Wednesday, December 08, 2010


I must confess that I'm having a rare old time doing the ABC to XTC radio show on 2XM. As my friend Mark Billingham pointed out, it's a bit of a dream gig playing favourite music from the late Seventies and into the Eighties. With that in mind, I've decided that the last show of 2010 should be made up of tracks from Favourite Albums of the Eighties, nominated by listeners, Twitterers, and those who happen to keep an eye on my blogs and posts. So far, I've already received a fairly eclectic selection of suggestions, including The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths, Remain In Light by Talking Heads, Disintegration by The Cure, Searching for the Young Soul Rebels by Dexys Midnight Runners, London Calling by The Clash (technically an album of the seventies, but as it was released on December 14th, 1979, we'll allow it) and Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk. If you'd like to add a nomination, please do, either via, or via Twitter @jconnollybooks, or via Facebook, or simply by posting a comment at the end of the blog. Suggestions by Friday, please, and we'll credit the nominees on the show, further details of which are available at