Retro Review

Wandering down memory lane to bring you the latest retro news hot off the press!  

Record Mirror November 1978. 18p


Rampant Roddy

Superstar Rod Stewart announces 12 British Concerts in December and his long awaited album “Blondes have more fun“ is released.

Cash and Gayle Tour
Country music Stars Johnny Cash and Crystal Gayle will be touring Britain in the spring. For Johnny Cash it will be his first Tour in Four years! The three confirmed dates are Brighton Exhibition Centre, Wembley Conference Centre, and Birmingham Exhibition centre. Ticket prices are £7, £6 and £5

Pere Ubu Mystery Gig
Roll up for a mystery tour with a difference! Pay your money and get on the coach and you will be driven to a “secret location” to see Ohio new wavers Pere Ubu, picking up in London and for an all-inclusive price of £2, you will see a full set from Pere Ubu and Red Crayola.

Blondie – Hanging on the Telephone 

Blondie go from Strength to strength, Once the piece of meat looked at but never listened to, Debbie Harry has drilled her voice into a tool of elegance and dirty power, from one of the best pop albums in years Hanging on the telephone is the most inevitable hit this week


Synthetic sister with the thought problem straightens out, she gets un-weirded, her product keeps in line; This is unheard of XRS. for instance it does not perform at the speed of sound the angle is SLOW DOWN, a modern ballad meets Baba o’Reilly. Synthesisers meet mechanik Shirly Bassey. Poly cracks and swallows and wades through. Sticky but not obbsessive. Perhaps not a hit. But an attempt at changes – at this career point its vital. 


In a terraced house in Chelsea, wall full of posters, Floorfull of pretty good carpet. Telefull  of interference. Speakerfull of Public Image.

After the split with the Sex pistols John Lydon has moved on, Public Image as John Lydon states is a “collection of friends”

PIL have moved away from the sex pistols sound’ as Lydon spits out “there weren’t many songs the band wanted to do. They were such a bunch of Arseholes” “they wanted to do chug, chug, chug, chugchugchug”  adds wobble with a grin and a  giggle.  with songs like ‘Annalisa’ running at six minutes long ‘Theme’ and ‘religion’ Public Image Ltd by Public Image confirms  Lydon`s  ‘surprise’ expectations, Elegant writings from four levels – Voice, guitar, bass, drums surging to a coupling climax. A million miles away from the Pistols.  A million miles from anything.

Hot Chart News

Moving up from 7 to 3  Rat Trap – Boomtown Rats
Sandy by John Travolta moves up 1 to 2! 
And at Number 1 for 16 weeks with Summer Nights – John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

and in the 

At 3, Germ free Adolescence – X – ray Spex
Coming in at 2 – Teenage Kicks – Undertones
Public Image – Public Image Limited

Finally Disco News!
This Saturday at Edmontons Pickett lock sport centre there an all-day teenage soul festival, with lots of jolly attractions including Robbie Vincent, Greg Edwards, Roger Scott and Barry Lee Martin. There are Dance competitions and a soul walking Contest!

Nikki Peck is now so busy doubling at pentagon Centre Van Dammes and Scamps he needs a fill in, Jazz Funk Jock and hes also selling his £2000 roadshow! So give him a call on Medway 573040 kids!!!!

Also This week at the War Memorial, Runcorn  ‘Disco Tyme’ Will be playing all the smash hits for your listening pleasure.