Live Ledge #345: More 1978 UK

The series devoted to 1978 continues tonight, and the focus is on fantastic tracks from the UK. Given that many of the classics from that year (Clash, Jam, etc.) were already aired on previous shows with that theme, most of the tunes from tonight are pretty obscure. Some of these bands only recorded the track you hear on this show.

But there are also quite a few bands that should be familiar to anybody who follows the music of that era. Groups such as the Mekons, The Members, Chelsea, The Rich Kids, Television Personalities, and The Nips are just a few of those types of bands, and there are also early tracks by Adam & The Ants and Tubeway Army.

It's quite an intriguing listen, and hopefully everybody discovers a track or two they've never heard before! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher. Or...


1. Mekons, Never Been In A Riot
2. Cuban Heels, Downtown
3. Billy Karloff Band, Crazy Paving
4. The Bears, On Me
5. Fulham Furies, These Boots Are Made For Walking
6. The Cybermen, Where Is The New Wave
7. Victims, Disco Junkies
8. Ivor Biggun, The Winkers Song
9. The Members, Solitary Confinement
10. Incredible Kidda Band, Everybody Knows
11. The Nerves, TV Adverts
12. The Bullets, Grammar Schoolgirls
13. The Jolt, I Can't Wait
14. Left Hand Drive, Who Said Rock & Roll Is Dead
15. Dave Goodman & Friends, Justifiable Homicide
16. Pork Dudes, Telephone Masturbator
17. The Lurkers, I Don't Need to Tell Her
18. Johnny G, The Hippys Graveyard
19. Tubeway Army, Bombers
20. The Rich Kids, Ghosts of Princes in Towers
21. Chelsea, Urban Kids
22. The Nips, All The Time In The World
23. The Tights, Howard Hughes
24. Adam & The Ants, Lady
25. Gang Of Four, Damaged Goods
26. Penetration, Life's A Gamble
27. The Distractions, It Doesn't Bother Me
28. Television Personalities, Part Time Punks
29. Crass, So What
30. Nicky Beat & the Beatniks, Split Second Love
31. The Shapes, (I Saw) Batman (In The Launderette)
32. Victim, Strange Thing By Night
33. The Detonators, Cruisin


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