Earworms 22 July 2013

My oh my! We’re somewhere between loved-up and unrequited; Lord, what fools these mortals be. Sheesh! Pass the vodka and the bowl of cherries. And while you’re at it, please send all your lonely worms to earworm@tincanland.com.

Kiki Dee – Amoureuse – Debby M: The first song that popped into my head when tinny called for A’s and now it’s firmly lodged. Transported me straight back to 197Something and TOTP, but I think it’s a lovely song. Keep meaning to listen out for Véronique Sanson’s original….

Linda Thompson – Paint and Powder Beauty – Goneforeign: From her 2002 album Fashionably Late. A great album filled with earworms.

Judy Street – What – WileMena: Most of you will know the Soft Cell cover which I’ve always loved, but just can’t beat the original.

Omar – Outside – Albahooky: Here’s a tune, actually a tsunami of soul by Britain’s finest from 1994, co-written with Leon Ware and this has everything; lush strings, layered harmony and a fabulous step change near the end “if it’s about to blow, then take it outside, get outside” – right on!

Soul Children – I’ll Be The Other Woman – tincanman: It’s good to have boundaries: She doesn’t mind being with a married man, but she won’t be with a married Casanova. Great early Stax soul.

Songdog – Gene Autry’s Ghost – glasshalfempty: “Tinnie’s weekly series of ‘songs beginning with the letter…’ reminded me of this lush number from Songdog. Who in the ‘Spill can resist a song with the lines ‘I took you home to play some records…I was already in love as the stylus crackled in the run in groove…’?”

7 thoughts on “Earworms 22 July 2013

  1. Amareuse still sounds as gorgeous as it did in the mid seventies. Always liked Pauline.
    Linda Thompson could probably sing anything but the song here is the business. This is an album I’ve often meant to investigate. Must do so soon.
    I don’t think I’ve heard the Judy Street song or Soft Cell’s version but it’s a belter.
    Not a massive Omar fan but this is a good sunshiney soundtrack for the unexpected summer we’re having.
    Soul Children – this has got something to do with Isaac Hayes, right? Strange ethics but great vocal and sound in a “Caught Up” kind of way.
    Songdog is an odd one. I’m no Fred Astaire either but the resemblance may end there. Yes, very haunting and may need a few repeat listens. Lovely ending. Nice bunch of choons.

  2. Excellent set this week. Love the ‘Luurve’ theme, Ali – nicely sequenced.

    Kiki’s was one of hers I didn’t know, but glad to put that right – lush, with a hint of Carole King. Then Linda calms things down with a bit of cocktail time (nice violin touches too). The Judy Street was a pure blast of pop – like a pastiche of loads of great songs (in a good way) – sure there’s a bit of ‘Always something there to remind me’ for example. Not so struck by Omar, for some reason, a bit too smooth, perhaps? But segues nicely into Soul Children. Then my pick, perhaps a bit marmite….

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