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Hilly Fields (1982)
by Nick Nicely
Stumbled across this while trying to find something for # Obscure70s (but failed). It can however go in #Early80s instead :) I became a little obsessed and went off to read all about it and Mr Nicely (fab name).

Wiki Highlights:
"Nicely had to sell his personal possessions to pay for the studio time. Recording of the song took six months to complete, followed by another month of production work before Nicely was happy with the results. The track features a prominent 1960s psychedelic influence, cello playing, the 1980s synth-pop sound, and what is believed to be the first ever example of scratching on a non-hip hop recording, although the "scratching" was actually created by moving two tape spools back and forth, rather than on a turntable
Nicely's work has been credited with inspiring several modern-day artists, most notably XTC's psychedelic offshoot band The Dukes of Stratosphearas as well as the Bevis Frond, Robyn Hitchcock and Robert Wyatt".

First jammed by @debutch in 2016 https://www.godsjukebox.com/debutch/nick-nicely-hilly-fields-1892/ then again by @Carrotbourke https://www.godsjukebox.com/Carrotbourke/nick-nicely-hilly-fields-1892/ who's been away for a while.

1982 - United Kingdom
Posted: 20th October 2019
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