Mick Mercer reviews the singles of the week, 9th December 1989

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

“1989 was a momentous year for music as De La Soul, the Stone Roses and acid house defined the zeitgeist. So how come we were all listening to Jive Bunny?”

Knock yourselves out.

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Talk Talk Talk feat. Mr. Agreeable and Pepe LePunk, 1st April 1995

Someone’s been going Mr. Agreeable crazee recently, perhaps as a result of Mr. Agreeable’s inspired vitriolic dismembering of Bono’s latest release over at The Quietus

Taylor Parkes reviews the singles of the week, 1st April 1995

Taylor Parkes reviews the singles of the week, 1st April 1995.

A rare column photo of the shy and retiring Mr. Parkes here in (ironic?) debonair, Zoolander mode. 8/10 for the ballsy “I haven’t heard it ” Menswear review.

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