Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Simple Minds - Real to Real Cacophony (1979)

Before they landed on the sparkling, widescreen arena synthpop for which they're known best, Simple Minds created this inventive piece of nervous, experimental post-punk/new wave that many (especially readers of nerdy music blogs) would probably consider their best record.

Track listing:
1. Real to Real
2. Naked Eye
3. Citizen (Dance of Youth)
4. Carnival (Shelter in a Suitcase)
5. Factory
6. Cacophony
7. Veldt
8. Premonition
9. Changeling
10. Film Theme
11. Calling Your Name
12. Scar

Forget yourself

More excellent early records from big 80s bands:
Modern English - Mesh and Lace (1981)
Depeche Mode - Speak and Spell (1981)


  1. This is definitely the Simple Minds record to go for, still sounds fresh.

    p.s. a bit of shameless self-promotion - do you think your readers would be interested in another new nerdy music blog? ;)

    1. Surely they would, I know I am!

    2. nice one - many thanks for the follow-back.

    Much as I love the crystalline pop perfection that is New Gold Dream, this most certainly a standout entry from that watershed year in post punk that is 1979.

    @Alan Burns:
    As the voice one one--yep, bring it on.

  3. I'm always interested in new nerdy music blogs!

  4. Just found your blog through Willard's Wormhole. Have been d/ling a lot and wanted to say thanks for your broad musical tastes.