dodgy:

There is no ranking of albums, just an A-Z of the most important albums of the year.

* Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
* American Music Club - Engine
* Anthrax - Among The Living
* Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
* The Christians - The Christians
* Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Mainstream
* Julian Cope - Saint Julian
* The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
* The Cult - Electric
* Terence Trent D'Arby - Introducing The Hardline...
* Def Leppard - Hysteria
* Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
* Dumptruck - For The Country
* Steve Earle & The Dukes - Exit O
* Echo And The Bunnymen - Echo And The Bunnymen
* Einsturzende Neubauten - Five On The Open Ended Richter Scale
* Faith No More - Introduce Yourself
* Gaye Bykers On Acid - Drill Your Own Hole
* The Gun Club - Mother Juno
* Head - A Snog On The Rocks
* Husker Du - Warehouse: Songs And Stories
* Michael Jackson - Bad
* The Jesus And Mary Chain - Darklands
* The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu - 1987 What The F***'s Going On?
* The Leather Nun - Steel Construction
* LL Cool J - Bigger And Deffer
* John Cougar Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee
* Van Morrison - Poetic Champions Compose
* Pet Shop Boys - Actually
* The Pixies - Come On Pilgrim
* Pop Will Eat Itself - Box Frenzy
* Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
* The Proclaimers - This Is The Story
* Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show
* REM - Document
* Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson
* The Screaming Blue Messiahs - Bikini Red
* The Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland
* The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
* Sonic Youth - Sister
* Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love
* Stupids - Van Stupid
* 10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe
* That Petrol Emotion - Babble
* The Triffids - Calenture
* U2 - The Joshua Tree
* Tom Waits - Franks Wild Years
* The Wedding Present - George Best
* Yello - One Second
* The Young Gods - The Young Gods

Enemy Insects (NickB), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Always wanted to hear that Head album.

Enemy Insects (NickB), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

At least they mention Yello

Sacco, Vanzetti, Passantino... (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks for that, NickB. Lots of pros and cons in that list but focusing on the pros, Neubaten are on it and, of course, the infamous JAMMS album, which I think Sounds covered in depth if my memory serves me correctly (which it very rarely does).

Just noticed another reason for MM winning this - The Pixies are on it (and in Sounds, too).

Guilty_Boksen, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 12:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

I never ever read sounds.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 17:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sounds was pretty hard to come by in the U.S., at least in the places I grew up. I think I only ever bought one copy of it.

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 18:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Albums whose placings make me smile on the NME list:

18. Hot, cool & vicious - Salt 'n' pepper (ha)
20. Saturday night - Schoolly D
21. Hearsay - Alexander O' Neal
25. Rhythm killers - Sly & Robbie
26. Mother juno - The gun club
31. Kool and Deadly - Just Ice
33. In all Languages - Ornette Coleman
34. Time boom X be devil dead - Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
40. Qareeb - Najma
45. Good music - Joan Jett
55. Trouble over here, trouble over there - Trouble Funk

Albums whose placings make me smile on the MM list:

1. The young gods - The young gods

Albums I really have no idea what they are (though I could probably guess, in a couple instances):

32. Paul Johnson - Paul Johnson
36. Up for a bit - The Pastels
37. Tacky souvenirs of pre-Revolutionary America - Culturcide
43. Wicked women, Wicked men & wicket keepers - Blyth Power
44. An Attitude Hits - Dan
47. Crooked Mile - Microdisney
50. The girl who runs the beat hotel - Biff bang pow!
51. Rooms of the Magnificent - Ed Keupper
56. Foxheads stalk this land - Close lobsters
26. Heaven's end - Loop
27. Calenture - The triffids
29. Oh! tears baby - Win

I dont see how MM list is more dull than NME

It just is.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 18:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Other albums that make me smile on that Sounds list:

* Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
* Def Leppard - Hysteria
* Einsturzende Neubauten - Five On The Open Ended Richter Scale
* Michael Jackson - Bad
* The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu - 1987 What The F***'s Going On?
* The Leather Nun - Steel Construction
* John Cougar Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee
* The Screaming Blue Messiahs - Bikini Red
* Yello - One Second

Also curious about these now, neither of which I think I ever heard of before, but which sound highly entertaining judging from their names:

* Head - A Snog On The Rocks
* Stupids - Van Stupid

MM also deserves to be penalized for leaving out the Pet Shop Boys. (Was Tennant a former Sounds guy, or what?)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

Simon Reynolds was pretty big at MM by '87 right? I'm kind of surprised Mirage didn't make this list...I think SR liked the album, and I know that he was a huge Meat Puppets aficionado anyways...

