"Are you ready.......for me?"
posted Friday Nov 22nd, 2013

Across the pond back in 1979, Arista Records released two punk/powerpop cash-in singles by a group called the Trainspotters. 'Cept the Trainspotters weren't really a "group" at all. English disc jockey Mike Read was actually the responsible party. He wrote the stuff, he sang the stuff, and now you're gonna hear the stuff! Presenting the B-side of the first single, "Hiring the Hall", and the A of the second one, "High Rise". Terrific shit.

Download: "Hiring The Hall"

Download: "High Rise"

And, as a bonus, here's a clip of 'ol Mike hosting a game show called "Pop Quiz" in '81. The guests in this episode are just fucking ridiculous: on one team, Noddy Holder and English record producer/songwriter/convicted pedophile boyfucker shitface Jonathan King. And on the other, Pauline Black from the Selecter, and Roy Wood! You gotta check this out!