The Trainspotters – High Rise 7″

trainspotters_high_rise.jpgMike Read a DJ at BBCs Radio 1 is the genious behind one of my top 10 songs from 1979: High Rise. So catchy it hurts. The b-side is not catchy at all. Stay tuned for their second 7inch to be posted. “In 1979, recording as The Trainspotters, Read released “High Rise”, a single based on his Mike Read, Mike Read, 275 & 285, Mike Read, Mike Read, National-Radio-1 radio show jingle.

 

Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: Arista
Format: 7″
Songs:
High Rise.mp3
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37 Responses to The Trainspotters – High Rise 7″

  1. So true. One of the best punkpop tracks ever!
    More info can be found here:
    http://www.littlehits.com/archives/2005_04_17_index.html

  2. steve says:

    Met the boy Read a couple of times. Once, over a cup of tea, we discussed the relative merits of “Jet Boy Jet Girl” and “Ca Plane Pour Moi”. Why don’t I ever have those kind of conversations with the wife?

  3. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Ha ha ha Steve please move to Sweden.

  4. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Ahh! I know someone who I can borrow this from ;).

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  7. tat says:

    I was given this record for my 6th birthday.I don’t know whatever happened to it but monies worth was got.My family are probably still traumatised by the endless repertition.

  8. Charlie M says:

    Wasn’t this ‘Single Of The Week’ in Smash Hits in 1979? Y’ know….the one with the Rod Stewart cover and green Squeeze flexi disc? I swear it was………………this is great! Only get to hear it 30 years after I saw it reviewed!!
    Mike Read, Mike Read….275 and 285, Mike Read, Mike Read, national Radio 1!
    Thank you.

  9. fil says:

    Play this song off the Shake Some Action comp cd on the way to taking the Kids to school….and they totally love it.
    dayglo punks haha

    “Never hit your girlfriend……Nosey neighbours, call the police”

  10. Stevie Peeps says:

    Me and my friend Scottie had this record and we loved it, sang it in the pub while we played pool in the Dolphin in Robin Hood’s bay in 1979. I was 15. Mike Read was one of the radio One DJs we loved as he spoke little and played lots of decent tunes. We always had a radio on in the backgound in those days and we happily paid for the big square Ever Ready batteries. We made it to Scarborough to see the Radio 1 Roadshow and I think it was Simon of the Bates, but we enjoyed that too. Kids were just more appreciative back then. We went on the bus. Our folks had no way of getting in touch with us. We took a packed lunch. It was even sunny!I sincerely believe we were lucky to have lived in those carefre times. Jealous? You should be!

  11. Buttcheese says:

    Excuse me ! Mike Read is a tosser!

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      Doesn´t matter. This record RULES!!

      • Buttcheese says:

        Excuse me but Mike Read called for Relax by Frankie goes to Hollywood to be BANNED and refused to play it on his radio show. Dont get me wrong Frankie suck shit, but who the fuck is Mike Read to call for anything to be banned. It does matter, the blokes a cunt, and this record is shit, come on, IT AINT PUNK.

  12. Jon says:

    The reason I think it sucks is the line about never hitting your girlfriend because “nosey neighbours call the police”… Was that funny in 1979? Domestic violence, ha ha ha.

    • Buttcheese says:

      Quite right Jon. Domestic violence is never acceptable under any circumstances. I Knew Mike Reid is a tosser.

  13. Levi Johnston says:

    I was born in the armpit known as America and always envied the humor of the Brits (Scotland and Wales still puzzle me)–the hilarity of Whitehouse, for instance, comes to mind. Evidently this brand of humor that I thought sophisticated is curtailed by a “never acceptable” crowd. The only thing I have ever beaten is my meat, but am I alone in thinking the don’t-hit-your-girlfriend crack is an amusing expression of a young man being what I think those with bad teeth call “cheeky”?

    Sammy Davis Jr. gets on a bus in the Deep South, and the driver says…

  14. Buttcheese says:

    Who gives a fuck where any of you come from? You’re a bunch of…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  15. Buttcheese says:

    NAZIS

  16. Noah from UK says:

    I’ve only just found this site and I can’t believe what I’m reading. Buttcheese, for gods sake CHILL OUT. Jay Thurston, why are you guys slagging each other off. It’s only a record and a pretty bad one at that. ITS ONLY A RECORD! P.S. Any Brits out there know Mike Read and he definitely aint Discharge.

  17. Clem from Up North 'O' Watford Gap says:

    I quite like Frankie goes to Hollywood, The Nolans, Depeche Mode, Kajagoogoo, Spandau Ballet, The Bay City Rollers, The Osmonds, East 17, Take That, Boyzone, Westlife, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Duran Duran, The Pet Shop Boys, ABBA, The Human League, U2, 2 Unlimited, Erasure, Black Box, Ace of Base, Phil Collins and Mike Read. Am I Punk?

  18. sir hake says:

    high rise is a fantastic master piece i hear this 27 years 100 times.thank you kbd.

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