Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ghosts of Christmas Past (1) The Flying Pickets

In the run-up to Christmas, I'll be posting videos of some of my favourite seasonal hits of the past.
Today, our Tardis takes us back to December 1983. Thatcherism is in full flow and up and down the country communities are being destroyed by neoliberal dogma and the rule of money power. And at number one in the charts? A group of unreconstructed pro-Clause Four leftists called 'The Flying Pickets- probably the finest a cappella outfit Britain has ever produced.
A brilliant band who, as they often announced before their live concerts- were proud to share their name with the National Union of Mineworkers.


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