With newspaper headlines filled with tales of strikes, (that bitch Thatcher (whom was responsible for the loss of my first proper job) and the rising unemployment, the only thing growing positively was the UK music charts.

And as a mere 13 year old at the time, 1980 stands out as one of my absolute favorite years for music. And with over 500 albums/EPs released, decided it was the perfect time for a night of pure 1980 dedicated album tracks.

Obviously due to time restrictions, I've only selected about 70 albums to play from, (based on my own favourites) but if there's any album that holds dear to your memories, please come along and request your own favourites.

Featured Albums include:-

The Buggles - The Age of Plastic

John Foxx - Metamatic

The Pretenders - Pretenders

The Ramones - End Of The Century

The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Toyah - Sheep Farming in Barnet

The Selector - Too Much Pressure

Squeeze - Argybargy

The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs

Stiff Little Fingers - Nobody's Heroes

Genesis - Duke

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

The Undertones - Hypnotised

The Cure - Seventeen Seconds

The Human League - Holiday '80 EP

Bad Manners - Ska 'n' B

Saxon - Wheels of Steel

Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette

Devo - Freedom of Choice

Roxy Music - Flesh and Blood

Peter Gabriel - 3

The Human League - Travelogue

The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It

The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us

Alan Vega and Martin Rev - Suicide:

Toyah - The Blue Meaning

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising

Split Enz - True Colours

Queen - The Game

Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

Ultravox - Vienna

Joy Division - Closer

Echo & the Bunnymen - Crocodiles

AC/DC - Back In Black

The Vapors - New Clear Days

Associates - The Affectionate Punch

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Kaleidoscope

The B-52's - Wild Planet

UB40 - Signing Off

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Gary Numan - Telekon

XTC - Black Sea

Simple Minds - Empires and Dance

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Madness - Absolutely

Skids - The Absolute Game

The Rezillos - Rev Up

Bauhaus - In the Flat Field

The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta

Killing Joke - Killing Joke

Talking Heads - Remain In Light

The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro

U2 - Boy

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Organisation

The Damned - The Black Album

The Clash - Black Market Clash

The Specials - More Specials

Motörhead - Ace of Spades

The Fall - Grotesque

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Laughter

The Jam - Sound Affects

Blondie - Autoamerican

Adam & The Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier

Bad Manners - Loonee Tunes!

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Taking liberties

The Clash - Sandinista!

Full listing of 1980 releases:-


  • Saturday, February 15, 2020

George 2nd Pub