Posts from 19th May 2008

May 08

SHOWADDYWADDY – “Under The Moon Of Love”

FT + Popular147 comments • 8,706 views

#397, 4th December 1976

A recurring theme on recent Popular comments threads has been the idea that one track or another represents “why punk had to happen”: a feeling – easy, perhaps too easy, to identify in hindsight – that pop and rock had stagnated or slipped into irrelevance. The phrase is slightly weaselly – it suggests that bad or dull records somehow caused punk, whereas more likely they provided the background conditions for it to be embraced. Anyway, here’s another candidate, at Number One when the Sex Pistols were first nosing into the charts and when John Peel was publically embracing the new music.


Europop 2008: Group B Finale

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Austria, Croatia, Germany and Poland can all still qualify – who will win through? Vote in the poll, then click below the cut for track details, comment and analysis, match reports and previews.

How to vote: Just tick the track you like best in each match – you will need to vote separately. If you download, please vote! These polls close on May 26th.

Austria v Germany: Which track do you prefer?

  • Germany: Paul Kalkbrunner 60%
  • Austria: Madita 40%

Total Voters: 25

Poll closes: 26 May 2008 @ 13:02

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Croatia v Poland: Which track do you prefer?

  • Poland: Reni Jusis 73%
  • Croatia: Qwerty 27%

Total Voters: 26

Poll closes: 26 May 2008 @ 13:04

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