The latest installment in the monthly series looking back at the songs which were #1 in the indie charts on the first day of the month 30, 20 and 10 years ago.
Last month I threatened to call a premature halt to this series if it continued to throw up anomalies such as Elvis Presley gaining top spot in September 2007. So what do we have this time round?
1 October 1987 : mp3 : M/A/R/R/S/ – Pump Up The Volume
Absolute class. A bona-fide indie-hit and indeed regular chart hit, giving 4AD a hugely unexpected and welcome injection of cash.
1 October 1997 : mp3 : Blur – M.O.R.
The fourth song from the album 13 to hit #1 in the indie charts that year. It’s easy to forget just how much was riding on that album given how much of a panning that The Great Escape had endured two years previously.
1 October 2007 : Jack Penate : Second, Minute or Hour
I mentioned Jack Penate back in July. I’ve no wish to go over old ground.
Two out of three….the series lives to fight another day!