Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The other Martin

Martin Rushent died last week. If you are 47 years old, and maybe even if you aren't, his name will appear on more of your favourite records than you would expect. "Dare" is the obvious one, and enough of a feather in the cap for any one person on its own. But if you add to that crucial records by The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, XTC and Altered Images, plus reputedly coming up with the concept plan for the League Unlimited Orchestra, well, it's not a bad life's work.

Reynolds has a nice cache of YouTube links. There's not much point reinventing the wheel, so I suggest we all head over to his place. I'm sure he won't mind.