We’re up to the “H’s” again in this perpetual look at my vinyl library. Alt-rock goes through phases when the dominant sounds are really, really heavy and hard and then periods where the music is lighter and more pop. The early 80s was one of the more “pop” times, with many popular groups of the day coming out of the UK.
This brings me to Haircut 100, a New Wave group who had a series of British hits that also became early favourites of North American alt-rock fans, not to mention stapes of this new thing called MTV. Their first single was called “Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)” from the fall of 1981 and as was the practice back then, it was spun into a 12-inch single. Let’s have a listen to that.