I've been pretty obsessed with the MM EOYs from about 86 to 90 lately (and totally indifferent to NME which is why I'm not voting)...did we poll all of those?

hard-core Anglophilic ass kisser (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

cant remember

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

feel free to poll them

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Simon Reynolds was pretty big at MM by '87 right?

Guess that would explain Young Gods topping the list.

xhuxk, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

here's 88

hard-core Anglophilic ass kisser (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

just put up 89

hard-core Anglophilic ass kisser (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that Head album was something that entirely passed me by at the time as well. I don't even remember reading about that one. There's a review on Allmusic for it that says it had a dude from Pop Group/Rip Rig & Panic, and describes it as "an electrified West-Country translation of the Pogues, shot through with the bluesy eccentricity of Captain Beefheart". I wonder if it's any good.

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

I just looked up the Sect as well, apparently some punk band that to these ears sound exactly like the kind of emo punk stuff kids would like nowadays!

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 19:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

it had a dude from Pop Group/Rip Rig & Panic, and describes it as "an electrified West-Country translation of the Pogues, shot through with the bluesy eccentricity of Captain Beefheart".

Ha ha, that sounds really cool! Seems like the kind of thing Bogshed/Membranes/Nightingales fans would like. (Weird to see none of those sort of bands on any of these lists; maybe they were all done by '87?)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 20:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

hah one for that thread that was started last week really, but I could neer bring myself to listen to a band called Bogshed.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 20:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

LOLOLOL

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 20:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Paul Johnson is another name here that doesn't ring any bells for me. Found this song on You Tube. Probably more Chuck's thing than mine. Discogs says he "has also worked with Bryan Ferry, Stevie Wonder, Bros, Mica Paris, Juliet Roberts, Loose Ends, Al Green, Tom Robinson, Cliff Richard, George Michael, Soul II Soul, Glen Goldsmith, Steven Dante, Bluey Maunick of Incognito and many others." Goodness!

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 20:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Albums on the NME list (top 30) that are not on the MM list

4. Sister - Sonic youth
6. The Joshua tree - U2
7. Criminal mind - Scott La rock
8. Paid in full - Eric B & Rakim
9. The people who grinned themselves.. - The housemartins
10. Actually - The pet shop boys
14. George best - The wedding present
16. Licensed to ill - Beastie boys
18. Hot, cool & vicious - Salt 'n' pepper
19. Children of god - Swans
20. Saturday night - Schoolly D
21. Hearsay - Alexander O' Neal
23. Soro - Salif Keita
24. Babble - That petrol emotion
25. Rhythm killers - Sly & Robbie
26. Mother juno - The gun club
27. Voice of reason - The sect
28. Mainstream - Lloyd Cole & the commotions

Albums on the Melody Maker list that are not on the NME list

1. The young gods - The young gods
4. The fat skier - Throwing muses
7. Substance - New order
8. Kiss me, kiss me, Kiss me - The cure
11. mind the perpetual intercourse - Skinny puppy
14. Pleased to meet me - The replacements
15. Floodland - Sisters of mercy
18. Poetic champions compose - Van Morrison
19. Come on pilgrim - The pixies
20. Secrets of the beehive - David Sylvian
22. The world of echo - Arther Russell
24. You're living all over me - Dinosaur
25. Happy come home - Victoria Williams
26. Heaven's end - Loop
27. Calenture - The triffids
28. Squirrel and g-man... - Happy Mondays
29. Oh! tears baby - Win
30. At my window - Townes Van Zandt

I would say the NME list has the edge.

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 22:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

I would contest the point...

(Licensed to Ill was MM's #1 pick for '86)

hard-core Anglophilic ass kisser (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 23:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

No Perfect Prescription!!?!

fuck em both says I

shit was shocking as fuck back then (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 23:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Surprised by this:
Albums I really have no idea what they are (though I could probably guess, in a couple instances):
27. Calenture - The triffids

But would love to hear Xhuck’s guesses at all of those!

MM also deserves to be penalized for leaving out the Pet Shop Boys. (Was Tennant a former Sounds guy, or what?)

Absolutely not, Sounds always had a more male/meathead/aggro noise aspect to it, and Tennant was in the shiny clean, conceptual world of Smash Hits. Garry Bushell was probably home at Sounds during Tennant’s journo days, no? That says a lot.

