Sunday, November 01, 2020

Wah!: Seven Minutes to Midnight

Peter Wylie played with Ian McCulloch and Julian Cope in minor Liverpool bands before he formed his own. Wah! changed names regularly - it's possible this single should be credited to Wah! Heat.

Seven Minutes to Midnight was released in 1980 and is very much of its period - which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. At times it sounds like a more melodic version of The Jam.

Its title refers to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Doomsday Clock, which had just been set forward by two minutes,


Simon said...

...and is now at 100 seconds to midnight!

David Walsh said...

An under-rated musician who has stayed with his roots. The very last line on the fade out of "come back" (a eulogy of scousedom) was "Hooray for Hatton". Not a lot of people know that.