I first heard 'Dangerous Places' & 'Red' on John Peel around '83; I lost the tape I made & forgot your name, but 32 years later I was still searching for those two tracks when I found some JP session tracks on YT.... I think that says something for the quality and emotional draw of the song-writing.
Thanks for the downloads!!
Stumbled across a youtube video featuring "Institutions" and immediately began to search for more information, which led me here. Feeling honestly blown away by these excellently crafted, infectiously energetic, beautifully melodic songs, and pretty surprised I'd never heard of Personal Column before (I'm a 34 year old american). I've been a enthusiastic fan and collector of 80s janglecore / post-punkish pop since my teens and this is definitely some of the very best I've ever heard! I downloaded all the MP3s available on your website and each one is a definite gem, fantastic sound, you guys make writing totally solid pop songs sound so easy, loving it. Thanks for this great music! For sure I will tell more people about this.
Am 23 discovered you through my dad's copy of The End book, amazing band lyrics easily better than morrisey and melodies as catchy as Marrs. Baffles me how there isn't more of a cult following behind you, same old situation is probably one of the most perfect pop songs ever recorded.