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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

28. The Newtown Neurotics - Sects

Openly left wing, political pop music was big in the eighties. The Newtown Neurotics, or just the Neurotics as they latterly became, were not exactly a Premier League outfit in the battle against Thatcherism, but with hindsight they made a major contribution to the soundtrack of the era.

They were punchy, intelligent and refused to compromise. I loved them because they were so committed and seemingly unloved by the masses, and their 'Repercussions' album has been a constant companion to me over the years. They are possibly better known for the inspirational 'Kick out the Tories', but for me 'Sects' is their best song by a country mile; a heartfelt rant against organised religion and its associated subsets. A sing-a-long classical from start to finish with brilliant lyrics that are just as relevant today as they were in the hopelessness of Thatcher's Britain.

1 comment:

  1. This is my favourite so far by a mile (I am a sucker for guitar/horn section combos). I never knew who this was by. Now I do. I may have to get the album. Talking about political pop with guitars/horns, I wonder whether the Redskins will make an appearance...