Reading this without reading Part 1? Then it will make even less sense….
6) The Cravats – You’re Driving Me – A band who after many years seem to be getting some recognition again. It will come as no surprise that these were Peel favourites.
7) Fatima Mansions – Bruncelings Song – Cathal Coughlan with a typically absurd view of the life of real life CIA man James Jesus Angleton. Although I suspect not all the details in this song are strictly historically accurate
8) The Adicts – Champs Elysee – A bit of fun to break up the list. I went to the Champs Elysee once, there were cars everywhere, loads of them. The Adicts make it sound much more fun. 80s punks reveal themselves to be very good at a big glam pop sound.
9) The Templars – Out Of The Darkness – I’d been into the Templars for a few years when they released this single but I reckon it’s their best record. How often does that happen? A couple of lines make reference to this band’s pro- US military stance but I’ll let it pass.
10)The Virus – Benefits Of War – Another US band, this time attacking the governments’ post- 9/11 plicy (not that you’re likely to be able to make out the lyrics). Streetpunk with added Motorhead! Like the Templars single above, one of my favourite singes of the noughties.
11)Chaos UK – Chunderer – I predict at least 75% of Spillers will choose this one to bin, if they’ve got this far, but who can tell? I think it’s great! Enjoy ….