Thursday, 27 August 2020
The first time I heard Mardy Bum I immediately thought of an earlier song about less than domestic bliss. To me it felt like it was the updating of a perennial situation in this thing called life.
It's really weird but when I listen to the Madness track I am back in my mother's red Chevette travelling from Lanark to Chapelhall to school each day as we had not yet changed schools and would travel the 32 mile round trip for another year.
I am sure that most of us over the past few months have been in the position of the protagonists in both of these songs.
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Madness - My Girl