Bananarama's 2017 tour was a significant one in the annals of pop history not only because it saw the original three band members Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward and Sarah Dallin perform live together for the first time ever, but also down to the presence of Shakespears Sister's 'Stay' being sang. An event unthinkable until more recent years, Tom Clare explains why. Were you aware that Bananarama had such a turbulent past?
There are few things more embarrassing to a child than their dad boogieing away at a family event. Thankfully, one footwear company has developed a robotic pair of shoes that can help limit the cringe-factor. READ MORE
This week's choice of song is T'Pau's Monkey House, from their 1987 Bridge of Spies album, selected by Tom Clare. In a previous post about our shared love of pop music I discussed meeting Tom for the first time, and now he complements it with a post about our first gig attendance: 80's Rewind in Shrewsbury, 2009. T'Pau didn't perform Monkey House at that particular gig, so why on Earth does it hold such a special place in Tom's heart? Read on to find out...
This week I have mostly been listening to The Pop Kids, the latest release from the Super album by the legendary Pet Shop Boys. I have been a fan of theirs ever since their greatest hits album Discography came out in 1991 (which was before they had even covered The Village People’s Go West, now arguably one of their most recognisable hits). Of course they had caught my attention several years earlier... READ MORE