Bostin' Legal (sic), Wednesday, 22 April 2009 03:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was always told I'd love sounds, but i hate bushell and I hate OI. so im not so sure.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 22 April 2009 14:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

I only ever bought Sounds once. I'm pretty sure it was the very last issue.

The NME list is more representitive of *my* 1987.

DavidM, Wednesday, 22 April 2009 14:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Late 80s, Sounds were really strong on US indie and post punk along with yer standard Anglo-indie. John Robb, Keith Cameron and Ralph Traitor (AKA Jeremy Gluck from the Barracudas IIRC) were the major cheerleaders there and I used to buy it every week pretty much for the info I got out of their articles. Also big on Grebo and metal and the whole grottier end of UK rock, which I wasn't really into so much.

Enemy Insects (NickB), Wednesday, 22 April 2009 14:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think if not for Sounds, I would never have known who Expando Brain were, so I have them to thank for that alone.

Enemy Insects (NickB), Wednesday, 22 April 2009 14:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Okay, another thing here that I don't remember from back in the day is this album on the NME list by someone or some band named Dan called "An Attitude Hits". I looked it up and apparently it's on the same label as Thatcher on Acid, who I read about back in the day but never heard. I've heard a few tracks by Thatcher on Acid on myspace now and I love it. Also seeking out the Dan album. There's not much more I love in this world than picking over the scraps of what I missed from this era because I studied the British indie press pretty extensively back then and bought what records I could get and did the very best I could as an avid British-press-reading American at the time. Nice to know there are some things I missed that are easily available now! :)

Check out the label's roster here. I seem to recall buying a Blyth Power record at some point but it didn't appeal to me. Don't have any special recollection of the other records on that label, except that I think We Are Going To Eat You was a big deal for awhile, according to one of my penpals at the time or whatever. That's the way it was in the old days, I'd get folks from the UK to send me cassettes overseas of stuff.

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Saturday, 25 April 2009 06:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is years before my time but Dan I understand as being sort of from that same quasi-hippy semi-anarcho punk scene as the Subhumans (UK), Culture Shock, maybe Oi Polloi or someone like that - wouldn't have expected them to be on a music paper EOY list but like I say, not my era

National Lampoon's Minimal House (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 25 April 2009 07:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think if not for Sounds, I would never have known who Expando Brain were, so I have them to thank for that alone.

― Enemy Insects (NickB), Wednesday, April 22, 2009 2:25 PM (3 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Sounds had a hand in releasing http://www.discogs.com/release/748151 which I guess is a pretty good snapshot of a time when hardcore was sort of burned out and US punk was quite non-restrictive. I really like the DJ Lebowitz and Stikky songs on this

National Lampoon's Minimal House (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 25 April 2009 07:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Any list from 1987 that includes David Sylvian's Secrets Of The Beehive gets my vote.

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Saturday, 25 April 2009 09:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Couldn't find any Expando Brain on slsk, though, strangely.

Earl of Gothington Manor (Bimble), Saturday, 25 April 2009 10:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 27 April 2009 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was pretty surprised to see the Dan album on that list too. Mencap's OTM about where they're coming from. Didn't have that particular album, but I got the one after it (Mother With Child And Bunny) which was fairly decent female-fronted grotbag hippy punk stuff, with a mixture of thee olde shouty buzzsaw post-hardcore punk rock and some strummy acoustic songs too. If it helps to give it a bit more context, that one came out on on Workers Playtime records who put out a lot of the Snuff records, and Anhrefn too IIRC.

http://uk82.150m.com/pics/dan.jpg

Enemy Insects (NickB), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah Dan were part of that late 80s post-anarcho scene along with Thatcher On Acid and that kind of thing.

* Stupids - Van Stupid
The Stupids were a great US-style HC thrash band (who just reformed).

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Think they're touring with the Hard Ons too, just like in the days of yore.

Enemy Insects (NickB), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

BTW Expando Brain were a Boston band who sounded like this: http://www.myspace.com/expandobrain

Kind of like the Feelies having a funny turn or something. Steve Smith went on to be in Salem 66 who were a bit hit and miss, but the entire Expando Brain discography (okay, just one album and one 7" that I know of) was 100% genius the whole way through. Maybe they were a bit like a noisier and much more ramshackle Big Dipper?

Enemy Insects (NickB), Tuesday, 28 April 2009 08:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 28 April 2009 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Terrible innit when you dont even notice results of your own poll years ago

Cosmic Slop, Friday, 19 August 2016 23:05 (two years ago) Permalink

All these 2000s polls have ruined my brain. I forgot that NME used to be into good music.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink


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