Great clip of Madonna lip-syncing to “Burning Up” and “Holiday” at Fac 51 The Haçienda in 1984. This originally aired on The Tube, hosted by Jools Holland and Paula Yates, and was her first appearance on UK television. Love the dancing.
The Rainkings - Get Ready (Playtime Records, 1990)
Second single from Manchester band The Rainkings featuring Inspiral Carpets singer Stephen Holt and former bass player David Swift. The two formed The Rainkings in 1989 along with ex-Bodines drummer John Rowland, and bassist Carl Wolstenholme. ‘Get Ready’ was produced by Ian Broudie under the name Kingbird.
The band wrote some pretty fine tunes and more will be featured on the Playtime Tumblr over the coming months. Two singles were released on Playtime, both of which are pretty hard to find. However, there’s plans for a Rainkings compilation which will feature the singles/b-sides and some unreleased tracks next year…..in the meantime enjoy the posts!