I’m 36, born between the Stonewall Riots and the First Man on the Moon. I’m a part of a very particular generation, and I share this with many of my readers. You know who you are. You don’t need the title of this entry explained to you.
I’m thinking of Christmas, and that staple of 80s folk-art: the mix-tape. MP3 players have revived this quaint art form, and now I call upon you. There was never an album A Kate Bush Christmas, neither did Laurie Anderson make one, nor the Talking Heads, nor The Smiths, nor New Order. The Sugarcubes, for all I know, didn’t even try. The B-52s missed a great opportunity.
If you had to make an 80s era New Wave or Alternative Christmas mix-tape — likely made up of entirely unintentionally Christmassy songs — what would you put on it?