Punk band The Damned have attracted a whole lot of Church criticism for… turning on Cambridge Christmas lights !!
The Damned’s Captain Sensible is in my personal Hall of Fame, because 1. He comes from the same part of South London I do 2. He wrote a song about it called “Croydon” which contains the immortal line,
“but I’m always dreaming of you, Croydon, especially in the cold and rain…”
I have a mixture of memories of my old home town, which I will record in future posts. Meanwhile I am looking through my boxes of old vinyl looking for “Happy Talk” which contains this most excellent B-Side. B-Sides need to be brought back – they were a fabulous art space where you could find occasional rare jewels among tacky, careless fillers. Maybe I will start to digitise all my B-Sides to see whether my fond memories are worth reliving.
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