As with all this weeks sessions these bands came to the forefront during the punk/new wave era but i feel are far removed from that genre today’s band is “The Stranglers” Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums.
1. Hanging Around 2. I Feel Like A Wog (I know dodgy ground their title not mine) 3. Goodbye Toulouse 4. Something Better Change
Here we are again more classic John Peel session 7 covers the first of two three piece bands.
The Jam were an English mod revival/punk rock band during the 1970s and early 1980s, which formed in 1972 at Sheerwater Secondary School in Woking, in the county of Surrey.
While it shared the “angry young man” outlook and fast tempo of the contemporary mid-1970s’ British punk rock movement, in contrast with it the band wore smartly tailored suits reminiscent of English pop-bands in the early 1960s.
The band released 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits.
1. In The City 2. Art School 3. I’ve Changed My Address 4. Modern World
Final session this week possible more to come ? Today’s offering is from Elvis Costello & the Attractions. The Attractions were an English backing band for the English new wave musician Elvis Costello between 1977 and 1986, and again from 1994 to 1996. They consisted of Steve Nieve (keyboards and ukulele), Bruce Thomas (bass guitar), and Pete Thomas (drums). Today session is circa 1978.