philkirby I was looking for a job, and then I found a job; heaven knows I'm miserable now.
philkirby Pretty relevant song for today. Earth Hour?
philkirby Couldn't resist another. There'll be plenty of these around today.
philkirby just to cheer myself up on this cold and damp Northern morning.
philkirby I can't think of a more inappropriate record for a rainy, gloomy Yorkshire morning.
philkirby Saw these on the telly the other day - hadn't changed a bit - uncanny!
philkirby Way hey, the 80's are back! Nothing much better than this lot though.
philkirby woo, and indeed hoo! Could murder a crunchy bar myself.
philkirby I could listen to these guys all day - funny as . . .
philkirby how's this for obscure 80's stuff? Amazing voice, sadly missed.
philkirby great noise; this guy can wail.
philkirby irish punk. Went downhill from here though.
philkirby not for the feint of heart or the easily offended - pure genius.
philkirby not their best, is it, but still worth a listen.
philkirby God, I remember buying this; and I remember when Tom was glad to be gay.
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philkirby bless, they were such a bunch of nice, well-mannered boys.
philkirby ooh, atmospheric twaddle.


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philkirby One of those records you don't ever hear but'll know all the words to.
philkirby was looking for barry andrews, but this is good too.
philkirby the original two pints of lager and a packet of crisps was by these guys, if I'm not mistaken. Enjoy.
philkirby Whatever happened to these guys, and why isn't there more of their stuff on here?
philkirby for the Edwyn Collins fans out there.

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philkirby can't have Rip It Up it seems, so try this instead.
philkirby she's a germ free adolescent, cleanliness is her obsession, cleans her teeth ten times a day, scrub away, scrub away, the SR way. What happened to SR?
philkirby Reminds me of being at uni - St Johns pub, early doors.
philkirby What's a Yorkshire boy doing listening to this stuff?
philkirby a classic.


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philkirby wanted Larry Wallis, I'm a Police Car really.
philkirby not a fan, but reminds me of someone.
philkirby Frank Sinatra once quipped that he pitied non-drinkers - first thing in the morning was the best they'd feel all day.
philkirby I so want to correct the spelling; note to self - get a life!
philkirby Just the ticket to get the toxins moving.
philkirby I know just how he feels.


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philkirby who could resist - 80's classic, and the guy's still with us . . . I think?
philkirby One of the most ravishingly beautiful songs ever - and a magical combination - Burns' words and Gaughan's voice and guitar. Perfection.

Now Westlin Winds

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philkirby Still worth a listen after all this time - any bets that the 80's revival will totally miss this though. Shame.
philkirby Laugh out loud funny.

Half Man Half Biscuit_Running Order Squabblefest

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philkirby Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think . . .
philkirby I'm at the stage where I want my words to be heard, but no one will listen . . .
philkirby They don't write 'em like this anymore.

Intaferon_Get Out of London

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philkirby twangly, jangly music for a sunny day.
philkirby Time for a bit of Jesus and Mary Chain.
philkirby running on the spot, don't get too hot, he's a health fanatic, that's why not.
philkirby one of thems of their head, and one of thems off their food, and both of them are off down the boozer; doesn't get better.
philkirby everybody's on Top of the Pops.
philkirby on a roll with the coffee references - good song too.
philkirby My pet peeve - "from the bedroom, the familiar sound of a baby's crying goes unheard" - No Elvis, you lazy sod, go sort your sobbing child out! Git!
philkirby working on a cocktail called grounds for divorce.
philkirby I love a song with a bit of gratuitous whistling.
philkirby think he must have written this after doing a gig in Hartlepool.
philkirby wonderful track - but doesn't that snearing twerp of a lead singer look like a Matt Lucas skit!


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philkirby The one who insists He was first in the line Is the last to Remember her name
philkirby I'll b the mail u'll b the guard I'll b the ink on yr season ticket card I'll b th rubbish u'll b the bin I'll b th paint on the sign if u'll b th tin
philkirby Starts like a tinkling ice cream van, but then comes the obligatory moodiness.
philkirby there weren't enough gloomy girls in the 80's - Hazel was one of a couple. Good record, this.
philkirby I'm at the stage Where everything I thought meant something Seems so unappealing I'm ready for the real thing But nobody's selling. Pretentious, moi!
philkirby looking like a born again living like a heretic listening to arthur lee records making all your friends feel so guilty about their cynicism Oh, Lloyd!
philkirby Breathe life into me Spin me round And I'll just sit and wonder why Just a foreign town with a foreign mind Why is everything so cut and dried?
philkirby Believe in magic believe in lore legend and myth And the hand that guides in the cunning of hope in the weaving of dreams - you go girls!
philkirby Let it be beautiful when I sing the last song I will give you even my body Spiritwalker - wow!
philkirby no amount of poetry Would mend this broken heart But you can put the Hoover round If you want to make a start - lyrical genius - perfection in words.
philkirby It's time to taste what you most fear Right Guard will not help you here Brace yourself, my dear: Ouch!
philkirby Like his dad you know that he's had Animal nitrate in mind Oh in your council home he jumped on your bones now you're taking it time after time.

