It’s that time again – more wonderful music for you. Please spare a thought for Ravi this week, whose friends and family are caught up in severe flooding in India. Our thoughts are with you. Meanwhile, thanks to all for the top-ups to the worm bank. Please keep them coming to email@example.com, and let me have any Christmas worms by Sunday 20 December.
Grice – Frozen Water – CaroleBristol: I was listening to a recent cover CD from Prog magazine in the car and this track really hit me. It is by an artist called Grice, about whom I knew nothing until I found his website – http://www.gricemusic.co.uk/biography.html – and looked him up. This track reminds me very much of Talk Talk’s wonderful “Spirit Of Eden” album, which can only be a good thing. The trumpet is also very Miles Davis in inspiration.
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Motel Matches – Albahooky: As you put out the call, here’s one where the 2nd half of the chorus just seems to land on your tongue out of nowhere: “Falling for you without a 2nd look / Falling out of your open pocket book / Giving you away like motel matches …”
Joe Tex – The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) – tincanman: Sweet slice of Southern soul pie from 1966. Dunno what else you could want in a song, really.
Anirudh Ravichander; Badshah – Aaluma/
Anirudh Ravichander; Dhanush – Maari – Ravi Raman: Considering the music from India that I’ve boxed so far, these are from the opposite end of the spectrum. Lyrics, dialect and tune – all from the seaside hutments in Madras. The beats of both songs are integral to the long wakes that can go on for more than 6-8 hours, with guys, fuelled by cheap booze, thrashing out the drums in relays.