The most recent episode for this show was broadcast on the 3rd April 2011

Students for Scarves and Charm

0700-0800 01.12.09

this is pop?

This week Students for Scarves and Charm is dedicated to that most maligned of decades: the 80's. It may be better remembered for its cultural detritus and moral bankruptcy rather than significant contributions to popular culture but we hope our mix of New Wave hits from the spikyness of XTC and Talking Heads to the proto-twee of Altered Images and The Cure will convince you that there was a world of joyously inventive pop beyond the synthetic pop sheen of Stock Aitken Waterman and that the 80's were a good time to be a teenager.

The topics of our deliriously sleep deprived (and ,this week, virus ridden) babbling include the evil genius of Malcolm McLaren, cow sound effects, Mairiclare's teenage Pipettes obsession and Bicola enlightens us about the racist undertones in Disney films.

Also, don't forget to check out this week's Unsigned Act, Rose Elinor Dougall at:

All in all, another triumphant week from the show that some critics are calling "quite literally amazing"*.

Now we're off to watch Brat Pack films and sculpt our hair into amazing Flock of Seagullsesque structures.

Mairiclare and Bicola


*Disclaimer: quote may be taken out of context, edited or brazenly falsified

Posted at 13:37, 1st December 2009


C30, C60, C90, Go!
Bow Wow Wow RCA
Science Friction
XTC Virgin UK
Talking Heads Warner Bros.
Crazy Rhythms
The Feelies Domino
Unsigned Act feature
Another Version of Pop Song
Rose Elinor Dougall Scarlett
Rose Elinor Dougall Elefant
Fallen Over
Rose Elinor Dougall Scarlett
end of feature
Hong Kong Garden
Siouxsie & the Banshees Commercial Marketing
Happy Birthday
Altered Images Music Club Deluxe
Boys Don't Cry
The Cure Polydor
Age of Consent
New Order Factory

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