Donna Summer – The Hostage

It's 1974 and Donna Summer, prior to becoming the first lady of everything, speaks out on terrorism and police incompetence. Wait, come back!

Dubstar – Cathedral Park

From the file marked "Bands we never quite got round to buying even though they were dead good" - it's the amazing Dubstar.

Colors – Never Mind

This time last week I'd never heard of Colors. Now "Never Mind" is one of my favourite records and I'm busy inserting it into all my memories of 1985.

Cyndi Lauper – Shine

The gist: in 2001 Cyndi Lauper made the album of her career but unless you lived in Japan or were willing to spend an insane amount of money on the import, you didn't get to hear it. This was a COLOSSAL SHAME.

London Boys – My Love

They sold more albums than Kate Bush or Tears for Fears in 1989, but will anybody these days admit to buying a London Boys record? I will, obviously.

Mono – Life in Mono

I had great expectations for this song, but not even Great Expectations could make it a hit. More Music for Spies, this time from the really very good Mono.

Thomas Leer – No 1

Two years prior to "Snobbery & Decay", Thomas Leer was out-blowing the Blow Monkeys with the string and saxophone drenched "No 1".

Peach – On My Own

Hooked on classics: charting pop music's use of Symphony No.5 by Jean Sibelius. Wait, come back!