BBC Radio 2 – Best Albums Of The 1980s – National Album Day

Tomorrow is National Album Day and it has a theme this year – the 1980s. Celebrations abound over the next 48 hours or so. Special limited edition albums and singles are to be released today, available in record stores across the country.

Tim Burgess is holding a day of themed listening parties via his “Tim’s Listening Party” Twitter account tomorrow – mostly involving the albums that have been released to celebrate the day.

BBC Radio 2 have joined in the celebration by asking fans and collating the results with a panel of judges (involved in the music business) for the Top 40 Best Albums of the 1980s. The Top 10 list was revealed in the early hours of the morning on the BBC News site in the Entertainment and Arts section. I won’t link to the Top 10 here just yet. I feel a bit peeved it got revealed before the broadcast of this (information below), in actual fact.

Gary Davies hosts the Sounds of the 80s on Radio 2 and tonight at 8pm BST, he’ll be doing a countdown of the Top 40 Best Albums of the 1980s.

Will New Gold Dream feature in THIS list? It bloody better! Well, at least ONE Simple Minds album should! I’d even be happy if it was LITCOL to be honest.

Anyway, I’ll be tuning in to see how the list pans out and what gets where.

Click on the image to go to the page that will get you tuned into Radio 2’s Sounds of the 80s.

Added Extras

Michelle took these ones of me with “The Boys/Mr Beautiful Sir KerrLaird Dash Fandango aka Jim” 😁😁😁

The first one in B&W makes me look like I’m just…standing at the shrine. Lol

Embracing The Suck Since 1981

So…Jim. James. Sir Kerr. Laird Dash Fandango. It appears by this evidence captured by Jill Furmanovsky and taken at…the Manor House, I believe? That you, fine sir, have been practicing the “embrace the suck” mantra for some time now. And a number of years prior to Mr Forsey reputedly exposing you to such…questionable phrasing, yes? Lol

Scottish Crumpet?

Hell yes! Oh, he so is! Best. Hashtag. Ever.

He could also be a bit of hot tattie scone with a good lashing of butter on it.

Fuck yeah! Kerr, you melt MY butter, you goddamn sex god!

Also, been out strolling along the Forth and Clyde Canal today. Weather was beautiful. I’m knackered TF!

EMBRACE THE SUCK?

Jim! Stop goading me! What am I meant to do with this?

Geez…do you know how long it has been? Well, in case you don’t…TWENTY FIVE YEARS!

Twenty five years since I’ve had sexual intercourse. Do you know what it is doing to me?! And then YOU….the man I would probably have a heart attack over at the mere IDEA of anything REMOTELY sexual happening with uses a term like EMBRACE THE SUCK?!

You’re trying to kill me, right?! I swear!

Bravo, Jim. Bravo. Round of applause!