279 1979

Longtime listeners will know that the Contrast Podcast has periodically examined some of the best musical years. Search back through our history and you’ll find them. This time, Jeremy from Fingertips will be leading us back to 1979. Where did I put my disco trousers?

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(0:00) Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club – English Garden

Jeremy from Fingertips

(6:54) The Boomtown Rats – Having My Picture Taken

Kevin from Let Me Educate You

(12:53) Patti Smith Group – Dancing Barefoot

Nat from Another Aging Hipster

(18:36) Joy Division – Twenty Four Hours

Chris from Dead Sea Apes

(23:52) Roxy Music – Trash

Shaun from Cold Citrus

(27:55) The Roches – Mr. Sellack

James from Appetite for Distraction

(34:49) The Undertones – Get Over You

John Q

(39:46) Art Garfunkel – Bright Eyes

Stuart from The Accies Blog

(44:57) Frank Zappa – Sleep Dirt


(48:52) DEVO – The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize

The In Crowd from I’m Learning to Share

(55:39) Clive Pig & The Hopeful Chinamen – Happy Birthday Sweet 16

ZB from So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away

(1:02:32) Fleetwood Mac – Tusk


(1:08:31) “Evita” Original Broadway Soundtrack – Another Suitcase in Another Hall

Kymm from Kymm Watches Stuff

(1:14:29) Dexy’s Midnight Runners – I’m Just Looking

Tim from Contrast Podcast

(1:19:14) Taana Gardner – When You Touch Me

Niels from Sun In Late December

Thanks to all of you for taking part and listening and to Jeremy from Fingertips for putting this episode together. The next episode will be along soon with the theme of ‘Painting’.

If you would like to take part in the podcast, or would like to suggest a theme for us to explore, you’ll need to start by sending a message to contrastians@gmail.com and we’ll let you know what you need to do to.

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So, every month, I hit shuffle on my iPod and whoever comes up first is my “Artist of the Month”. I do kind of a deep dive on their work. January my Artist of the Month was Andrew Lloyd Webber, so I heard Evita for the first time and really enjoyed it! It was cool to hear Kymm play a song from it on here! I felt very cultured!

I also really enjoyed the Zappa and the Patti Smith!

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