Tuesday, October 9, 2007

- Nicholas Brace Downs Liverpool - End Rush Run: '87 FF part 2

So, who’s wondering if I’ll run out of cup finals to talk about before I run out of ’87 festive 50 mp3s?

1987 was a pretty good year for cup finals in general, although I’m not sure Peel would agree after Liverpool’s League Cup debacle. When Liverpool took the lead through an Ian Rush goal in the 1987 League Cup final, many fans assumed that the trophy was Liverpool's, as they had never, up to that point, lost a match in which Ian Rush had scored. However, the incredible 145-game run ended that day, as two, ahem, Charlie Nicholas goals gave Arsenal the cup. A week later, Liverpool lost 2-1 to Norwich at Carrow Road, the first time that they lost a league match in which Rush had scored. Rush went on famously to note, while playing for Juventus, that ‘living in Italy is like living in a foregin country’ although he subsequently denied saying it, as you would.

Dodgy moustache
Men used to have moustaches like this

Although it would be a bit hasty to say that this was the beginning of the end for the great Liverpool dynasty, it would also be fair to say that this might have marked the beginning of the end for the Liverpool dynasty. This Arsenal victory saw a resurgence of the Gunners as one of the major forces in English football, while Liverpool started to sign some really crap players from this point on, although it took everyone else about five years to fully realise this.

This was a good year for Peel heads, as there are approximately one shit load of Peel shows out there in the MP3 ether, many of which I’ll get round to sharing with you at some point. If you can’t wait, head over to John Horne Central.

31 Wedding Present - Getting Nowhere Fast
32 Prince - Sign o' the Times
33 James Taylor Quartet - Blow Up
34 Smiths - Sheila Take a Bow
35 McCarthy - Frans Hals
36 Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
37 Sonic Youth - (I got a) Catholic Block
38 Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours
39 Jesus and Mary Chain - Kill Surf City
40 Smiths - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

Some cool HipHop in there at last, although if you look at the festive 50s the the following years, you’ll notice it didn’t last long.

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7 comments:

Onion Terror said...

Cheers. Glad to getting another McCarthy track.

Anonymous said...

As I LFC fan at the 87 League Cup final, have to say you're right that we thought it was all over once Rushie scored.

Think you may have been a bit harsh on our subsequent teams over the next few years, though, as we won the league twice in the following three seasons, with Barnes, Beardsley, etc, part of our most entertaining sides ever.

Think it all went bad when Kenny went and Souness took over (1991).

Keep up the good work.

Steve W

So It Goes said...

Never mind the football...I'm only here for the FF!!!! Thanks Adam, this is brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Fair enough, Me too. Yeah, good one, Adam!

Steve W

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me of Mr Rush.
Just what an Everton fan needs on a Friday night !
Thanks for the music - great to hear full shows.
The Smiths hyper-obsession in 87 is sad ; the "Queen" album is very good but most of the other stuff is simply 'OK'. In a time of musical vacuum, the average will be lauded as the great (human nature), ha ha .....

Onion Terror said...

Ey up, young fella-me-lad. Are you going to be posting the other parts of this?

entrailicus said...

Yeah, please bear with me!

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