Loitering About The Singles Chart: 11 July 1987, Reviewed

The 80’s were a great period for the pop song. ‘Since Yesterday’ by Strawberry Switchblade. ‘Happy Birthday’ by Altered Images. Jane Wiedlin’s ‘Rush Hour’ is just the track to make an old, cynical blogger’s heart melt; a more perfect pop record you really couldn’t wish for. Oh, and not forgetting the lush and lamé of … Continue reading Loitering About The Singles Chart: 11 July 1987, Reviewed

A Hand Up The Nightshirt: ‘Actually’, By Pet Shop Boys, Revisited

Were I given the task of arriving at a suitable label to affix to the Pet Shop Boys canon, it would probably be something along the lines of those Grandes Dames of the European Camp Pop oeuvre. Which isn’t designed to be an insult – more a recognition that whilst the Tennant/Lowe axis has never reclined … Continue reading A Hand Up The Nightshirt: ‘Actually’, By Pet Shop Boys, Revisited