The Barclay Hour
In high school (1998 eek!) I had this amazing compilation from HMV.
I lost it over the years but decided to play it in full with some personal notes and fun facts as well as bask in the splendor of its arrival on inauguration day 2021. It’s been a long 4 years, it’s been a long life!
You probably know all of these songs of course but the magic is in the order of their appearance, and of course the fact that it’s Canadian. Enjoy!
Tears For Fears – Pale Shelter
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (extended remix)
The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
Yello – Oh Yeah
Shriekback – Nemesis
Level 42 – Something About You
Trio – Da Da Da
Squeeze – Pulling Mussels (From A Shell)
Split Enz – I Got You
The Jam – A Town Called Malice
Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
R.E.M – So. Central Rain
Joe Jackson – Fools In Love
Black – Wonderful Life
Godley & Creme – Cry
Bronski Beat – Why?
ABC – The Look Of Love
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen