Living In Oblivion: The 80s Greatest Hits, Volume 4
1994: EMI 7243 8 28339 2 5
Dys Midnight Runners
The Blow Monkeys
Scarlett & Black
Tones On Tail
Wide Boy Awake
Our Daughters Wedding
Wall Of Voodoo
Ive had this probably since it came out, as for some reason 80s compilations were very popular among some of us in the mid-90s despite the recordings being barely 15 years old. For me they were an interesting way to enjoy many more one-hit-wonder tracks that hadnt reached my remote world as well as to recelebrate some that had.
The absolutely killer track on this particular disc is Get Out of London, which packs more energy per beat than nearly anything else I heard from the era (and it was a very energetic and vital era for music; probably the English Beats Shes Going is its nearest rival in that assessment, ska in general being fairly frenetic but not so focused and driven). Just when it seems like its come to its crest, it turns another corner and goes roaring up another hill. An awesome, fun ride indeed.
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