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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

45


I am 45 today, so happy birthday to me and all that. The first 45rpm single I bought with my own money was Golden Brown by The Stranglers. At least, I think it was the first- I can't really remember but that's the story I've always told and I'm sticking to it. I remember buying it quite clearly, from a little record shop on Wilmslow Road in Withington. It came out in January 1982 so I would have been 11. The rumour that it was about heroin went round pretty quickly. I liked the harpsichord riff, the strange time signature and Hugh Cornwell's vocal delivery.



As Ctel posted recently at Acid Ted there was a cover version of Golden Brown by Better Daze and in 1997 a gorgeous dubbed out remix by Fila Brazillia, which washes all over you in ambient waves. Texture like sun.

Golden Brown (Fila Brazillia Remix)

19 comments:

drew said...

Happy birthday Sa. Have a good day,

Walter said...

Happy birthday SA. Enjoy the day.

Singing Bear said...

Happy Birthday. Good first single.

Luca said...

Buon compleanno!

Dirk said...

Happy birthday, young boy! Neat choice this, The Stranglers: much underrated!

george said...

Happy Birthday, Adam. I hope you have a nice day and get a nice big cake too

C said...

Have a great birthday SA. I'm impressed at you buying that at 11! 45 is a nice age too.

The Swede said...

Many happy returns of the day Swiss Adam!

Webbie - FootieAndMusic said...

Happy old fart.

Webbie - FootieAndMusic said...

The 'birthday' part went missing there. Sorry about that.

jim said...

happy birthday sir

good first single

mine was ant music

but i guess it was easier to buy a great single in the 80s... and more meaningful

Swiss Adam said...

Many thanks to you all. Love ya.

Echorich said...

Happy Birthday SA!

mike said...

happy birthday adam

Simon said...

Happy birthday sir, sorry, missed the blog yesterday. Hope you had a good day!

naguiar2003 said...

It's never too late to wish a happy birthday. Many happy returns.

londonlee said...

Happy birthday young man!

Scott said...

Happy birthday SA, great first single.

charity chic said...

Belated birthday greetings SA