"Sometimes there's a song in my brain/
And I feel that my heart knows the refrain/
I guess it's just the music that brings on nostalgia
For an age yet to come" - Pete Shelley (Nostalgia - Buzzcocks)
Soppy love songs are not something you associate with Punk but there were a few bands who wrote them (only ones by Buzzcocks came anywhere near to being as good as this one though). This is one of my favourite singles (easily Top Ten).
I picked this one not so much for the A-Side but for the B-side. 'Solitary Confinement' had originally been released as a single by Stiff Records but the remake for this single I think is the superior version.
It always reminds me of my teenage years, about breaking away from home and going on the adventure of a lifetime in the big bad world.
Australia was not really a place you expected a punk band to hail from but The Saints upped sticks and moved to the UK in order to unleash their brand of music. Their first single, 'I'm Stranded' is a classic but this one (their third single) is just priceless. They even managed to get on Top of the Pops with this!