An Alternative 80's In Stoke-On-Trent!!

A Listmania! list by A. P. Shaw "sugar-bug" (Manchester, UK)
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Kilimanjaro
1.  Kilimanjaro by Teardrop Explodes
The list author says:
  "The best LP ever. Perfect songs, energy and ideas. I think Mick Jackson nicked my copy back in Stoke in 1983!"
6.34   Used & New from: 3.89
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

This Nations Saving Grace
2.  This Nations Saving Grace by The Fall
The list author says:
  "Their music touches everything. And you don't even know it! Oh its got Couldn't get ahead on the CD version as well, hurrah! Rockist s****? NEVER "What really went on there....""
8.99   Used & New from: 2.69
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Rum Sodomy And The Lash
3.  Rum Sodomy And The Lash by The Pogues
The list author says:
  "The greatest live band around, I know as I was there! Dave spilt his Guiness!"
8.90   Used & New from: 0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

20 Odd Years - the story of Vic Godard
4.  20 Odd Years - the story of Vic Godard by Vic Godard and the Subway Sect
The list author says:
  "From stuttering pop Punk (Ambition) to pure brilliance (stool Pigeon) The greatest...er nearly."
Used & New from: 23.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Lost But Happy 1986-90
5.  Lost But Happy 1986-90 by Wolfhounds
The list author says:
  "Now this really is lost genius. Great c86 era. You should of seen em at The Boardwalk in Manchester. ACE!"
Used & New from: 20.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Force
6.  Force by A Certain Ratio
The list author says:
  "Post Punk and pre Acid. Smashing Funk-Punk that got me through  the mid-eightes. There best LP. Should have seen them at The Grand Hotel in Hanley, great night."
56.30   Used & New from: 5.49

So Far Away
7.  So Far Away by Chords
The list author says:
  "Like the Jam meets The Undertones. The perfect powerchord band. Is Maybe Tommorow the best single ever? Mick Jackson told me it was!"
10.21   Used & New from: 6.19
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Big Sleeping House
8.  Big Sleeping House by Microdisney
The list author says:
  "Genuis/Giant. This best of has all the singles A kind of Middle of the Road Anarchy with great tunes. Trust me buy it!"
8.49   Used & New from: 1.91
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Tim
9.  Tim by The Replacements
The list author says:
  "The perfect Rock n Roll band. there best record!"
10.59   Used & New from: 3.23
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Raising Hell: Remastered
10.  Raising Hell: Remastered by Run D.M.C.
The list author says:
  "They changed everything, I have had this for 17 years and still play it. The Stones of Rap! Worth the trip up to Manchester Apollo any day!"
18.22   Used & New from: 1.31
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Low-Life
11.  Low-Life by New Order
The list author says:
  "The best New Order album, everybody I knew had this in tthe mid-80s. It is just brilliant!"
7.27   Used & New from: 1.53
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

All Mod Cons
12.  All Mod Cons by The Jam
The list author says:
  "I got this in Rhyl during the Potters holidays 79. One Mods assault on the Seaside! Everything about it is great, altogether now 'Daylight dawns.../"
6.99   Used & New from: 2.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Night Of A Thousand Candles
13.  Night Of A Thousand Candles by Men They Couldn't Hang
The list author says:
  "And Oh the Ironmasters! Reminds me of drinking with Ginger dave at Stoke Poly in 85. A poor mans Pogues? Who cares get em in!"
7.85   Used & New from: 5.47
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
14.  Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express by The Go-Betweens
The list author says:
  "Oh pre-Acid Manchester! The International on Anson Road was a good place to see the Go-Betweens, there best 80s LP. Go replace your vinyl version. Where is Julie jams?"
Used & New from: 9.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Crocodiles
15.  Crocodiles by Echo & The Bunnymen
The list author says:
  "From Liverpools Royal Court to Stokes Victoria Hall. The Bunnymen ruled! The first and best from the non robbin scouse Doors. You got this Dave?"
7.03   Used & New from: 2.08
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Doolittle
16.  Doolittle by Pixies
The list author says:
  "Reminds me of great gigs at The International 2 on Plymouth Grove and Marie Salts Irish housemate, no you can't strum The Pixies. This Monkeys got the CD!"
7.85   Used & New from: 1.82
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Mercury
17.  Mercury by American Music Club
The list author says:
  "Yes I know its the 90s! And this is the album no-one likes but  think again. Its Mark Eitzel for God-Sake!! Oh get his solo albums while you are there."
8.68   Used & New from: 2.17
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Rollercoaster - The Best Of
18.  Rollercoaster - The Best Of by The Mighty Lemon Drops
The list author says:
  "The guitarist was a van driver from Wolves and yet they sounded brill. Worth it for 'Like an Angel" One of my top 5 singles ever. Anyone at Keele Uni for there 85 gig? ...Yea? ...well done youth!"
10.27   Used & New from: 6.72
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
19.  Searching For The Young Soul Rebels by Dexy's Midnight Runners
The list author says:
  "Still never seen the great man live! The best group the Midlands ever produced. Their best album."
4.99   Used & New from: 2.19
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

London 0 Hull 4
20.  London 0 Hull 4 by Housemartins
The list author says:
  "Saw them alot back in 85 and 86. Never better than The Grand Hotel in Hanley. Why is it so good/ I don't know?"
4.99   Used & New from: 2.42
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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