I feel a bit of a fraud describing at least one of today's offering as 'fantastic'.
The fact that new releases coming out on vinyl retail for as little as 99p means I'm prepared to take a risk on something. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And I guess, even if I don't like it, but I post it here at TVV and someone appreciates it, then it hasn't been a waste of money. And so dear readers.....over to you. Cos this is something I bought without ever hearing, and don't think I'll ever play again:-
mp3 : Brett Anderson - Love Is Dead *
*mp3 removed at the request of the copyright holder
It's the new single from the former lead singer of Suede. If you had asked me to take a guess without listening, I might have gone for Robbie Williams in one of his more reflective moments. But then that might just be your thing.
The posting yesterday of of the extended version of I Can't Help Myself was so well received, that I thought I'd play the popular card and go for another Orange Juice song as today's offering from the cupboard:-
mp3 : Orange Juice - A Place In My Heart (Dub Version)
It's the b-side from one of the band's last singles, What Presence?!, and is a quite different recording of the song that first appeared on the LP Texas Fever.
And finally, I mentioned that I had picked up some stuff recently on e-bay. One of the items was the 1983 release of Oblivious by Aztec Camera, and I've been lucky enough to get a copy of the limited edition double-pack which offered live versions of two of their best earliest songs:-
mp3 : Aztec Camera - We Could Send Letters (live)
mp3 : Aztec Camera - Back On Board (live)
Both were recorded on 11th July 1983 for a Canadian radio broadcast. It's incredible to think that Roddy Frame was just 19 years of age at that time. He really was an incredible talent for one so young...especially as a lyricist.
Have fun. And if anyone likes Mr Anderson's offering, please let me know.