Saturday, 24 April 2010

I've been tagged by dat lovely Mookie!

Yes I have been very lazy wif regards to this post! I got tagged by ma lovely friend wot is Mookie, who is a most wonderous guinea pig! His bloggy is ere, which I fink I told you about before. As you may remember, he is live with Lippe who is ma great friend wot is travellin the world meeting anipals!

Here do be the game's instructions first:

1. Open your first photo folder
2. Scroll down to 10th photo
3. Post photo and tell a little bit about it
4. Pass it on to 5 others

Well, I look at ma folder of photos. Me and the mum does have separate folders for our photos. When I scroll to ma 10th photo, guess what I found? A photo of me - swimming! Quelle surprise! I hear you say. Indeed, I say back to you as well. How boring! We all knows Lexie is a blinkin dog dat is enjoying lots of swimming, she certainly goes on about it enough! Oh no! What to do!

I ask da mum to step in and look at her folders, see if she got anyfink that is not a) of me and b) of Atlantis! Luckily, she has been scanning old family photos and has dated everyfinks. So, this be the 10th photo from her first photo album and I fink I let her use ma bloggy to tell you bout it in her own words! Over to you da mum!

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This is a photo of an album cover from my most-played collection. They are called the The and the album is called Infected. The album was released in 1986.

The first time I heard this album I knew this band were different from what was around at the time. I couldn't get to the shop quick enough to buy the video to go with it! Wow! The video was just as amazing.

I had heard nothing like it before. This was a new kind of music and the lead singer, Matt Johnson, created lyrics that seemed to speak to me directly and were about things going on in my life at the time.

I quickly became a fan of their music and videos. I went to every gig I could (which were few and far between - they were very underground at the time). 

This album had amazing strings and brass arrangements and a guest appearance on Slow Train to Dawn by Neneh Cherry. The album was written at the height of Thatcherism. It was an album of its time. It spoke to us about our frustration with the system and the inequalities around at the time. Here's what NME said about it:

“It's uncanny. In just eight songs Johnson has freeze-framed a whole nation at a moment in time. Infected - to an eerie, ultimately disturbing, extent - is Britain 1986 trapped on vinyl."

Over 20 years later and I still listen to the album regularly and watch the fantastic video. Over the years one track or another still hits me and I think 'yes! that is exactly how I feel'.

If you get the chance to listen to any of their albums, also consider Soul Mining, Mind Bomb, Dusk, Hanky Panky (a tribute to Hank Williams like no other),  Burning Blue Soul, Solitude and Naked Self.

Their website has a jukebox of their songs and you can get a taste for their style and the impact of their lyrics if you can transport yourself back to the 1980's! Here's the link

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Ok is me again Lexie! Your hostess wiv da moastests. So now I dus tag five friends wot I wud like to do the same fing on they bloggy too. Here goes!


  1. Oh, now dad saying his flatmate at Uni played this non-stop. He has started remmynissin about the old days.....yawn yawn

  2. I luv all Urs an mums writin's it always makes me an my mom smile, well sometime U makes her cry to HUGS xxxxx

  3. This is also back to memory lane for my mum she had an EP of Uncertain smile.
    When she was younger (light years ago)