Let’s be clear about this: we all need a bit of Utah Saints in our lives from time to time. Leading their fantastic second album (they ran out of ideas for the title, and ended up just going with Two), this is the catchy Love Song:
This week, the random jukebox selected another track from Lamb, about whom I know very little, apart from the fact that – as I’ve probably said here before – I saw them play live once, but their gear hadn’t arrived, so they had to improvise an acoustic set, and ended up not being too great. Anyway, well done for trying – and this is Gabriel:
I’ll be honest, I’ve found most of Chicane‘s recent output a bit perplexing, and this “cover version” of Sigur Rós is definitely in that category. It’s nice enough, definitely – it just seems completely unnecessary – it’s as though he (for Chicane is just a he) has decided to spend unnecessary amounts of time creating generic dance versions of other people’s songs. Never mind, it’s not doing any harm – here’s Poppiholla:
A great video from the great early Depeche Mode, here’s Get the Balance Right.
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: