Eighties Greatest #1 – 1980

From grass-roots indie to stadium rock, hip-hop to acid-house, the 1980’s gave the music world a lot to remember. And, whereas I cannot hope to do the decade the justice it deserves, over the next ten days or so, Jemtunes will be picking a track from an album released in each of those ten short years – 1980 to 1989.

I’m kicking things off for 1980 with ‘Ready‘ from ‘The Blues Band‘.


Formed in 1979 by Paul Jones , the former vocalist and harmonica player with Manfred Mann , and guitarist Dave Kelly who’d played with both Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker, the original line up also included Gary Fletcher on bass, guitarist Tom McGuinness (also from Manfred Mann) and drummer Hughie Flint

Ready is the band’s second studio album and came complete with a live single “Nadine”. I saw the band twice back in the day. Check out the price of the ticket though!



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