I was really into punk at the time - I still am - when a friend of mine who lived two doors down from me played their first album and I was sort of
hooked. Replicas took it to an all new level, an outstanding album.
I too was a Punk back then heavily into Stiff Little Fingers and Sham 69 , I first heard the song on a jeans advert and was immediately hooked even
though I wasn't into Synth music , the song had a bleak futuristic feel to it and I was all about that.
Stiff Little Fingers and The Clash helped shape my whole outlook on life and the values and ethics by which I try to live my life.
John Lydon has been a huge influence and made me question everything.....but SLF and The Clash simply made me see things from a whole different
That they are still such a huge part of my life 45 years or so later says everything.
Thanks for that mate , Inflammable Material was such a great album , so many great songs from beginning to end I nearly wore through the vinyl back in
the day and near drove my family mad , I still have my original copy along with Nobody's Heroes.
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Me, i was a skinhead with the doc martens and green bomber jacket. Then the Specials came along and blew me and me mates away. Madness, the Selector,
the Beat. That Jamaican ska sound, we loved it. Dancing all night drinking flaggons of cider down on the beach.
Liked the Clash too. Rock the Casbah is one of my all time favourite albums, and London Calling.
Wow, this thread slipped by me. Numan is a great musician. I agree with you that 'Friends' is right up there among the best synth tracks.
Check out this interview if you have not seen it already. He was on Jonesy's Jukebox a while back. Good interview.
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