Off The Chart: 29 September 1988

Off The Chart: 29 September 1988

There’s something for everyone on this week’s Off The Chart: pop, rock, indie, acid house, Christian metal and… two ’60s songs and a ’70s song in the top five. Never mind, because there’s also the usual quota of forgotten hits from this week in 1988, three tracks from one of the week’s big albums, an international hit and a look back at the day’s events. Who had reached the end of their “imperial phase”, although they still had two decades of top twenty hits in them? And who plays uncredited piano on both the first and last track on today’s show, although they were recorded two decades apart? Tune in at 10am to find out!

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