Ive mentioned this a couple of times before, in the Top of The Pops thread, and in order to avoid thread drift and hi-jacking I thought I would start a separate topic.
Basically, on my way home from work in the car, a local radio station called Canalside FM, based in Macclesfield, does a chart run down of the current month's chart for any given year, which seems to be anything between the late 70s and the 90s. Some are just so brilliant I deliberately take my time going home just to listen to it, whereas others are just lorry loads of crap!
Last night it was September 79 and I had to really slow down as it was just awesome. There was something for everyone, rock with Quo and Rainbow, Disco, New wave, Two tone with The Specials, it was great! We have also had 77 and 78 which were also brilliant.
Of all the years so far, I think the worst one was 87, it was Stock Aitken & Waterman pap, awful power ballads, a couple of cover versions, just about the all time low, IMO!!!
I remember September '79 very well. I'd just completed my first year of my apprenticeship at an oil refinery in South Wales, was back home in Surrey, just bought my Suzuki GS550, and it was a great time.
If I remember rightly there were also early hits from The Police, Blondie, Sad Café, XTC, and Gary Numan.
I would have been just like you and delayed my journey home if I was listening to that chart rundown.
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!