Urban75 Album of the Year 1988

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown caput mortuum

    not according to discogs, my vinyl copy is long gone so can't check. (all my vinyl has sadly long-gone).
  2. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    I too thought it was 1988 but the evidence suggests it was 1989 after all. Used to have the 2 x 12" playing at 45rpm version, signed as well. Meaningless and annoying boast aside, the UK album chart data has it spending one week in the chart in February 1989, going in at number 51 then dropping out of the chart the next week. Unlikely to have done nothing chart-wise in 1988 and the first month of 1989 and then gone straight in at 51 before disappearing.

    fade out | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

    Spacemen 3's Playing With Fire didn't get in the national 100 album chart so nothing to add there beyond what's already been said.
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  3. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown caput mortuum

    a neither meaningless nor annoying boast that, not to me anyway. I once entered a competition to win Sonic Boom's moccasins.
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  4. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    if you like (latin) jazz piano you shouldnt be disappointed with this Michel Camilo record...sadly he never really matched it after this, though it rightly cemented his name as a star. I dont think Ive ever heard more impressive piano playing...and theres some jaw dropping drumming on this too. one of my all time favourite records this
  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Fuck me this is good - ahead of its time - in fact sounds rawer than some modern death metal which can be a bit over produced.. Its pretty much the perfect metal album to my ears, cant fault it....so nice played it twice :D really glad to have discovered

  7. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    In 1988 I was 35 and in the still-happy phase of a domestic set-up with co-parenting responsibilities. Not much gig going however there was Bobby Byrd and the JB's Allstars at the Town and Country, so quality if not quantity I guess. And the live recording from it produced one of the great album titles

  8. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    There's the preview version of a book about Spacemen 3 in Google Books which says February 27 1989. Link
  9. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'd forgotten how good Hairway To Steven was.

    Had a proper laughing fit on the way to work today at "John, John was a little crippled midget lesbian boy. But stood ten foot tall WITH A KNIFE"

    I bunked off college to come down to Rough Trade in Ladbroke Grove to get that LP and Coil's "Gold Is The Metal With The Broadest Shoulders" the week they came out...
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  10. copliker

    copliker ...

    The tune Chapman could only dream of creating - "Nicaragua" from Screeching Weasel's Boogadaboogadaboogada. As far as I know, the composer (Ben Weasel) hasn't developed a more nuanced position since then.

    I don't give a fuck about nicaragua
    I don't give a shit about the President
    I don't care about suburban white kids
    Trying to show they've got compassion
    Politics are boring
    Politics are fucking boring
    Philosophizing propoganda spewing
    Teenage armchair revolutionaries
    What's the problem? What's the matter?
    You're sitting there getting fatter
    You say that you hate capitalism
    And won't you compromise
    But when you're out of cigarettes
    You pompous ass your moral outrage
    Gives me a fucking headache
    Closed your mind got all the answers
    Don't even realize you're an asshole
    If you had any brains I guess you'd see
    You're a narrow minded judgemental left wing nazi
    I don't give a fuck about Nicarauga [x4]
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  11. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    I'm fairly sure the Screaming Weasels were never available from the Britannia Music Club though.
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  12. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Well, there goes the frying pan theory.

    Such exquisite imagery.
  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 Well, there goes the frying pan theory.

    Roger that, I was listening to some of it this morning. I'd even say that the version of "Sweet Thing" on it is better than Van Morrison's original on Astral Weeks.
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  14. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Yeah you're right. I thought that was Loh Land. Good call btw.
  15. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    This is really a year for metal and hip hop and nascent house/techno. Non of which I really know much about. I mean I like Slayer and Public Enemy but then so does everyone else who's into these scenes and I'm not going to be able to do these justice. I'm going to include Nation of Millions in my list because even I know its truly great and maybe From Enslavement to Obliteration as well. There's too much going on in Eastern Europe and I want to go have a look at various Japanese things too.
  16. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Ruddy Yurts did an instrumental version which lost a lot of the anger TBH.
  17. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown caput mortuum

    Big year for Acid House/Techno compilations on Trax Records
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yeah I had and still have this bad boy:
    Various - Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit

    Not sure if they count* but Psychic TV's Jack The Tab will.

    *(Acid House / Tech-NO)
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  19. Farley ''Jackmaster'' Funk - No Vocals Necessary is the one for me.
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  20. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I think I subscribed to Britannia for a while , or a similar monthly CD thing :D
  21. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    That was the one where you got five albums for a quid each and then had to buy a shit overpriced album every month for a year. I did that too. I think I told them to stick it and there wasn't a lot they could do.
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  22. TimDracula

    TimDracula BloodyPositive

    • Giuseppe Torelli – 12 Concertino per camera for Violin and Cello. It’s marvellous. I saw the first performance and… Wait, you said 1988.


  23. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I'll add 'No Sheet Music' to the list of excluded items for the next list!
  24. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Not really feeling 1988 the way I was 1978, though there were certainly some decent albums out.

    Off the top of my head, my number one will likely be Daydream Nation, although today it seems nowhere near as vital as the 78 top ten still do now.
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  25. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown caput mortuum

    Forgot about this, although it may be a victim of the process mentioned previously by belboid. Discogs says '88, someone in the comments there says '89. Can anyone confirm?

  26. Spandex

    Spandex Well-Known Member

    From wiki:

    Lick is the third album by The Lemonheadsand the last to feature founding member Ben Deily. It was released in 1989 and was the group's last album before signing to major label Atlantic. A typo on the album itself erroneously states its release date as 1988.
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  27. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown caput mortuum

    cheers Spandex, looks like the same issue as 'Playing with Fire'.
  28. copliker

    copliker ...

    I'm surprised none of the best of lists feature Mary Margaret O'Hara. A fair number of their common choices have dated badly or maybe suffer from over familiarity.

  29. copliker

    copliker ...

    I doubt whether nearly all-female Yugoslavian indie rock will feature very strongly but here's a sample for anyone struggling to deblokeify their list. Boye.

  30. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Weird year for reggae LPs. Bunch of Jammys, "Red Rose for Gregory" and not a whole lot else...

    Also not sure if anyone has mentioned the first Sugarcubes LP?

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