The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Wednesday, 28 December 1988

Top Albums 1988



‘The Lord of the Reedy River’ – Kate Bush


I miss Natalia. 


Flash’ll be here soon.


Cirencester tomorrow. 


Berwin Groomstool bursts in wearing full Santa drag, his evil tongue flicking from between those jags of teeth, balancing a tiny dog-stool on its tip…



MY TOP ALBUMS 1988 (in the order I ‘fell in love’ with them):


1)       Strawberry Switchblade – Strawberry Switchblade

2)       Dare – Human League

3)       Brown Book – Death In June

4)       Hergest Ridge – Mike Oldfield

5)       Dawnrazor – Fields Of The Nephilim

6)       Immigrant – Gene Loves Jezebel

7)       God’s Own Medicine – The Mission

8)       Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret – Soft Cell

9)       Children – The Mission

10)    Floodland – The Sisters Of Mercy

11)    Talk About The Weather – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

12)    Mix-Up – Cabaret Voltaire

13)    Gathering Dust – Ghost Dance

14)    First And Last And Always – The Sisters Of Mercy

15)    The Ideal Copy – Wire

16)    Original TV Hits Of The 60s – Various

17)    Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses

18)    Blade Runner – New American Orchestra

19)    20 Golden Greats – The Mamas And The Papas

20)    Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin

21)    The Whip – Various

22)    The Complete Recordings – Marilyn Monroe

23)    Wide Awake In Dreamland – Pat Benatar

24)    The Doors – The Doors

25)    Tango In The Night – Fleetwood Mac

26)    Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie

27)    Piece of Mind – Iron Maiden

28)    The Hits Of House Are Here – Various

29)    Heaven On Earth – Belinda Carlisle

30)    Travelogue – The Human League


Album Of The Year 1988:
Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield




‘Doctor Who Theme’ – Keff McCulloch


Flash eventually arrived today.  He and I chatted a great deal + said jolly things.  It’s great to see him.




‘Sat In Your Lap’ – Kate Bush


Christmas here in the Fens has been happy.  It’s been a happy time, but the lack of movement into the open, the outside world has made things a little stale.  Flash’s arrival brings with it the hope of journeys afar and yet sweeter happiness.  He and I seem stronger than ever and it is pleasing that we are once again reunited in our somewhat anarchic fashion.




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Next time: ‘Cirencester Chrimbo…’

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