Wednesday, 31 March 2021

All that glisters…

The singles collection odyssey continues, and we're still in the As. Today is The Associates, and their 1982 single '18 Carat Love Affair'. I'm way too young for them, but lots of bands I like referenced them as influence and they turn up on every 80s indie compilation going, so I picked this one up second-hand. Can't remember where or for how much.

Hmmm. I don't entirely hate it. It's quite funny, and using a chocolate guitar on Top of the Pops is a nice touch but the production bothers me and I have a short fuse when it comes to Scottish blue-eyed soul. The whole country deserves nuking for Del Amitri, Wet Wet Wet and – above all – Deacon Blue. 

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