Animal Nitrate - Suede

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philkirby whingeing, wheedling, nasal pop - should hate it, I know.
philkirby caught up in this great rhythm


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philkirby As the evening turned to rain Watch the water run down the drain As we followed him down to the station.
philkirby there'll not be a better record played this evening, guaranteed
philkirby that's what my heart yearns for now . . .
philkirby Pretty women out walking with gorillas down my street From my window I'm staring while my coffee goes cold
philkirby incomparable. Let's get crossed off everybody's list.
philkirby and so it's my assumption . . .
philkirby Find no interest In the racks and shelves Just ten thousand reflections Of my own sweet self, self, self...
philkirby just makes me want to shut up and listen . . simply beautiful.
philkirby Nigel is not outspoken But he likes to speak And loves to be spoken to Nigel is happy in his work
philkirby . . . and you've been caught.
philkirby Well I'm not the world's most masculine man But I know what I am and I'm glad that I'm a man And so is Lola

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philkirby The wrong guy, the wrong situation The right time to roll to me
philkirby baby never treats me sweet and gentle, the way he should . . .
philkirby 4 in the morning.


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philkirby I tried to make it work You in a cocktail skirt And me in a suit (Well it just wasn't me)
philkirby Sometimes i get this crazy dream that i just take off in my car. But you can travel on ten thousand miles, and still stay where you are.
philkirby The only one I know, never cries, never open her eyes The only one I know, wide awake and then shes away. Bless the Charlatans
philkirby How high Oh! i can kiss the sun Run a minute mile while you hitch hike. Uplifting tune for a greyish Monday morning.
philkirby got a haircut, got a silver tooth, gonna get myself arrested; got some friends in my BMW trying to get themselves arrested.
philkirby Oh my, Tracey's voice - you can't change the way she feels, but you can put your arms around her!
philkirby gloriously lush and overproduced nonsense - can't resist it.
philkirby the classic version of this song.
philkirby Do yourself a favor. Listen to one of the all-time greats. Gang Of Four Great live! (reblip)
philkirby Oh the jukebox started to play and nightime turned into day as we were dancing closely all of a sudden I lost control as I . . .
philkirby totally underrated band. What a silky, smokey, sensual voice she has.
philkirby not for the timid - funny though. I'm sorry, but I don't know what I'm sorry for . . .
philkirby Right on the target But wide of the mark What I thought was fire Was only the spark
philkirby In this bar the beer don't work on me. All the men that hang around they claimin to be free. All the women that hang around are lookin for Bukowski.
philkirby for everyone who thinks La Roux sounds like a couple of kittens caught in a spin cycle - early Human League - listen to the voice of Buddha . . .
philkirby Down in the park, with a friend called five
philkirby Why am I up the tree, you say? Why are you down there, I say? Why, oh why, has this been used on an advert? Can't even remember what for.
philkirby new shoes, less rain, more poems.
philkirby inspired!

Inspiral Carpets - I Want You (featuring Mark E. Smith)

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philkirby So this is how it feels to be lonely This is how it feels to be small This is how it feels when your word means nothing at all.
philkirby You gotta grow, you gotta learn by your mistakes You gotta die a little everyday just to try to stay awake.
philkirby And each time I feel like this inside, There's one thing I wanna know: What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding? Ohhhh. The original, and best
philkirby Were pinheads now We are not whole Were pinheads all Jocko homo Are we not men? D-e-v-o Monkey men all
philkirby You pull back the curtains, and the sun burns into your eyes. You watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky. This is the day . . .
philkirby If I don't start looking now, I'll be left behind And a good heart these days, it's hard to find
philkirby takes a while to get going, but worth it in the end.
philkirby Give me your coldest shoulder to cry upon You're never anywhere I find you You're never anything I rely upon. Great track.
philkirby you don't have to have the solution, you've got to understand the problem, and don't go hoping for a miracle . . .
philkirby Just cos I aint never said, no, nothing worth saying never ever, never ever, never ever things ave got read into what I never said . . . pardon, Ian?
philkirby Skinny white sailor, the chances were slender, the beauties were brief Shall I mourn your decline with some Thunderbird wine and a black handkerchief?


