Uncut Editor's Diary

Tom Waits, Raging Bull, Lou Reed, Scarface, Talking Heads, Blade Runner and the music and films of the 1980s

Tom Waits, Raging Bull, Lou Reed, Scarface, Talking Heads, Blade Runner and the music and films of the 1980s
Allan Jones

First of all this week, let me quickly plug our most recent Ultimate Music Guide, which is dedicated to Depeche Mode. As with previous specials in the Ultimate Music Guide series on David Bowie, the Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul Weller, The Clash, Nick Cave, The Kinks, U2, REM and The Smiths – all of which you can order online at uncut.co.uk/store or order digitally at uncut.co.uk/download – Depeche Mode – The Ultimate Music Guide features brand new reviews of all Depeche’s albums, written by a stellar team of Uncut scribes, plus a ton of vintage interviews from the archives of Melody Maker and NME, reprinted for the first time in years and covering the whole of the band’s career from their first stirrings in deepest Basildon in the early 80s.

Depeche Mode – The Ultimate Music Guide is on sale now.

By happy coincidence, as part f the special promotional feature in the current Uncut that we produced in association with hmv celebrating six decades of music and films, we have reached the 80s, for which I’ve compiled the following playlist.

Have a good week.

Music

Dexys Midnight Runners
Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
1980

Talking Heads
Remain In Light
1980

The Replacements
Let It Be
1984

Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
1985

Paul Simon
Graceland
1986

Pixies
Surfer Rosa
1988

The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues
1988

NWA
Straight Outta Compton
1988

Lou Reed
New York
1989

Films

Raging Bull
Directed by Martin Scorsese
1980

Mad Max 2
George Miller
1981

Blade Runner
Ridley Scott
1982

The Thing
John Carpenter
1982

Scarface
Brian De Palma

1983

Once Upon A Time In America
Sergio Leone
1984

Spinal Tap
Carl Reiner
1984

Platoon
Oliver Stone
1986

Withnail And I
Bruce Robinson
1987

Die Hard
John McTiernan
1988


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