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[Audio] – 1981 ‘Briefcase’ Tracks, Part 2 (Alternative TV, Angelic Upstarts, APB, Aquila, Avocados)

Posted in Audio by Soundslike on March 14, 2009

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Various – Tracks from the ‘1981’ Briefcase Disc, Part 2

Here’s the 2nd installment of further music from 1981, drawing from the ‘Briefcase’ mp3 disc of the ‘1981‘ Box Set from 2004-2005.  Every weekend for the next year or so, I’ll be posting several more tracks.  For a brief introduction to the series, read here; to download the main themed mixes from the 1981 set (which tend to feature somewhat better-known artists), head over to Musicophilia.  You can keep tabs on future updates with this tag.

Continuing on with alphabetical confidence, this week brings us tunes from the simpler, rock-ier DIY territory of post-punk.  Alternative TV and APB bring us ruminations on the awkwardness of young love(making).  Angelic Upstarts come with Ruts-style political rasta-punk, and Aquila give us a ruminating mini-epic.  The star of this bunch for me is the Avocados, who appear to be part of the fantastically fun 49 Americans clan with a perfect little indie-pop-ditty.

alterative-tvAlternative TV – “My Hand Is Still Wet”

angelic-upstartsAngelic Upstarts – “I Understand”

apbAPB – “I Understand”

aquilaAquila – “Without A Care”

avocados-i-never-knewAvocados – “I Never Knew”

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