There are 50 strong and meaningful memories here for me, web but they might just has easily have been replaced by a different 50. Well, approved that’s not strictly true, of course; these 50 were selected after careful consideration and sifting, but there were another 50 which, when I thought about it, could have made the cut. And probably another 50 which… Ah, let’s not go down that route.
So, with no preamble, in no particular order, and with no real context: another 50 memories:
Green Bullfrog – Bullfrog On the road to Portmeirion
Johan Johannsson – How We Left Fordlandia Back in PG at the end of 2009
Madonna – Ray Of Light World Cup 98
Eros Ramazzotti – Quanto Amore Sei A taxi? From Turin?
Mahler – Symphony no. 7 Ilian Volkov, apparently
Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirt The DHT lecture halls
UFO – Love To Love Edinburgh Playhouse, all misty green and blue
Oasis – Half The World Away The Royle Family
Billy Connolly – The Welly Boot Song Walking to the Spar at lunchtime
Renaissance – The Northern Lights Oh, that bus…
Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star Great Western Road, Glasgow
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak Hazlehead Academy tennis courts
Specials – Too Much Too Young walking home from the No. 4 bus
Human League – Being Boiled Hamlet? In one act?
Radiohead – Paranoid Android Penzance
Verdi – Requiem Coventry airport in an apocalyptic thunderstorm
Kate and Anna McGarrigle – Matapedia Driving through Hemel
U2 – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses wisdom teeth
Black – Wonderful Life The back roads around Turriff
Tanita Tikaram – Good Tradition strangely, Edinburgh.
kd lang – Jericho in the new kitchen
Shawn Colvin – Rugged Road Meadowhall, Sheffield
Dandy Warhols – Get Off a new bypass?
Nitin Sawnhey – Prophecy The Albert Hall and the last tube
Prodigy – Firestarter some trade show in Birmingham
Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train turn right at the old church…
Gerry Rafferty – North and South Not sure I want to work for Guinness
Sinead O’Connor – Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina Rickmansworth High Street
Peter Gabriel – So Brighton
Metallica – Enter Sandman New Westminster
Trust – Mesrine (Le Mitard) Cowan House
AC/DC – Back in Black UDI, that first summer
Alan Parsons Project – Old and Wise London Road
Rachmaninov, Piano concerto No.2 Centre Parcs
Bill Nelson’s Red Noise – Art/Empire/Industry The school gym
Blackfoot – Good Morning I’m on the record, but I have a migraine
California Guitar Trio – Bohemian Rhapsody Driving along the Lougheed Highway
Paul Anka – Smells Like Teen Spirit The last Christmas party
Rick Wakeman – Arthur May 1979
Spacehog – In The Meantime pub quiz in the CHP
Supertramp – The Logical Song first night in halls
Toyah – Neon Womb backstage at 31 King Street
World Party – Is It Like Today? Junction 6 of the M40
Roger Waters – The Tide Is Turning Culloden
Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math life in the Great White North
Laurie Anderson – O Superman GI Records, Cockburn Street.