Mick Mercer reviews the singles of the week, 9th December 1989
June 12, 2009
Mick Mercer reviews the singles of the week, 9th December 1989.
Reviewing these singles takes me back and my, what breadth of content on this page. From the mainstream pap of Bros, Brother Beyond and their ilk, a fading Duran Duran, the big hitters like Billy Joel and Bon Jovi to the obscurest indie Metal Monkey Machine and eveything inbetween to Van Morrison with Cliff fucking Richard!
All About Eve took the single of the week honours with a song that isn’t Martha’s Harbour, possibly because they hadn’t written it yet – I can’t be bothered to look it up but I feel they will be *so* pleased to see some retrospective recognition for *any* of their other songs.
It seems like a good time to drop this link to a nostalgic Guardian article and list compilation, where Johnny Dee asks
Knock yourselves out.
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