Apparently we’re a bit stressed this week, I suggest you turn up the volume and get it all out of your system. Failing that, come and have a Bank Holiday beer or two with me. Please keep the earworms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise I’ll get stressed too.
Liars – Grown Men Don’t Fall In The River Just Like That – panthersan: I’ve been going back to Liars’ first album this week in anticipation of their new one and rediscovering how I felt 13 years ago when I sauntered into Edge World Records in Brighton one Saturday morning and asked to listen to the import LP with the cool artwork and ridiculously long name that I had spotted in the racks.
Scarfo – ELO – severin: Scarfo were a 1990s British band who never really got the recognition they deserved. They featured Nick Pryor who later joined Part Chimp and Jamie Hince who went on to form The Kills (not The Killers). This was released as a single in 1997 and is rather good.
Gun – Long Road – Darcey’s Dad: Hands up everyone who heard that riff intro and immediately thought ” Thatsh a Cher shingle, shoorly!” Well, no it wasn’t, but there is a famous female singer on the backing vocals. A Spill pint a’heavie if you can identify her.
Kate Bush – Get Out of My House – debbym: I wanted to include something by Kate Bush now she’s announced the (static) ‘tour’. I was thinking of ‘Get Out Of My House’, the last track on ‘The Dreaming’, It’s got all the ingredients I love about Kate Bush, silly voices, screaming et al!
Billy Joel – Pressure – beltway: My ongoing attempts to rehabilitate the reputation of Billy Joel amongst the musical cognoscenti continues with putting this great tense song of his forward for earworm consideration – it really is a quality number – I always thought that if an angry “Plastic Ono Band” era John Lennon teamed up with a gloomy “Visitors” era Björn Ulvaeus, this is the sort of song they might come up with. Pressure!
Scotty – Draw your Brakes – goneforeign: Some of you may remember Scotty from a reggae tune I posted here some time back, ‘Skank in Bed’, a reworking of Dusty Springfield’s hit, Breakfast in Bed, he recorded it with Lorna Bennett. It was typical of his style as is this one, ‘Draw your Brakes’, it was featured in the film ‘The Harder they Come’.