A musical review of politics and society from Richard Youngs this week. Features Hawkwind, Flux of Pink Indians, The Raincoats, June Tabor and Pet Shop Boys. Don’t worry, ‘…it’s gonna be alright.’

Robert Wyatt: Caimanera from Nothing Can Stop Us Now LP (Rough Trade Records)

Henry Flynt: Graduation from Graduation LP (Superior Viaduct)

Flux of Pink Indians: Cure tor the Coprolite from The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks 2LP (One Little Indian Records)

Dick Gaughan: My Donald from Gaughan LP (Topic Records)

The Raincoats: Shouting Out Loud from Odyshape LP (Rough Trade Records)

Discharge: Mania for Conquest from Why 12″ (Clay Records)

Crass: Crutch of Society from Stations of the Crass 2LP (Crass Records)

June Tabor: The Fiddle and the Drum from Peel Sessions 12″ (Strange Fruit)

Pet Shop Boys: It’s Alright from Introspective LP (Parlophone)