Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Road Map

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Iconic 80s pop stars Midge Ure and Kim Appleby set out on a mission to discover the distinct sounds that emerged from all over Britain and Ireland in one of pop’s golden decades.

Smashing Hits! The Pop Map of Britain and Ireland is a celebration of the creativity behind a golden decade for British and Irish music.

From London’s New Romantics to the madness of late 80s Madchester; from ska in Coventry to Glasgow’s penchant for country-influenced music; from Sheffield’s electro noiseniks to Ireland’s Celtic mysticism – this was a decade of great music emerging from distinct local scenes.

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