Here’s an idea for Earworms from DsD, who suggests sending in two very different songs from one album by an artist, in a sort of “Compare & Contrast” scenario. He has sent 2 songs which will feature here soon; in the meantime if you also have 2 songs that fit the bill, send them to email@example.com, and I’ll do the rest. As always,”normal” worms will be appreciated too – many thanks!
Nona Hendrix – Busting Out – CaroleBristol: I’ve been reliving the glories of Ze Records’ “Mutant Disco” compilations from the beginning of the 1980s. There is so much good stuff on the first two CDs, which I picked up recently, but this one is the one that I find myself singing at the moment. The sheer exuberance is so infectious.
Afrika Bambaata Family – Funk You – Shoegazer: Afrika Bambaata’s Family on this one include Melle Mel with Skip, Doug & Keith (aka Fats Comet/Tackhead/Mafia etc.). A new Tackhead album is promised before the end of the year.
Transglobal Underground – Lookee Here (Dread Zone Mix) – severin: This is one of the remixes of a 1994 single but I have it on a compilation called “Dubnology 2 (Lost In Bass)”. One of the few albums that make me wonder if it’s too late to learn to drive. Can’t listen to this sort of thing when you’re cycling.
Les Roche Martin – Tu As Peur Du Bruit – beltway: The term Baroque pop could have been invented for this gorgeous two minute 60’s French pop symphony, that swirling cello riff is just heavenly. Odd pop fact – Singer Veronique Sanson went on to marry Stephen Stills…
The Smithereens – Top Of The Pops: DsD: Have we had this before? It’s in my iTunes on its own in addition to its in-album position. Anyway, it is a worm of many facets, from the riff to the chorus to the “Walk on”s and more. Grin-inducing.
Iain Matthews – Flower Lady – goneforeign: This has been a personal earworm for as long as I can remember. Beautiful lyric by Phil Ochs beautifully delivered by Iain Matthews. It’s from the album ‘What’s that I hear? The Songs of Phil Ochs.” A compilation of 28 of his songs by many of his friends, highly recommended.