In 1983 ‘Downmarket’ was released as a single and was produced by Bill Whelan. We would record a more powerful version a year later for our album and this is the track that most people relate to. Forget about ‘Summer in Dublin’, if you want to know what it was like to live in Dublin in the early ’80s then this song encapsulates the greyness, the misery and the lack of hope. Nearly forty years later the song still resonates with many people and is usually the climax to any Blades gig. A timeless classic.
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