Another fine selection this week. Strong black sheep in possession of silver threads and golden needles? No wonder they’re left outside alone – but don’t think twice, it’s alright. Thanks to all and keep sending your worms to firstname.lastname@example.org, we could do with a top-up.
Alela Diane – Black Sheep – DebbyM: Was very surprised that no-one else (barbryn?) chose a track by Alela Diane for the Festive Spill – and that’s the main reason she didn’t make my list!
London Grammar – Strong – AliM: No idea what it’s about. Don’t care. Love the voice (Hannah Reid) – the overall sound reminds me of Renaissance.
Sarah McLachlan – Possession – DsD: I was reminded of the TV show Due South recently. That set off a few trains of thought. One of them ended up Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, and my favourite McLachlan tune. I love her voice, and there’s a cracking little guitar solo sandwiched in the middle of this song.
J C Lodge – Don’t think twice, it’s alright – goneforeign: In the early 80’s I met J.C.Lodge in Kingston, she was a young and struggling singer plus she was an artist with several gallery shows to her name, we became friends. I would shoot pictures for her records and she’d give me her singles plus one of her paintings, which is now hanging at the top of the stairs. She went on to have a big international hit with Telephone Love in 1988 and since then she tours regularly in the US and Europe. Here’s her reggae version cover of Dylan’s ‘Don’t think twice, it’s alright’ .
Honey Ltd. – Silver Threads And Golden Needles – bishbosh: The Light In The Attic label have been digging out and reissuing (or issuing for the first time in some cases) music from Lee Hazlewood Industries. I’ve currently got my eye on the “There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving” boxset but it’s SOOO expensive… In the meantime, the Honey Ltd. album is ace, with this song in particular getting me a-groovin’.
Anastasia – Left Outside Alone – tincanman: No one does hard rock vulnerability like Anastasia. She doesn’t feel safe, it is not ok, and we’re head butting.