Thursday, 3 March 2016
My initial thoughts on hearing Aztec Camera's version of Jump, after the initial shock was amazement at just how gallus the interpretation of the pomp rock staple was and how Roddy Frame out Van Halened that guy Eddie with one of the most sublime guitar solos, no the most sublime guitar solo you will ever find on an indie record, probably the second would be the solo at the end of Forest Fire by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions but that is a debate for another day. In 1984 I was still kicking about with the hippie and metal types along with my other friends and I have to admit that I was pleased and very amused at their total disgust to what Roddy and Co had done to a pretty crap song which they all loved. I dug out the 12" at the weekend again and was filled with nostalgia and memories of Jim, Lex and Chris's protestations over this version.
Aztec Camera - Jump (Loaded version)