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  • The Buzzcocks

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • The Fall

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • Joy Division

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • The Duratti Column

    Votes: 2 10.0%
  • John Cooper Clarke

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A Certain Ratio

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • New Order

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Smiths

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • The Stone Roses

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 808 State

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • A Guy Called Gerald

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • Happy Mondays

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Simply Red

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • Take That

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Oasis

    Votes: 2 10.0%

  • Total voters
    20

rubberdingyrapids

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hard to say them without people LOLing as they are usually used as punchlines on things like never mind the buzzcocks but things like early soul II soul (e.g. fairplay), loose ends, omar, mica paris, young disciples, jhelisa, sade obviously who still sells out arenas, lewis taylor, and yes, i would include jamiroquai. on the slightly more electronic side, i have a soft spot for a couple attica blues things. king britt did an amazing remix of their what do you want single (dont know how id feel about it today though, same for a lot of broken beat stuff, though i thought new sector movements were good at the time).
 
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craner

Beast of Burden
That's the band I was just trying to remember. I thought they were called 54th Street, which is why I had no luck on Google!
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
Not to derail the thread but I formerly challenge Luka to put together a 10-15 track compilation tracklist of UK soul :p
 

Benny B

Well-known member

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
my basic primer in rough chronological order -
simply red - moneys too tight to mention
simply red - holdin back the years
simply red - every time we say goodbye
simply red - if you dont know me by now

:8
 
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Benny B

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i love a lot of factory records stuff, very cool label, but i had to vote for the smiths in the end. i wonder what would have happened if they'd signed to factory?. a disaster, probably.
 

luka

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Definitive primer lol!

Rome Jefferies - good love
Light of the world - London Town
Junior - mama used to say
I-level - give me
Central line- walking into sunshine
Loose ends-hanging on a string
Freez -IOU
Soul II Soul- back to life
David Joseph - you can't hide your love
China Burton- you don't care about our love
 

droid

Well-known member
Hang on - are we now saying that the lighthouse family and simply red WERENT the exemplars of 80's UK soul?
 

Benny B

Well-known member
it has to be the smiths cos they made two perfect albums (meat is murder, queen is dead), two great ones (debut, strangeways), and an amazing run of great singles and b-sides that weren't on the albums. plus they are literally the only band where i can remember all the lyrics to every song.
 
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