My first attempt at a Spotify compilation…


Space Patrol : the rise of early British electropop. (Click the link to load/play the playlist).

The early evolution of the British electropop sound, presented in chronological date order over the seminal years from 1977 until 1983.


This compilation doesn’t cover the rush of chart synthpop-ettes who followed.

Track listing:-

01 – Ultravox! (Foxx & Eno) – “My Sex” (45rpm single, Jan 1977)

02 – Ultravox! (Foxx) – “The Man Who Dies Every Day” (1977)

03 – Ultravox! (Foxx) – “Hiroshima Mon Amour” (1977)

04 – Brian Eno & Cluster – “The Belldog” (1978)

05 – Ultravox (Foxx) – “Just For A Moment” (1978)

06 – Ultravox (Foxx) – “Quiet Men” (1978)

07 – Ultravox (Foxx) – “Dislocation” (1978)

08 – The Normal (Daniel Miller) – “Warm Leatherette” (1978)

09 – The Human League – “Being Boiled” (1978) (original 45rpm single, aka the “fast version”)

10 – Cabaret Voltaire – “The Setup” (1978)

11 – Throbbing Gristle – “United” (1978)

12 – Throbbing Gristle – “Hot on the Heels of Love” (1979)

13 – Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey) – “Back To Nature” (1979)

14 – Thomas Leer – “Private Plane” (1979)

15 – The Human League – “Zero As A Limit” (1979)

16 – Tubeway Army / Gary Numan – “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” (1979)

17 – Tubeway Army / Gary Numan – “We Are So Fragile” (1979)

18 – Gary Numan – “Cars” (1979)

19 – Gary Numan – “You Are In My Vision” (1979)

20 – Gary Numan – “We Have A Technical” (1979)

21 – Bill Nelson – “Furniture Music” (1979)

22 – John Foxx – “Underpass” (1980)

23 – John Foxx – “Burning Car” (1980)

24 – John Foxx – “When I Was A Man, And You Were A Woman” (1981)

25 – John Foxx – “The Garden” (1981)

26 – Visage – “Fade to Grey” (1981, original 12″ mix)

27 – Soft Cell – “Memorabilia” (1981, original 12″ mix)

28 – New Order – “Everything’s Gone Green” (1982, extended 12″ mix)

29 – New Order – “Blue Monday” (1983, original mix)