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philkirby the great Associates - alive and kicking at the country club, the alcohol loves you while turning you blue - what an amazing voice.
philkirby Like a bully boy in a Benetton shop You're never happy with what you've got Till what you've got is gone Sorry Mary - one of Billy's very best.
philkirby You said this would happen and you were not wrong I've fallen in love with a little time bomb. brilliant.
philkirby You went to a progressive psychiatrist. He recommended suicide... before scratching your bad name off his list, and pointing the way outside. Genius!
philkirby not their best, but anything by this lot's just brilliant.


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philkirby crushed by the wheels of industry - woo woo!

Heaven 17_Crushed By The Wheels of Industry

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philkirby but the money's no good, just get a grip on your self
philkirby noel coward was a charmer, the gay divorce and other drama


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philkirby for everyone who thinks La Roux sounds like a sack of kittens chucked in a spin cycle.
philkirby song 2 . . . woo hoo!

BlurSong 2

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philkirby if your not living on the edge your taking up too much room
philkirby we're going to a gay bar, gay bar!
philkirby tempted by the fruit of another . . .


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philkirby they had to make one great record!
philkirby I am going, I am going, where streams of whiskey are flowing . . .
philkirby girls will be boys and boys will be girls, it's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.

The KinksLola

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philkirby or @debina , this - you'll laugh your socks off.
philkirby I v'e been standing in the rain for 15 minutes, that's a quarter of an hour too long!
philkirby You don't have to take this crap, you don't have to sit back and relax, you can actually try changing things! . . . Nice one Mr weller.
philkirby Was looking for The Last Prophets but came up with this instead - actually rather good.
philkirby I am the milkman of human kindness I will leave an extra pint. Not his best, but a jolly, jangly tune.
philkirby There's emptiness Behind their eyes There's dust In all their hearts They just want to Steal us all And take us all apart - Great stuff from The Furs.
philkirby Hold Tight One day morning wake up yawning Break an egg, bust my head, maybe it's a warning - maniacal brilliance from a seriously underrated outfit.

Intaferon_Get Out of London

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philkirby Twisting the bones until they snap I scream but no one knows You say I'm familiar cold to touch And then you turn and go - this should be better known
philkirby The grabbing hands Grab all they can All for themselves After all Its a competitive world Everything counts in large amounts - always liked this track
philkirby I love my shirt, I love my shirt, My shirt is so comfortably lovely. I love my shirt, I love my shirt, My shirt is so comfortably lovely - he lost it!
philkirby poor poor pitiful me poor poor pitiful me these young girls wont let me be lord have mercy on me woe is me - don't know why this guy in't better known
philkirby great combination - not a big fan of the guy on his lonesome, but he does some amazing collaborations; check the track he made with Beth Orton - phew!
philkirby some good advice from The Cabs.


