Saturday 4 February 2012
Stuck In A Mid 80s Manufactured Pop Nightmare
Last night I had some very weird dreams but the weirdest thing of all was that they were sound tracked by terrible SAW produced pap from the mid 80s and primarily the music of the tea boy Rick Astley. I was not aware that I knew any Rick Astley tracks except the obvious one. I had a very troubled sleep and now am wondering what is going on in my subconscious that such rubbish is getting into my dreams.
The one good thing about the whole event is that it gives me an excuse to post a single that I picked up in my favourite charity shop before Christmas and the only SAW production that I can consciously say I liked.
The first time I heard You Think You're A Man was also my first sight of Divine on the Tube in 1984 I think. I thought that the song was rather good and the performance absolutely transfixing but never bought the record at the time. I did get a recording of it, in it's 12" form as Stiff's eldest brother had bought it and by doing so had endorsed that it was okay to like this SAW product.
The Vaselines have covered the song, some would say well but in my opinion it lacks not only the humour of the original but also and I hate to say this the production.
Divine - You Think You're A Man