Phew! May is a month of high jumps and runarounds. Literally
Spooky doings on the 14th when a cracked and phantom voice started summoning me (by name) from the record player 'are you there' - 'come in'. Dark arts that had me bolting from the bedroom a'Scooby Doo style. Worra relief then. when, mystery solved! It turned out be a ham radio fan that had somehow beamed and broadcast himself from my speakers, trying to tap up a fellow enthusiast - one of the 'Spud' family across the street.
Sleeping in the park - not in anyway likely to be the soundest of nights snooze is it. Factor in being charged and chased by a local gang of older skinheads known as the Ant Hill Mob ( named after the Wacky Races mobsters - not for crime connections, more the bonehead-count they could cram into a single Cortina). Bolting off again to grab a few shattered hours in the back of garage forecourt 'Self Drive' transit van. No wonder Sunday was spent sleeping. And behold! Budgie spin-off series Charlie Endell Esq..
All that and, a first shave, switching from DM's to Monkey boots (J J Burnell influence there) and local busybody 'Boing' poking his beak in.
Chart-wise it's just the Subs Teenage, but items bagged being: The Damned's debut album, and, for the first time, dipping an indie toe outside Top 75 with two Crass albums and one single..
UK Subs - Teenage
Crass - Bloody Revolutions
Would you believe it - the exact chart I flunked on my 'which year' Pop Master Q..
Top 75 singles
Top 75 albums
The full Persons Unknown foldout - incredible. And all hand drawn