(1990, Big Cat)
Probably the oldest album on the list (released Jan 15th, 1990) this debut by dog-on-a-string-indie-pop-anarchists Carter USM is a burst of colour and vibrancy melded to caustic excoriations of Thatcher’s government and the bloated greed merchants who sailed with her.
WATCH: The music video for Sheriff Fatman, surely the best pop single ever written about slum landlords:
Fatman’s got something to sell
To the capitol’s homeless
At the Crossroads Hotel
For the no-fixed-abodeless.
LISTEN: Grab the album on Spotify