SUMMER OF ’85: Records Played

Here’s a list of the records played at the SUMMER OF ’85 session including those that went on the collective compilation tape and those that didn’t, plus links to the Mixcloud podcasts. Thanks to everyone who brought records to share, and apologies if you didn’t get a turn at the turntable. It was a busy night!

Also, if Gavin collared you for a few words about your memories of Live Aid, you can listen to the Charity Shop Classics Live Aid 30th anniversary special here.

Don’t forget, we’re having a break in August and return on Thursday 12th September for an evening of music related to Tony Wilson. Tweet your suggestions to Steve and see you in September.


Bryan Ferry – Windswept
Marillion – Childhood’s End/White Feather
The Pogues – Sally Maclennane
Propaganda – P–Machinery
Alexei Sayle – Romford By Pass
Frank Sidebottom – Bohemian Rhapsody
Dire Straits – So Far Away/Money For Nothing/Walk Of Life/Your Latest Trick/Why Worry

Russ Abbot – All Night Holiday
Alexei Sayle – Play That Funky Music, Jewish Boy
Baltimora – Woody Boogie
China Crisis – Black Man Ray
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Upside Down
The Stranglers – Let Me Down Easy
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Scritti Politti – The Word Girl
Marillion – Kayleigh
Beltane Fire – Night Fishing
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Lost Weekend
Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday


Felt – Primitive Painters
The Adventures – Two Rivers
Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love
The Morons – Morons From Outer Space
The Sisters Of Mercy – Black Planet
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Tupelo
The Crowd – You’ll Never Walk Alone
A-Ha – Take On Me
Billy Bragg – Between The Wars
Half Man Half Biscuit – Fuckin’ Hell It’s Fred Titmus
The Style Council – Come To Milton Keynes
Meat Whiplash – Don’t Slip Up

Listen to the mixtape here. Listen to the other records played here.