Friday, June 27, 2008

Seven Songs

Boz has kindly handed me the meme baton. His own choices are great so go check 'em out.

So I must "List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs."

Although my spring sprung many moons ago, I can still dream...

1. Rush - Closer To The Heart
A week in Cornwall with nothing but Planet Rock to listen to may have been depressing but it made me re-evaluate my past. I still liked quite a few of the songs including this wondrous Yes rip-off. And any radio station that has Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman as DJs can't be all bad.

2. Spiritualized - Soul On Fire
He nearly died, you know! Just think how good he could be if he was clean!

3. Sex Pistols - Bodies
Not an "abortion" song, a "Pauline" song. For more information, read "more info" on the YouTube page.

4. David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing
We can't get this version anywhere, just the inferior one on The Best Of David Bowie 1969/74.

5. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines
I've heard this by accident three times in the past few weeks. Is it linked to a new film or something? I wasn't too keen on it when it first came out but I love it now.

6. Scooter - Jumping All Over The World
To celebrate Germany's forthcoming triumphant Euro 2008 victory. As a result of my recent reading and watching, I can imagine a troop of Shane MacGowan's uncles and the puppets from Team America dancing to this. The chorus is, of course, lifted from the sublime A Glass Of Champagne by the brilliant Sailor. Now there's a solid gold classic.

7. Quiet Village - Too High To Move
From one of the albums of the year by Brighton's answer to The Avalanches. What the fuck happened to The Avalanches?

I hereby hand the baton to those of you on my sidebar who haven't yet done this. I'm nosey that way.


  1. My Education continues.
    I always liked Rush but never really took to 'Yes'.
    So that video was a bit unsettling.

  2. And Scooter looked like Right Said Fred, who were in turn a spin off from Bernard Cribbens.

  3. RUSH eh? Canadian favorite Getty Lee song is Take Off To The Great White North with Bob aand Doug MacKenzie (the Hosers eh) OK it's Subdivisions

    The Message by Grand Master Flash is always on my list.

    Classic Bowie..say did you catch my sequence of the Flight Of The Conchords dream sequences with Ziggy 72/Ashes 80& Labyrinth 86 Bowies?

  4. Kaz - I can see you now with your jean jacket with Rush patch. Rush were always a heavy Yes. Jon Anderson and Geddy Lee were lyrical giants in a mushroom world.

    Murph - You're too sexy for your coat.

    Donnnnn - Subdivisions is later than I know but I've just bought their greatest hits for a couple of quid so I'll make myself familiar with it pronto. The Message was the first hip hop 12 inch I bought. As for the Conchords, I think Bowie, like Rush, is beyond parody.

  5. Arabella3:00 PM

    Still have White Lines in its original sleeve(aww). I think I liked the bridge; if I'd seen the 'kids from fame' video at the time, I don't think I would have bought it.

    The jumping song - is that how the young people are dancing now?

  6. If only I was young now! It's the only way to impress the young ladies.

  7. See I knew this would be an interesting selection. And what DID happen to the Avalnaches?? I believe there was talk of a second album in 2006, but nothing to date. Bah.

    I don't care how good the Spiritualised track is though. You need to stand up during promotional videos.

    Geoff - we salute you!

  8. Cheers, Boz.

    Don't be too harsh on Jason. He stores what energy he's got for his live shows. He spends the rest of his time horizontal.