Track Listing

Strange how potent cheap music can be. Like a whiff of Blue Stratos on the night air, all it takes is a few bars of a chirpy novelty hit and there we are, forty years ago, dripping extruded ice cream product on the vinyl seats of a Morris Marina while the rain falls on a pebbled beach. Year by year, these are the songs that have soundtracked our lives.

A Silver Jubilee, a chrome safety pin and Freddie Mercury
The sensory jumble of childhood
A quiet drink with Jean-Michel Jarre at The Penguin Cafe
Novelty records ruled the 1970s, but is that such a bad thing?