MOJO PRESENTS…There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – Indie Classics 1982-1987 (2012)

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (October 2012)

The latest free CD from the October, 2012 MOJO Magazine is a collection of “Indie Classics” from 1982-1987. Can’t say much of this interested me personally. I spot-checked it, looking for a catchy tune to post (before listening to the whole thing), but only found one I wanted to hear past the opening licks (below), and didn’t even bother with the other tracks. Your mileage may vary. We’ve re-upped the other 125 MOJO‘s in the archives, so collect them all.

FELT Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow (3:11)
THE WEATHER PROPHETS Almost Prayed (2:38)
HURRAH Sweet Sanity (4:11)
THE WOODENTOPS Well Well Well (4:18)
THE CLOSE LOBSTERS Nature Thing (4:54)
THE NIGHTINGALES Crafty Fag (3:04)
THE FLATMATES I Could Be In Heaven (2:40)
THE GO BETWEENS Cattle And Cane (3:30)
BILLY BRAGG Levi Stubbs’ Tears (3:26)
MARTIN STEPHENSON AND THE DAINTEES Crocodile Cryer (4:35)
TELEVISION PERSONALITIES How I Learned To Love The…Bomb (5:02)
THE LA’S Open Your Heart (3:14)
THE BLUE AEROPLANES Action Painting (3:26)
THE DENTISTS Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It’s Wintertime) (3:12)
THE CHESTERFIELDS Completely And Utterly (2:05)

24 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    September 9, 2012 - 09:20 | Permalink

    Search HERE

    • 2
      Juni
      September 9, 2012 - 18:21 | Permalink

      Hi, great albums, I have most of them, but, where can I have the CDs back covers?
      Thank You.
      A Hug.

      • 3
        Willard
        September 9, 2012 - 18:54 | Permalink

        A few of our newer MOJOs have them. Most don’t. Google images is your best bet.

  • 4
    September 9, 2012 - 19:57 | Permalink

    I can completely empathize with your description. MOJO certainly succeeded in summing up the period with the faux-Smiths cover, and while the bands here have all offered something of merit, looking at the tracklist it’s tough to get excited if you’re not one of the converted. I’d be curious to see who’s snapping this up.

    Oh, and thanks for all you do and do and do.

  • 5
    Willard
    September 9, 2012 - 20:31 | Permalink

    Yeah… I’m not one of the converted. And, I was never a Smiths fan, either. Could never get past Morrissey. A girl I knew made me go see them early on and I didn’t get it.

  • 6
    September 9, 2012 - 22:36 | Permalink

    The Go-Betweens song is pretty good, and their discography is well worth investigating if you like literate guitar pop. Not to mention the solo albums of Robert Forster and the late lamented Grant McLennan…

    I picked up this Mojo (as well as Uncut and Prog) at Heathrow before flying back to the US at the end of August, and this CD is probably my favorite of the three, though ’82-’87 is far from my favorite half decade of popular music. Any of them more than prove what a useless piece of shit Rolling Stone magazine has been for more years than I care to think about, though!

    I will say that UK radio is astonishingly awful, however. I expected there might be something on the radio dial worth tuning into, but it took until my last day (the drive to Heathrow, in fact) to finally resort to the AM band and at last hear a little T.Rex and Kinks on some “oldies” station…

    • 7
      Willard
      September 10, 2012 - 10:11 | Permalink

      Many thanks. I’m pretty clueless about almost all these bands.

  • 8
    Mike Hockinson
    September 10, 2012 - 13:18 | Permalink

    No love for the La’s, Willard?

  • 9
    Willard
    September 10, 2012 - 13:20 | Permalink

    My ignorance, I guess.

  • 10
    September 10, 2012 - 16:29 | Permalink

    I think the term “classics” is being used here in a cavalier fashion, n’est pas?

  • 11
    Martin Blanc
    September 11, 2012 - 17:30 | Permalink

    Hi, did The Go Betweens not leap out at you (from what mainly looks like some retiring teacher’s mixtape of when he was in a band, and so were lots of his mates, one or two of whom stayed famous)? Okay, your monumentally beacon-like good taste is entitled to the occasional night off…although they never cracked America, so perhaps it wasn’t just you! But as Hazy Dave says, Forster and McLennan – and Billy Bragg – have a LOT of depth to their catalogues. And the La’s’ only album whizzes by in a blizzard of Scouse hooks that bear more than a few listens. As for the rest – meh.

    But of course, this comment is mainly to say thanks for expanding my musical horizons these past years.

  • 12
    Willard
    September 11, 2012 - 17:50 | Permalink

    You’re talking about artists and catalogs. I was only talking about spot checking this particular disc. As for the Go-Betweens, I’ve heard some things by them I’ve liked in the past, but this particular song is especially redundant. Are you a fan? What do YOU think of “Cattle And Cane?”

  • 13
    Martin Blanc
    September 16, 2012 - 11:55 | Permalink

    I’m not alone in putting it in the GBs’ top 12 ever (you’d have to force me to stop at 12). Top song ever: Bachelor Kisses from “Spring Hill Fair”. Top albums: 1978-90 (cheat, it’s a compilation, but great obscure and early stuff); 16 Lovers Lane (’88) and Oceans Apart (2005), their last. Good stuff on both Forster and McLennan’s solos, but perhaps spottier than when they were together. Still, across 25+ years, quite something, I’d say. And they have a bridge named after them. Which, too, is quite something.

  • 14
    Willard
    September 16, 2012 - 11:58 | Permalink

    Shows what I know. Thanks for the input. A bridge, really?

  • 15
    Bob
    September 17, 2012 - 18:17 | Permalink

    I was the Dentists guitarist. Thank you for singling us out for attention!

  • 16
    Willard
    September 17, 2012 - 18:20 | Permalink

    Very cool. Thanks for the note. Anything you’d like to add for edification’s sake, since – as I’ve already admitted – I’m kinda clueless on this post. Plugs are invited.

  • 17
    Anonymous
    October 31, 2012 - 11:47 | Permalink

    Hmmm…. This one appears to have been knocked out by MF. Any chance of a re-up?

  • 18
    Willard
    October 31, 2012 - 12:32 | Permalink

    New link up, thanks.

  • 19
    Waitsjunkie
    October 31, 2012 - 13:39 | Permalink

    Muchas gracias, my friend. And thanks for the terrific work. Very much appreciated!

    I actually have most of these CDs, but you’ve helped me fill in some gaps on the rarer discs and the monthly uploads of new discs saves me entering all of the track titles, artists, etc by hand which can be pretty tedious.

  • 20
    Nico
    November 9, 2012 - 21:58 | Permalink

    Hi, I’m new to this website, and was wondering if you could help me out.

    It was you have the other 125 MOJO albums in your archives and that I could collect them all; I was wondering how to get to the archives and, if possible, is there a way to download them off here?

    Thanks :)

  • 21
    Willard
    November 9, 2012 - 22:00 | Permalink

    See comment #1.

  • 22
    Nico
    November 9, 2012 - 22:31 | Permalink

    The link ‘DF’ doesn’t work for me :/

    • 23
      Willard
      November 11, 2012 - 09:50 | Permalink

      That doesn’t give me any information.

  • 24
    Russ
    May 15, 2013 - 16:02 | Permalink

    “Your mileage may vary”. Love your wit, Captain.

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