More hilarity from the wonderful Nina Conti.
Brilliant stuff from 1983. ‘When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I’m in pieces’. All this and Ry Cooder too.
A bit of lunarcy from the lovely Apollo album.
Imagine Eric Cantona on vocals, backed by the Spotnicks. For those of you who don’t remember the Spotnicks, here they are from 1962. Swedish guys in space helmets.
WHEN the TV cameras pan across a football crowd, they frequently alight on a small child holding a banner addressed to one of the stars asking: ‘Please can I have … Continue readingJimmy Adamson and Me
RLJ’s version of the Traffic classic from her 2000 covers album It’s Like This.
I can’t find out who wrote this. It was released in 1965 as the follow-up to the group’s No 1 hit Concrete and Clay the same year. https://am-records.com/2021/09/09/unit-4-2-concrete-and-clay/ It got to No 14 in … Continue readingUnit 4 + 2: (You’ve) Never Been in Love Like This Before
I could never tire of Ryland P playing the mandolin. This is an Old Grey Whistle Test version of the song from his eponymous debut album. And here’s the original.
In memory of the Yorkshire folkie, who has died https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/11/michael-chapman-british-folk-musician-dies-aged-80 aged 80. This is from his 1970 LP Fully Qualified Survivor.
WELL, folks, after three years of music columns, we come to the end of my 100 favourite albums. If you missed any, they are all available here. Let me repeat, once … Continue readingMy Top Five