Virgin Records 40th anniversary: Forty tracks from the labels back catalogue Part 2

More ‘choice’ (I use that word loosely of course) selection of tracks from the Virgin Records label archives continues with aquatic predatory dub; Sheffield electro pop paean; epic sweeping new wave; coming of age electronica; Rock’n’Roll’s patriarchs; sunny side-up Krautrock; and ‘avant-nihilism’.


The Motors LL Single



The second ten shots across the bow begin with The Human League and end with Slapp Happy.

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The Human League ‘Love Action (I Believe In Love)’ from the Dare LP, released 1981.



I Roy ‘Run For your Life’ from the Musical Shark Attack LP, released 1976 (via Front Line)


Japan ‘Gentlemen Take Polaroids’ both a single and titular track from the Gentlemen Take Polaroids LP, released 1980.



LCD Soundsystem ‘I Can Change’ from the This Is Happening LP, released 2010.



PiL Metal Box


Magazine ‘Shot By Both Sides’ both a single and track from the Real Life LP, released 1978.



The Motors ‘Love And Loneliness’ both a single and track from the Tenement Steps LP, released 1980.



OMD ‘Genetic Engineering’ both a single and track from the Dazzle Ships LP, released 1983.



PiL ‘Careering’ from the Metal Box LP, released 1979.



The Rolling Stones ‘Thru And Thru’ from the Voodoo Lounge LP, released 1994.


Slapp Happy ‘The Secret’ from the Slapp Happy LP, released 1974


Slapp Happy Self-Titled LP cover

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