WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (Slight change of plan)


I got bored copying those 2006 postings so it must be worse for you guys reading them.  Time methinks for a quick change of tack….

In one of my recent rummages around places where there’s second-hand vinyl I found this poptastic hit for just 10p:-

mp3 : Haircut 100 – Love Plus One (12″ version)

It’s a slightly extended version from that which was all over the radio stations in 1982 when it hit #3 in the UK.  Dismiss it as lightweight pop all you want, but this wasn’t far removed from the sort of sound that the record bosses were trying to get out of Orange Juice and many other of the Scottish pop bands of the day.  The fact that singer Nick Heyward was a teeny-bop pin-up idol meant that most musos dismissed this and the other hit singles as disposable and having no depth, but I’ll willingly hold my hand up and say I love it.

I’m sorry I can’t bring you the b-side on the 12″ as it was badly damaged. Looked as if something had been spilled over it and taken out some of the grooves.


7 thoughts on “WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (Slight change of plan)

  1. those first 4 singles were all great and the first solo lp has some great songs on

  2. The first Haircut 100 album was never meant, at least from the band’s perspective, to be a teen pop phenomenon. But the timing was right for those slightly latin tinged funk and breezy pop songs to take the charts by storm way back when. They were good looking and Smash Hits took that and ran with it, the same way they did with Spandau Ballet – thus they could never have been postively reviewed in NME.

  3. Haircut 100 was defenitly the sound of the summer back in 1982. Listened to Pelican West a couple of days ago and it is still a superb record. Perfect music for a relaxed summer evening. Nick Heywards first solo record continues the musical ideas of the band with a little more ballads

  4. Haircut 100 = enjoying entire sunny days with good friends without a smartphone. Bully for those who looked down on Nick Heyward for being good-looking. His solo effort had some depth that he wasn’t able to explore while with the band.

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