Well here’s a thing. Pop music has its place; it’s a good pick-me-up when you don’t want anything too heavy or cerebral. Here’s a YouTube list of things that have caught my ear recently. Is it fun? Is it awful? Have you any songs you’d like to add? Should I be struck off The ‘Spill? Discuss.
Continuing my trend of trying to keep you on your toes, this week I provide a song rather than an artist, none other than Mr Wilson by John Cale.
The song is essentially a tribute to the Beach Boys Brian Wilson, from the former Velvet Underground’s John Cale. It comes from his Slow Dazzle album.
I think there are a few John Cale fans that frequent this blog, so there is nothing I could tell you about him that you don’t already know. My knowledge is quite limited – I only have the Paris 1919 album, (love that title track!)
Truthfully, this week featured track actually didn’t do a lot for me. It might be one where repeat listens are rewarded, but there wasn’t enough there to hook me into a repeat listen.
As for Mr Wilson – you never know, he might pop up on here in the future, but perhaps he is a very obvious choice for inclusion!
Over to you – what do you think of this one?