Album: Don't Stand Me Down (Mercury,1985)
1985's Don't Stand Me Down was the Astral Weeks of the 1980's but thanks to shortsighted critics it became the bands death knell. As much as critics seem to say how wonderful the band is every time they re-release their music, Kevin Rowland was repeatedly lambasted by critics. My National Pride is the albums epic centerpiece a classic of yearning and nostalgia that sadly fell on deaf ears. Now the album is shamefully out of print and these days i generally get funny looks for allegedly 'liking a band who only had one hit', if only people knew they were a band capable of more.
Interestingly the Young Guns Go For It doc is on YouTube at last.