Possibly the finest movement (or at least my favourite) is during Orange Juice's 1983 single 'Rip It Up' is when Edwyn Collins sings 'You know me I'm acting dum dum / And you know the scene is very hum drum / And my favourite song's entitled Boredom' before launching into the two-note guitar solo from the Buzzcock's Boredom.
The song is also notable for being the first to top ten hit to use the Roland 303 synthesiser, that would later, along with the 808, define the sound of Acid House. Orange Juice though always trod a slower groove, post-punk angles always tempered by the less harsh rhythmic edges of funk, and by a wry ironic lyricism.
Formed in 1976, in Glasgow, but it was with a a string of singles between 1978 and 1981, for Postcard Records, that the band started to show their promise, so much so that they were picked up by Polydor. With the move to a major, the band's sound moved from the cassette hum to the slick (Rip It Up has a saxophone on it) without losing any of their charm. A rare achievement. After Orange Juice split Collins released the track A Girl Like You, reaching number 4 in the charts, possibly his most well known song, and shows the journey the bhoy from Glasgow has tank from cassette hero to pop maestro.