Well, not a great start to the year with the potential demise of Readers Recommend on hand. Let’s hope we can persuade The Graun to keep it going. In the meantime, Earworms continues to boldly go where no worms have gone before. Many thanks to all contributors and please keep those worms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osibisa – Who’s Got the Paper – Ravi Raman: Third album that I bought was this band’s and they were also the first live show (overseas band) that I went to. So when I saw a re-mastered offering I just had to pick it up.
Kass Kass – Mister Oh! – severin: Inspired by Carole I went back to my old NME cassette compilations and listened to this. It’s Congolese, the music style’s called Soukous, it’s from the 80s and that’s about the extent of my knowledge. Except that I like it and I used to sing “Mister O” to my parent’s dog as his name was Oliver.
Venice Trip – Said Too Much – bethnoir: Isn’t this a cute little pop ditty? Not sure if that’s how Venice Trip, a new London band intended it, but I love it.
Roy Orbison – Blue Bayou – goneforeign: I don’t know who originated this song but I discovered it by Linda Rondstadt, and then I bought this album.
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman – 52 Hertz – tincanman: The recording of their song might have been a bit more lively, but it’s a clever tearjerker, about a lonely whale. S/he swims hither and fro trying to find other whales who can hear him.
Clive Gregson and Christine Collister – Home Is Where The Heart Is – tfd: I’ve known this song for years and have it on a couple of Richard Thompson bootlegs from the ’80s when Clive and Christine were in his touring band. But the album it’s on (Home And Away) got re-released this year, along with two bonus live CDs, so I thought it was about time I bought it properly and this is my favourite song from it!
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