Love Bomb, the one solo single in the career by Clare Grogan.
That got me thinking a wee bit more about promo videos and what was truly the worst that I'd ever seen by any of my favourite bands....and that in turn got me thinking of another way that I could be a lazy blogger.
I'm hoping that you will e-mail me your suggestions of great songs that have been let down by truly appalling promos and I'll then feature them here on TVV. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll kick things off with this.....
Now I know that Super Furry Animals weren't ever that bothered about their public image and being on Creation Records weren't given huge budgets for promos nor were they important in the bigger scheme of things. But dear god, surely they could have come up with something a bit more meaningful and appropriate to the song.
Indeed, it probably was a case of shooting themselves in the foot as the single, released in May 1999, reached #11 in the charts, the best showing they ever managed. If a decent promo had been made which could have been shown on mainstream telly on kiddies shows at the weekends for instance, then surely it would have gone at least Top 10. After all, there's no denying it's a belter of a tune:-
mp3 : Super Furry Animals - Northern Lites
mp3 : Super Furry Animals - Rabid Dog
mp3 : Super Furry Animals - This, That And The Other
The b-sides are well worth a listen......good examples of the pop and electronica and sides of the band. One could easily pass for Teenage Fanclub and the other reminds of some of the early stuff by Gorillaz......
Incidentally, here's an incredible live version of the single:-
Now get e-mailing with your own suggestions......