Time thoroughly wasted this week by Like Punk Never Happened, a slightly misleading title for an archive of scanned in editions of Smash Hits from 1979 and 1980, before the full Black Type/Uncle Disgusting/Ben Vol-au-vent-Parrot/Reg "Reg" Snipton onslaught but not much the worse for that. Not when singles are being reviewed by Chris Difford and Andy Partridge, the latter predicting Video Killed The Radio Star has no chance of being a hit. Excellent interviews under the editorial auspices of David Hepworth and Ian Cranna, plenty of songwords, great band photography and Secret Affair on the cover one week.
Also! Tweeted this last night on returning, but Adam Buxton was in our town on Bug duty and among his cache of inventive animated videos and personal flights of fancy (ah, Nutty Room on a large screen in surround sound) was this. It's had 2.2m views but we'd never heard of or seen it before. Sour, as far as we can tell, are a Japanese band who know a lot of fans with Macbook webcams and have hired a production team with particular ingenuity: