A childhood favorite, “Life In a Northern Town” combines folk, psychedelic, and African elements to create one of the most beautiful and expansive songs of the ’80s. It was said to be a tribute to the late singer-songwriter Nick Drake (whom lead singer Nick Laird-Clowes slightly resembles – well, if he wore a little less eye shadow). From 1985.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.