Tuesday 4 June 2013

The Woodentops

I think that The Woodentops are an extremely underrated band. There were very few indie bands in 1986 who were making music for the dancefloor, I actually can't think of any other and for that reason alone The Woodentops should be given a bit more credit, they were at the forefront of what would later be tagged indie dance.

The track posted today comes from the more experimental second album but you wouldn't think of that from You Make Me Feel, as it sounds most like the stuff from the first album but tracks like Stop This Car  especially the 12" version and Tuesday/Wednesday are quite a departure from Giant and the album didn't do nearly as well. I have to admit that the album is pretty neglected in this household and I think that a couple of listens may be required.

You make me feel was the first single released from Wooden Foot Cops On The Highway in 1988 and is just the tune for this unexpected extended sunny period we are having up here.

The Woodentops - You Make Me Feel

and as a bonus also posted the b-side of the 12", the strange Late Night mix

The Woodentops - You Make Me Feel (Late Night mix)


Anonymous said...

great track by a great band, the 2nd lp has some top tunes on , don't know why it didn't do as well.

Walter said...

You're right. The Woodentops are very underrated. They stepped in my musical focus with their semi-accoustic sound on their first record, that's still one I listen often. And it was good that they tried someting different on their second one.

Beef Jerky said...

I loved the track. I actually downloaded it now.