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Virtual CD of the Month: 1hw

Virtual CD of the Month: 1hw

This month’s virtual CD rounds up 22 acts who reached the UK top 40 once and only once, from Men Without Hats and Mental As Anything to Baltimora and Opus. If you’re backing us on Patreon it’s in your feed right now, waiting for you to enjoy on Spotify or Mixcloud. if you’re not, slip us as little as $1 a month and you too can be one of the cool kids!

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Virtual CD of the Month: Muthas Day – 21 NWOBHM Nuggets

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We’ve had Mothers’ Day, now it’s Muthas Day! Yes, after last month’s Sophistipop collection, March’s Virtual CD flings you violently to the other end of the musical spectrum with 21 exponents of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Famous … read more

Further Off The Chart Nine

Further Off The Chart Nine

Exclusively for our wonderful Patreon backers, here’s another grab bag of some of the records that came up in conversation on Off The Chart over the past dexy. On this episode: a dubious German mashup of the Pet Shop Boys … read more

Virtual CD of the Month: “Get Down Shep”

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Further Off The Chart Eight

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“You forgot cranberries too?” – Virtual CD of the Month, December 2017

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The Virtual CD of the Month returns for December 2017, exclusively for our lovely Patreon backers. We’ve rounded up 24 festive trinkets, some of them from the ’80s, others more recent recordings by ’80s acts, none of them arriving again … read more

Further Off The Chart Seven

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Virtual CD of the Month: “Euro Vision”

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Yes, it’s that time of year again when Europe comes together in a celebration of culture, artistic endeavour and good taste. Of course, back in the 1980s there were no semi-finals and you never heard anyone else’s entry before the … read more

Virtual CD of the Month: “Upside Down”

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April’s Virtual CD of the Month is a collection of twenty songs that reached number one on the UK independent singles chart. From big name acts like The Smiths, Depeche Mode and New Order to others who never found huge … read more