I’m not sure this would have been my choice of a video to share with you, but who am I to argue with the random jukebox? From 2003’s Other People’s Songs, here are Erasure with a slightly questionable and unnecessary cover of Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me):
There doesn’t seem to be an official video for this, so let’s just watch some artwork here, for the brilliant Flight Tonight, from The Avalanches‘ 2000 debut album Since I Left You.
The brilliant Way Out West here, from 2004, with Just Like a Man.
So it is that we limp past the eight year mark for this blog. Little did I think, all those years ago, that it would still be going after all this time. Well, it barely is – I used to post every day, then every weekday, then a few times a week, and then the fun of the lockdown meant I barely had any time to slow down and listen to music, let alone to write about it.
But I can’t really complain – I’m still here, eight years on, looking back at over two thousand posts of general music-related drivel. I was going to post something linking back to the first post, but I see now that it was about Pet Shop Boys‘ Winner, which I always thought was unfairly derided, but it was hardly one of their finest moments. So let’s do this instead, which definitely is – here’s Thursday:
A US-only single from their final album Temperamental, which brought us some exceptional remixes in 2000, here’s Lullaby of Clubland:
The hidden track from her debut Hands, here’s Hands:
One from the early days of this blog, Cut Copy turned up on random play this week, with the brilliant Hearts on Fire:
I have honestly no idea what to make of Laibach, but they do seem to come out with some interesting material. Here’s In the Army Now:
Here’s a very happy video for Todd Terry‘s remix of Wes‘s Alane, a huge hit between 1996 and 1997:
Nice to see this early material from The Beloved getting a new lease of life, although it’s surprising that their early years saw full videos being shot! From 1986, here’s This Means War: