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a tenner for the singer and the writer and the runner up gets to choose a playlist for xfm manchester
and that is why the world is hurtling out of control at a rate of knots
Written by Joe Meek?
but in a nice way - such a lovely song in a trite way don't you think?
It's pretty clumsy as a protest song or whatnot, but that makes it all the more brilliant. And it sounds bizarre. Am not generally a fan of Jon Savage or the Observer Music Monthly, but there was a decent piece about Meek last month, it's here: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/story/0,,1942723,00.html
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/story/0,,1942723,00.html - that might.
Well, copy and paste, innit.
in a clumsy attempt to try and marginalise music into sexuality which contextually this might have worked but today just doesn't etc if that makes ANY sense!
Seems to go awry when I copy the whole link - you can get to the November issue from the archive on here, though, that might be easiest: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm
since Mr Savage is not exactly a stranger to overwrought pop theories. The bits that just report parts of Meek's life were interesting, though. Was annoyed to miss that play about him (last year?), though heard mixed reports.
and said it was excellent, especially a nice dig at Tom Jones (who recorded for Meek like everyone else seemingly did!) - there's a film out soon though - have you read the John Repsch book? Its all over the place and badly written but its a good insight
Jon Savage just takes the fun out of music though I did used to like him but he's from that 'I was there during punk and don't you just fucking know it' generation that sadly now rule the industry
I think yer man would accurately refer to him as a "look-back bore"...
Will maybe track down the Repsch book. Meek is one of those people who do warrant a bit of reading around.
and all the meek friendly sites never seem to get updated - i was always fascinated since I discovered my mum's cpy of Johnny Remember Me when i was about 6 and was totally haunted by the thought of a dead woman singing through the trees - this is what music is about really, isn't it, moments like this?
Although here's an odd thing - 'Telstar' was the favourite pop song of none other than Margaret Thatcher. Her favourite song of all was 'How much is that doggy in the window?'. Weird.
and said it had a 'rousing' tune - let's face it, it is a brilliantly simple melody that really should have been a christmas single and also -imagine hearing something like that in 1963 - same with Good Vibrations in 66 etc - still musntn't grumble we've got lil chris!
that I don't know his work, so please don't tell me further. I suspect it would not make me happier.