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philkirby Tom at his best - All my friends talk & joke and laugh about Armageddon, but like a nightmare it's still waiting there at the end of each & every day.
philkirby a good tune from orange juice - Edwyn Collins rocked.
philkirby sneaking in the back door with dirty magazines. now your mother wants to know what all those stains on your jeans. Still makes me laugh.
philkirby I first felt a fist, and then a kick I could now smell their breath They smelt of pubs and wormwood scrubs And too many right wing meetings - ouch!
philkirby This place, is coming like a ghost town No job to be found in this country Can't go on no more The people getting angry - sounds pretty topical to me.
philkirby Why'm I hanging around in the rain out here Trying 2 pick up a girl Why r my eyes filling up wi these lonely tears When theres girls all over th world
philkirby the great Prince Buster - no Specials without him!
philkirby why must you record my phone calls, are you planning a bootleg LP?
philkirby can't abide the cock-e-knee jamaican accent, but have to admit the girls' clever.
philkirby wonderfully meaningless warbling from Liz Frazer - keep taking the tablets, love.
philkirby were they really that good; aren't they a bit overrated? don't care, just listen to Johnny Marr's guitar if you need convincing.
philkirby we tried and we failed, we tried and we failed . . .
philkirby if the boys wanna fight you'd betta let 'em.
philkirby There is a house in New Orleans . . . still an awesome tune.
philkirby people so busy, makes me feel dizzy
philkirby don't let Ros Stewart put you off, it's a fine record.
philkirby toytown medicine don't make no change, do you want your head rearranged!
philkirby all that rugby puts hair on your chest.
philkirby Now then Mardy Bum I see your frown And it's like looking down the barrel of a gun And it goes off
philkirby gonna get myself connected . . .
philkirby in the city there's a thousand things I want to say to you . . .
philkirby so Winston Churchill said, I could have smacked his head . . .
philkirby Got up, I walked out To the car, start it up Feel bad, sad night I never saw a red light
philkirby I am going, I am going Any which way the wind may be blowing I am going, I am going Where streams of whiskey are flowing
philkirby for all who think La Roux sounds like a squeaky door.
philkirby Your life is like a schedule You run to meet the bills No one's awake to tell you Life kills - Phil Oakey always was a gloomy devil.
philkirby I'm doing very well I can blackout the present and the past now I know by now you think I should have straightened myself out Thank you good day!
philkirby I'm going to get you for the lies you've been telling and I'm going to tell all the people you call your friends - great track from an underrated lot
philkirby what a track! I've got you under my skin where the rain can't get in, but if the sweat pours out, just shout I'll try to swim and pull you out. (reblip)


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philkirby You don`t understand, this's in demand And I think that I have to show you Try to look inside, take me for a ride In a day and a night get to know you
philkirby Do I need a business man to promote my angle Can I resist the carrots that fame and fortune dangle?
philkirby There's a world inside your world There's a glass house where the insults are held But you won't be told No, you won't be told - late Bunnymen.
philkirby 'Cos you're not a threat when you're out of your head and I'm gonna get out of my head and it's better in bed - when you're out of your head.
philkirby this is the city life, this is the city i come from let's talk about leaving . . .
philkirby Don't you know you've got your Daddy's eyes And your Daddy was an alcoholic . . .
philkirby I say my, ever loosening grip On the commonest courtesies slipped From my hands, where I really need her When I need change for the parking meters!
philkirby The laws of gravity are very, very strict And you're just bending them for your own benefit - he's a bloomin' genius!
philkirby simply beautiful song - Nobody knows it but you've got a secret smile And you use it only for me
philkirby . . . if it's the last thing we ever do!
philkirby original version - a classic.

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philkirby I'm gonna let u pass I'm on another pass I want to b the king while u zig zag On a holy road like Caine from Kung Fu How high oh! I can kiss the sun.
philkirby There's a crack up in the ceiling, And the kitchen sink is leaking. Out of work and got no money, A Sunday joint of bread and honey.
philkirby The revolution will not go better with Coke. The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
philkirby just rediscovered this track - what a delight.
philkirby amazing voice of Joe Cocker doing one of Lennon's best songs - doesn't get much better than that.
philkirby 'Oh can I have my balls back, please?' Well they might not mean that much to you. But they sure as hell mean so much to me.
philkirby You got a bad reputation Thats the word out on the town It gives a certain fascination But it can only bring you down - not their best track, but ok.
philkirby can't understand a word - they're from Birmingham. Still, sounds pretty good though.
philkirby again incomprehensible, but still really good.


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philkirby News flash: vacuum cleaner sucks up budgie Oooohh...bub-bye Magnificence!!
philkirby never hit your grandma with a shovel, it makes a bad impression on her mind . . .
philkirby summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the streets . . .
philkirby You pull back your curtains And the sun burns into your eyes You watch a plane flying Across a clear blue sky - still sounds great to me.
philkirby In fact I'm pretty stupid, I'm feeling small Anger and coffee, feeling mean Drinking black coffee, black coffee, black coffee, staring at the wall
philkirby start wearing purple wearing purple Start wearing purple for me now All yr sanity and wits, they will all vanish I promise, it's just a matter of time
philkirby great interpretation of the 70's classic.
philkirby Johnny thinks the world would be right If it could buy truth from him Mary says he changes his mind more than a woman - this is a brilliant track!
philkirby Tailored to the maximum, I send another fax to them A parking place, a new Corvette, a manicure, a private jet - exhausting bit of genius from Sparks.
philkirby nowhere near as good as the Buzzcocks, but 8 out of 10 for trying!
philkirby Its happy hour again I think I might be happy if I wasnt out with them - still makes me smil.
philkirby nobody had a voice like Eric - always sounds like he's about to nod off.
philkirby saw them do this at an anti royal wedding (Charles and Di!) gig in Leeds - they were so good.
philkirby french punk(ish) - not great, but he's French - bless.
philkirby think I preferred Split Enz. this is a bit bland, anodyne, and sacharine - but there's worse things out there.


