Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nag Nag Nag...

One of my fave pub stories was the time when my mate John went to a house party back in the 80's armed with a couple of his own 7" singles, at the time when everyone was listening to all the New Romantic music that was clogging up the charts. After enduring the likes of Howard Jones and Nik Kershaw for what seemed like hours on end John decided to introduce the house to the joys of Nag Nag Nag. Sadly I was not at said party but suffice to say there were a few cries of "what the fuck is that?". Priceless stuff.

Formed in the early 70s and influenced by Burroughs, Dada, Dub and Ziggy Stardust', Cabaret Voltaire were electro pioneers from Sheffield and rank up there alongside Neu, Can, Suicide, Eno etc.. Nag Nag Nag still sounds edgy and threatening and remains a hypnotic joy today. Some of their early material was slightly lacking in the melody department but Nag Nag Nag is a good pop tune if you delve deep. Think Kill Surf City, surf vs noise vs tune...

Nag Nag Nag

*I have just noticed that I done a different post on Nag Nag Nag a few years back but some tunes are worth posting again for the uninitiated out there*


  1. I would have been one of those "what the fuck is that" people in the early 1980s. The 7 inches next dot contain a Nik Kershaw single. And a Kajagoogoo. No Howard Jones though, that would be completely ridiculous!

  2. Am still plucking up the courage to post something from the best of Howard Jones purchased for 20p. Yup I know, they saw me coming!