“The weather here has been as foul as it can be/although it doesn’t really matter much to me/for all the fun I’ll have while Hardwicke House isn’t out on DVD/you might as well listen to TATP’s Summer Smash until September”
Bored of waiting for the rain to subside? Not Oran ‘Juice’ Jones? Then you could do a lot worse than lending an ear to TATP’s Summer Smash! Yes, over the next four weeks, we’ll be bringing you more of our moderately-celebrated ‘audio collages’, this time covering the sounds of summer (so that’ll be Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach played over the top of Now! That’s What I Call Music – The Summer Album, then), with maybe a couple of extra surprises along the way too.
The first non-surprise one, School’s Out, is out now – relive those heady days of breaking up for the holidays in the company of the Radio 1 Roadshow, Why Don’t You…?, The Jam, Radio Active, Dodgy, BBC Wimbledon, But First This…, The Undertones, The Wombles, The Divine Comedy, Daphne & Celeste, Wacaday, Alice Cooper, The Young Ones, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Tinkerbell’s Fairydust, Rat On The Road, The Barracudas and Booker T & The MG’s. But sadly no Phil Cool. His live album was just one letter out.