2nd April 1983, and “Don’t Talk To Me About Love” reaches its highest chart position at number 7. One place below, also reaching its peak is “Rip It Up”, by Orange Juice.

Comfortably their biggest chart success, for many people, it’s a first introduction to the wonderful talent that is Edwyn Collins. I love the slight oddballness of this just as surely as I love “A Girl Like You” even after hearing it playing in the background at some point during every single episode of Neighbours I watched circa 1995/6, and just as I love the very existence of his most recent album “Losing Sleep”, his first and so far only release to be recorded since suffering two strokes in 2005.