Pirate gold
February 16, 2021

Simon Reynolds: A compilation of pirate radio adverts acquires period charm and collectability

In an amazing turn of concepts, audio archivist Luke Owen has released a compilation of not the music, but the commercials played between the songs on pirate radios. The great Simon Reynolds says "these pirate adverts are joyous mementoes of enterprising fun, young people grabbing good times at the outer edge of the law". 'London Pirate Radio Adverts 1984-1993' Vol 1 is available digitally at a name-your-price rate and for £7.50 as a limited-edition cassette tape.