Wednesday 30 December 2009

Day by day

"Stranded in the jungle. Locked inside a tube. Hate your next door neighbour. He's got more than you. Going round and round. Day by day. On the Circle Line ..." sings Billy Idol on Day By Day, the flip of Generation X's debut 45. The use of the Circle Line as a metaphor for the treadmill, going nowhere, no tomorrow, is a bit of a Cockney cliche. Though I guess it's less relevant now with changes to running patterns. Anyway that Generation X first 45 was a real pop blast, and I was totally in love with the group, the ripped pop art t-shirts and all that. Early appearances on Marc Bolan's TV show and Top Of The Pops with the single's a-side were electrifying ...

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