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philkirby if this doesn't melt your heart then you need serious psychiatric intervention.

YazooOnly You

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philkirby probably the best band in the world - for a short few moments on a wet Wednesday evening back in 1984.
philkirby cute interpretation. Worth a listen.
philkirby no, not bloody John Coogar Melloncamp! This is sex on a stick.
philkirby more 80's propagandist pop.
philkirby takes you back, dunnit.


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philkirby power pop never got better than this.
philkirby I used to think this band were originally called "Sudden Death Cult" - still a great name for a band.
philkirby one of many regrets, I never saw her live.
philkirby so Yorkshire, got to love the little buggers.
philkirby best record I've heard all year.
philkirby here's hoping, climate change or not!
philkirby can't resist it = yr twisting my melon man, call the cops!
philkirby I first produced my pistol, and then produced my rapier . . .
philkirby Sit down - relax and cancel all other engagements Its never too late to enjoy dumb entertainment - a neglected ditty from The Undertones.
philkirby underrated thrashing Brit punk; 2 and a half minutes of stylish snarling. Just terrific.
philkirby raucous, loud, and gritty - perfect waking up music.
philkirby haven't a clue what she's warbling about, but etherial and quite beautiful all the same.
philkirby a great tune to enjoy the glorious April morning along to.
philkirby I may be accused of being confused But I'm average weight for my height My philosophy like color tv Is all there in black and white

Neil Innes - Protest Song

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philkirby pretty good version - still prefer the Nick Lowe original though.
philkirby Magical, mystical, motherful, logistical, Magical, mystical, Magical, Magical, mystical.
philkirby There's a mess in the message and a man on the moon There's no plan in the planet, it's all gone berserk - one of the best unprotest songs.

Neil Innes - Lie Down And Be Counted

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philkirby not really a song to listen to before lunch . . . great though.
philkirby "we are defenders Of any poseur or professional pretender around"
philkirby not a jolly record, not jolly at all . . .
philkirby Zen fascists will control you 100% natural You will jog for the master race And always wear the happy face!
philkirby just heard this on BBC radio one - rather good.
philkirby There's nothing in her bedroom Just a bed and TV and it's OK if I'm in her way I just sit and drink my tea - she sounds great!
philkirby remember that tanktop you bought me? still funny!
philkirby shame these guys didn't make it - they were probably better than The Human League.
philkirby rather fine cover version by the boo's.
philkirby probably the best band to come out of Leeds - not for the delicate though.
philkirby hmm, perhaps, thinking about it, these were the best band to come out of Leeds?
philkirby or, maybe these guys were the best band from Leeds . . .
philkirby who needs Manchester anyway . . .
philkirby pretty unlikely cover - sounds even squeakier than Robert Wyatt.
philkirby what on earth do you do for an encore?
philkirby brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
philkirby did some good tracks, but preferred The La's.


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philkirby still sounds magical to me . . .
philkirby truly genius stuff, but can't imagine an American would get it (no offence!) but try and get "Joy Division Oven Gloves" or "Seal Clubbing."
philkirby To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time And I'll be happy to see those nice young men...
philkirby saw the documentary last week - become a fan
philkirby mighty wah, sinful.

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philkirby one of the best records, ever

Weather Prophets_Almost Prayed

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philkirby strange, strange Gary Numan cover - quite like it though.
philkirby not well known, but one of their best
philkirby forgotten about this band . . .


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philkirby just wonderful - not sure if the Americans will get it . . . their loss
philkirby twee, but nice


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philkirby just lovely - who cares it's incomprehensible!
philkirby still sounds like they recorded it in a very small toilet - wonderful though
philkirby the gods are rattling at the door and the devil's in the chair
philkirby at least this works!


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philkirby so we maybe gorgeous, so we maybe famous . . .
philkirby She filled my head with the awful noise Of her disappointment and the Pet Shop Boys But she turned out to be another kind of Judy.
philkirby probably the best band around, just for the lyrics.
philkirby live, acoustic version.
philkirby Weather Prophets on John Peel's festive fifty - doesn't get much better . . .
philkirby let's dance to Joy Division . . .