Being a music blogger is especially nifty when someone from your readership takes the time, after reading your post on mix tapes, to send you three mix CDs, full of aural delights.
Today (unbeknownst to him) I am letting him guest blog, with just a few of the many tracks he sent me, plus comments from the letter which accompanied the discs. I think he has a future as a music blogger!
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SOME SONGS AND COMMENTS FROM CHRIS
Six O’Clock On A Tube Stop – A
This sounds a little like Sting (when he was in The Police) fronting Green Day. I kid you not.
Back For Good – McAlmont & Butler
They are a guy who sounds like a girl and the former guitarist from Suede doing a version of a hit by an embarassing British boy band (Take That). On paper this does not sound promising. How come it’s fantastic?
Wires – Athlete
This was written about the singer’s experience of his son being born prematurely. If you know the background (as with ‘Elizabeth, You Were Born To Play That Part’) I think it adds to the song – “first night of your life, curled up on your own.”
Oh No The Radio – Owsley
A friend said, “You like Weezer? Try this.” I did and I liked it a lot. The line about ‘singing in a hairbrush and giving Donny and Marie the bum’s rush’ cracks me up.
Mermaid Blues – Tom McRae
Critically acclaimed, zero sales, great song.
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There’s lots of other great stuff from Chris that will surely find its way into the Fuel blog in future posts. Thank you sincerely Chris.
Chris also included a song from ‘Manchester’s finest’ (Oasis) on the mix (“The Importance of Being Idle“), and ends with a comment that he went to school with the original Oasis guitarist Paul Arthurs, known as ‘Bonehead.’
Now, I am no Oasis expert, or even a very huge fan, but of the handful of their songs that I like, one of my favorites is an extra vinyl track that a friend gave me called ‘Bonehead’s Bank Holiday.’ I love the drunken riff and sloppy singalong style. It’s just fun.
In your honor, Chris, here is that track about your former schoolmate chum.
Bonehead’s Bank Holiday (extra vinyl track) – Oasis