|Reunitit with ma vast 7" collection that hud been stored for almost 20 years in a Glasgow attic, the presence
uv a small pile of multi-coloured flexi-discs seemed antiquated and futile. It made the faimly smile. How times - and my taste - hud moved on. Yet they
represented the beginnings of the wider distribution of popular music - flexible singles cellotaped to the
front of magazines fur gods sake. The day, it's train station magazine music. Twinty tracks that inspired punk. Twinty Springsteen covers. Twinty o today's best releases.
And the need to 'place coin here' to avoid distortion reminds us that the music sterts from the ootside in. First the scratch, or silence, then the opening statement.
Rendered useless by ahdering to a printuble CDR, the beginnings o both tracks (examples of 80's subversive pop from Alturred Images and Bow Wow Wow) are removed. With nae beginnings, there is nowt.
Biblio, cycle & audiography: