Tuesday, May 03, 2022

20-Year Distances

I bought a compilation album named Alternative Eighties twenty years ago yesterday (or possibly today, but I am 95% sure it was yesterday). Either way, I listened to most of it yesterday and something struck me.

Back when I bought the CD, we were twenty years removed from 1982. Now, we're twenty years the other way from 2002.

If you had asked me - in 2002 - how long it has felt since 1982, I would have indicated that it was a long time ago. If you ask me today - in 2022 - how long ago 2002 seems, I'd indicate that it seems to have came quicker.

Funny isn't, it?

Alternative Eighties

The album contains the following tracks: 

  1. Rock The Casbah by The Clash
  2. The First Picture Of You by The Lotus Eater
  3. Pretty In Pink by The Psychedelic Furs
  4. Brilliant Mind by Furniture
  5. Love Is A Wonderful Colour by The Icicle Works
  6. Life In A Northern Town by The Dream Academy
  7. Blue Monday by New Order
  8. The King Of Rock 'N Roll by Prefab Sprout
  9. I'm In Love With A German Film Star by The Passions
  10. Digging Your Scene by The Blow Monkeys
  11. Ziggy Stardust by Bauhaus
  12. Birthday by The Sugarcubes
  13. Another Girl, Another Planet by The Only Ones
  14. E=MC2 by Big Audio Dynamite
  15. Never Never by The Assembly
  16. Crash by The Primitives
  17. World Shut Your Mouth by Julian Cope
  18. There's A Ghost In My House by The Fall
  19. Are Friends Electric? by Tubeway Army
  20. She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult
  21. The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen
  22. Boys Don't Cry by The Cure
  23. Party Fears Two by The Associates
  24. Liberator by Spear Of Destiny
  25. Reward by The Teardrop Explodes
  26. (Feels Like) Heaven by Fiction Factory
  27. Young At Heart by The Bluebells
  28. I Could Be Happy by Altered Images
  29. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops by Cocteau Twins
  30. Sometimes by Erasure
  31. This Is The Day by The The
  32. Sonic Boom Boy by Westworld
  33. Living On The Ceiling by Blancmange
  34. Lost Weekend by Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
  35. Everyday I Write The Book by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
  36. Shout To The Top by The Style Council
  37. Always The Sun by The Stranglers
  38. Dirty Old Town by The Pogues
  39. A New England by Kirsty MacColl

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