Music today has been Love and Rockets‘ Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven (1985). Oddly left of centre and immediately accessible. Nursery rhyme melodies and angular guitars and acoustics, fuzz and fluffy hair, sing-along verses and choruses as if the local boat club had started their own group with the boy scouts chanting irreverent singalongs. A surprising cover of The Temptations‘ Ball Of Confusion written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong somehow translated perfectly to their sound. The whole thing is an unexpected step away from Bauhaus (via Tones On Tail) to a world where not everyone who was a fan of the original band may have wanted to follow, a brave new world from three-quarters of cult gothic monsters carving out a sweet shop in an abattoir. Brilliant really.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.