Classic Pop has hit the road again this summer, and we’re flying further afield this time…

We’ve just touched down in Malta, ready for the 10th anniversary one of the Mediterranean’s biggest and best pop clubs, Reflex – The 80s Party.

That’s tomorrow night, so we’ve spent the day researching some of Malta’s classic pop moments, from discovering Annie Lennox’s Revenge boots to the Dexys-infused ska of The Rifff’s and their single Music For The 80s Depression from 1981…



And it’s Dance Dub B-side (produced when the band decamped from Malta to Hoxton to work with Thompson Twins’ Pete Dodd):



To say nothing of Giorgio Moroder’s electro-drenched soundtrack to Alan Parker’s Midnight Express, filmed here in Malta in 1978:


Thanks to Reflex Promotions (and Air Malta and Corinthia San Anton) and, for the journey so far