Sunday, 5 May 2013
What's In Yir Box? L
A few more singles in this section than there were in last weeks.
First up is probably the best pop song of the 80s. Hyperbole? I don't think so, not many songs from that period do for me what There She Goes does, I can't think of one criticism of this track apart from that, well nothing at all really, it is that good.
Next up is the Libertines with Time For Heroes, the closest thing to the Clash that 2002 could offer and with a line like "there's few more distressing sights than an Englishman in a baseball cap" one of the best lyrics ever.
A couple of singles by Little Willie John, still not sure whether he should be here or under J. A bit of a sad story, the life of Willie John, dead by the age of thirty but with at least two brilliant singles left for posterity.
Marie McKee is one of my favourite vocalists, I absolutely love her voice and the first Lone Justice lp spent a lot of time on my turntable in 1985 along with Psychocandy. I listened to Ways To Be Wicked yesterday for the first time in ages and I was slightly disappointed it seemed a little tamer than I remembered but still a good single.
Finally we have Lucky Soul, a really good "mod" band who have quite a few very good singles and a couple of albums to there name but haven't produced anything for the past couple of years. Not sure if they are still a band or not. The single in the box is there debut a great pop soul record.
The La's - There She Goes
The Libertines - Time For Heroes
Little Willie John - Fever
Little Willie John - I'm Shakin'
Lone Justice - Ways To Be Wicked
Lucky Soul - Lips Are Unhappy