This is the penultimate lockdown pop quiz, and it covers 80s hit songs in languages other than English. A point for the band and song (half a mark for close), and another point for the language. Lots of points for grabs. Includes some of the best songs of the 80s, and sadly some of the… Read More Pop Quiz | Bloody foreigners coming over here
This week we are putting on a baseball cap backwards and wearing a VW badge as a necklace. We are taking a strange trip into the world of 80s rap and hip-hop. Warning: contains middle class white people trying to rap The timings for the tracks are: 0 37.5 1.15 2.30 3.40 4.35 5.42 6.40 … Read More 80s Pop Quiz | Hip Hop
OK, so I admit that Sophistipop is a genre I have just invented. Clever, slightly pretentious pop tracks, often featuring misjudged saxophones, or jazzy guitars. Basses get slapped, and frankly so should some of the band members. The sublime and the ridiculous all mixed together Given the generic nature of some of the tracks I… Read More 80s Pop Quiz | Sophistipop
25 tracks featuring punk and new wave acts trying to get funky Get down with it.
This weeks pop quiz is inspired by the works of Palestinian literary critic and activist Edward Said. It explores 80s pop music’s obsession with far off exotic countries, sometimes with slightly dodgy results.: These are times at which each of the 24 tracks starts. One of them is slightly tenuous. Sorry 0 42 1.22 2.07… Read More Pop Quiz | Orientalism
This weeks mix is mellow and jangly, featuring an Oboe, and the longest piano solo in pop history I’ve included the track start times for people who don’t like piano solos. There are 25 tracks, no tricks this week, and an obscure bonus track at the end for people who really know their jangly pop… Read More 80s jangle-pop | And a very long piano solo