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Modern Times (Latin Quarter album)

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Released  1985
Artist  Latin Quarter
Label  Rockin' Horse Records
Modern Times (1985)  Mick and Caroline
Release date  1985
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Producer  Pete Hammond & Latin Quarter
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Modern Times is the first album by the British band Latin Quarter. It reached the top 20 in Germany and Sweden and spent two weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at Number 91. It includes the songs "Radio Africa" which reached Number 19 in the UK Singles Chart. and "America for Beginners" which was covered by Toyah on her album Minx.


Political themes

Latin Quarter's lyricist Mike Jones describes the album as "a veritable manifesto" of their left wing views as members of Big Flame. The title track takes its name from the Charlie Chaplin film as it critiques the effect of McCarthyism on Hollywood; "Radio Africa" describes the effect of Imperialism on that continent; "Toulouse" is about racism in France; "No Rope As Long As Time" is a plaintive account of Apartheid South Africa and "America for Beginners" describes the rise of the right wing in the United States.

Track listing

  1. Modern Times 3:45
  2. No Ordinary Return 3:35
  3. Radio Africa 3:53
  4. Toulouse 4:20
  5. America for Beginners 5:16
  6. Eddie 3:08
  7. No Rope As Long As Time 4:28
  8. Seaport September 3:18
  9. New Millionaires 3:35
  10. Truth About John 4:00
  11. Cora 2:58

In 2002 a remastered & expanded edition of Modern Times was released, which was titled "Modern Times Plus". This edition features 5 bonus tracks...

  1. Modern Times (12" Version)
  2. Thin White Duke
  3. This Side Of Midnight
  4. Sandinista
  5. Voices Inside

Most online music download stores only provide the original version of Modern Times and not Modern Times Plus.


  • Carol Douet - Vocals, percussion
  • Yona Dunsford - Vocals, piano
  • Greg Harewood - Bass
  • Steve Jeffries - Keyboards, vocals
  • Steve Skaith - Vocals, guitar
  • Richard Stevens - Drums, percussion
  • Richard Wright - Guitar, vocals
  • Mike Jones - Lyrics
  • Additional musicians

  • Steve Gregory - Saxophone
  • Martin Ditcham - Percussion
  • Steve Greetham - Bass on '3'
  • Songs

    1Modern Times3:50
    2No Ordinary Return3:35
    3Radio Africa3:53


    Modern Times (Latin Quarter album) Wikipedia

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