28 January 2007

That Summer

A while back, I mentioned the excellent That Summer soundtrack anthology (1979). Its collection of post-punk/New Wave delights helped convince me that there was new pop worth listening to at the end of the 70s.

So I was chuffed to read Andrew Dubber's appreciation of That Summer over at his blog The Wireless. It made a big impression on him as well, and he writes about tracking down his own copy after he heard it at his cousin's place as a 12- or 13-year-old:
The soundtrack might just be the perfect record -- and for 14 years of my life, it became something of an obsession. I could not get my hands on a copy for love nor money.
Read about how Andrew finally found - and lost - a scratchy vinyl copy of That Summer. He includes a track listing, and an mp3 of Mink DeVille's Spanish Stroll.