In preparation for my upcoming list - The Best Debut Albums of the 1980s - I am featuring songs from some of the albums - and from some that didn't quite make the top of the list. Check back tomorrow to see the full list - and if you haven't already, subscribe to my daily posts over at the Life On This Planet Facebook Page. Thanks for stopping by.
The Virgin Prunes were an insanely-original band from Dublin, Ireland - and their debut record, 1982's ...If I Die, I Die is an often-overlooked 80s gem. Though the LP was produced by Wire's Colin Newman, today's featured song was produced by Nick Launay, who has worked with artists like Nick Cave, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, etc. You may know nothing about the Prunes, other than the brother of U2's The Edge is the guitar player, or you be hearing their name for the very first time... regardless, if you've never heard 'Pagan Lovesong' before, you are in for a treat. Please enjoy.
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