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  • Metalweb
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    Found March 1979:

    01 (-) Run Rudolph Run - Keith Richards
    02 (-) Where Were You? - Mekons
    03 (-) Damaged Goods - Gang of Four
    04 (-) Clash City Rockers - The Clash
    05 (-) Sound Of The Suburbs - Members
    06 (-) Stop Your Sobbing - Pretenders
    07 (-) Italian Lobster (sic) - Stiff Little Fingers
    08(04) Whole Lotta Crap (sic) - AC/DC
    09 (-) Ku Klux Klan - Steel Pulse
    10 (-) Into the Valley - Skids
    11(05) Won't You Be My Girl - Vice Creems
    12 (-) Complete Control - The Clash
    13 (-) Where's Bill Grundy Now - TV Personalities
    14 (-) Mr Money Man - Danny Hensworth
    15 (-) Outdoor Miner - Wire
    16 (-) Oh Bondage Up Yours - X Ray Spex
    17 (-) Kid With The Replaceable Head - Richard Hell
    18 (-) Circus of Death - Human League
    19 (-) Ambition - Subway Sect
    20 (-) I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller Four

    "Italian Lobster" was a well known mondegreen for Alternative Ulster.

    As for AC/DC's Whole Lotta Rosie....just didn't fit the narrative, I guess!



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  • Metalweb
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    Yes, I remember that case - stirred up a lot of controversy at the time.

    I recall Tom Robinson also did a song about it, called Blue Murder, I think.

    As far as I remember I also had seven of the singles in the chart: 1,2,4,9,11,17,19 !

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  • Robbie
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    The death of Liddle Towers (see 'Murder Of Liddle Towers' by Angelic Upstarts) was very controversial. Towers died after being assaulted by police both while being arrested and then when he was in police custody. An inquest into his death returned a verdict of justifibale homicide which was later set aside and replaced with a verdict of death by misadventure. Towers was from the neighbouring town to where I live. The Angelic Upstarts are also a local band, from South Shields which is about 6 miles from where I live. One of the band lived a few doors away from me about a decade ago.

    Looking at the top 20 I owned 7 records, those at numbers 3,5,8,11,13,16 and 20.

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  • Metalweb
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    I used to have most issues of the magazine for this era but many seem to have gone walkabouts over the decades....

    Here's the Green Man chart from Jan 1980:

    01 (-) London Calling - The Clash
    02(06) One Step Beyond - Madness
    03(04) We Love You - Psychedelic Furs
    04 (-) Bomber - Motorhead
    05(13) Police and Thieves - Junior Murvin
    06(01) Murder of Liddle Towers - Angelic Upstarts
    07(15) Cokane In My Brain - Dillinger
    08(08) The Prince - Madness
    09(14) Smash It Up - The Damned
    10 (-) Dance Stance - Dexy's Midnight Runners
    11 (-) Gangsters - Specials
    12(09) Danger Love - Vice Creems
    13(10) On My Radio - Selecter
    14(19) Come To Realise - Ron Wood
    15 (-) Teenage Lightning - Doll By Doll
    16 (-) Tears of a Clown - The Beat
    17 (-) CID - UK Subs
    18 (-) Al Capone - Prince Buster
    19 (-) Overkill - Motorhead
    20 (-) Death Disco - Public Image Ltd

    Interesting to see Rolling Stone Ron(nie) Wood in this distinguished company!

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  • Robbie
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    A very interesting chart. A mix of the well-known, the little knowns and total unknowns!

    'Danger Love' by Vice Creems sounds very typical punk / new wave from 1979. It's not too bad a song though it sounds very generic.

    Quite a random thread - but a great one! The only Green Man pub I've ever been to is the one that used to be in Harlesden in London NW10 which back in 1979 would probably have had quite a different clientele to this Green Man in Aylesbury...

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  • Metalweb
    started a topic Green Man Top 20

    Green Man Top 20

    ZigZag was a monthly UK music magazine that first appeared in 1969 but really came into its own in the late 70s when it began to specialise in punk/new wave.

    The magazine used to publish a Top 20 based on jukebox plays at The Green Man pub in Aylesbury.

    This proved to be an interesting mix of the predictable and the offbeat.

    Here's the chart from May 1979:

    01 (-) Cost Of Living EP - The Clash
    02 (-) Danger Love - Vice Creems
    03(01) Staircase - Siouxsie & The Banshees
    04 (-) I'm An Upstart - Angelic Upstarts
    05 (-) Bombers - Tubeway Army
    06(08) Complete Control - The Clash
    07(06) Overkill - Motorhead
    08 (-) Ain't You - Kleenex
    09 (-) Fairytale in the Supermarket - Raincoats
    10(18) I Fought the Law - Bobby Fuller Four
    11 (-) Old Time Friends - Royal Rasses
    12(07) English Civil War - The Clash
    13 (-) Ain't That Loving You - Dennis Brown
    14(09) 01 01 212 - Vice Creems
    15 (-) Anarchy in the Uk - Sex Pistols
    16(02) Something Else - Sex Pistols
    17 (-) Barber Saloon - Michael Campbell
    18(20) Mr Bassie - Rockers All Stars
    19 (-) Highly Inflammable - X Ray Spex
    20 (-) Life in a Day - Simple Minds

    Vice Creems were an Aylesbury band fronted by the editor of ZigZag himself - Kris Needs.
    Last edited by Metalweb; Thu May 7, 2020, 02:30.
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