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Last week I was pimping Nothing But Flowers, the first Literary Mix Tape anthology to be released. Today it’s the second LMT anthology—Eighty Nine.
Eighty Nine features my story An Exquisite Addition, a fond pastiche of childhood memories of summer holidays from my youth. Plus murder. You can download your free copy of Eighty Nine from the US Kindle Store or the UK Kindle Store.
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More about Eighty Nine below.
About Eighty Nine
The year the Berlin Wall came down and Voyager went up. Ted Bundy and Emperor Hirohito died. The birth of the first Bush administration and computer virus.
In San Francisco and Newcastle the ground shook, in Chernobyl it melted.
Tiananmen Square rocked the world and Tank Man imprinted on the international consciousness. Communism and Thatcherism began their decline, Islamic fundamentalism its rise.
It was the year Batman burst onto the big screen, we went back to the future (again), Indiana Jones made it a trifecta at the box office and Michael Damian told us to rock on.
Based on a play list of 26 songs released in 1989, Eighty Nine re-imagines the social, political, cultural and personal experiences at the end of the decade which gave the world mullets, crimped hair, neon-coloured clothing, acid-wash denim, keytars, the Walkman, Live Aid, the first compact disc and MTV.
Table of Contents
Ashes to Ashes by Adam Byatt
Shrödinger’s Cat by Dale Challener Roe
Diavol by Devin Watson
Nowhere Land by Maria Kelly
Chronicle Child by Lily Mulholland
Angelgate by Tanya Bell
All I Wanted by Rob Diaz
Drilling Oil by Kaolin Imago Fire
30 Years in the Bathroom by Icy Sedgwick
Amir by Benjamin Solah
Over the Wall in a Bubble by Susan May James
Disintegration by Stacey Larner
Choices by Laura Eno
Divided by Emma Newman
Blueprints in the Dark by Rebecca Dobbie
Eighteen for Life by Jo Hart
New Year, Old Love by Jim Bronyaur
Soldier Out of Time by Laura Meyer
The Story Bridge by Josh Donellan
If I Could Turn Back Time by Alison Wells
An Exquisite Addition by Paul Anderson
Maggie’s Rat by Cath Barton
The Banging on the Door by Jonathan Crossfield
Now Voyager II by Monica Marier
Cocaine, My Sweetheart by Jodi Cleghorn
Paragon by Jason Coggins
Play List (In order of appearance in anthology)
Lay Your Hands on Me by Bon Jovi
Don’t Ask Me Why by Eurythmics
Poison by Alice Cooper
Tin Machine by Tin Machine
Higher Ground by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
I Drove All Night by Cindi Lauper
Funky Cold Medina by Tone-Loc
Rock On by Michael Damian
30 Years in the Bathroom by The Wonderstuff
Sewing the Seeds of Love by Tears for Fears
Head On by Jesus and Mary Chain
Fascination Street by The Cure
Cap in Hand by The Proclaimers
Right Here Waiting For You by Richard Marx
Real Gone Kid by Deacon Blue
18 & Life by Skid Row
Lovesong by The Cure
Toy Soldiers by Martika
Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson
If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher
Summerland by King’s X
Love Shack by B52s
What Good Am I? by Bob Dylan
We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel
Stand by REM
Love in an Elevator by Aerosmith