Years ago, when I realised there was a big hole in my music where the Go-Betweens should exist, someone on social media told me to get “Tallulah”. (Actually, I believe they followed that up with “or any one of their records that contain double letters in the title”.)
Recently Lyndal found it in a second-hand record store in the suburbs of Osaka, showed it to me and I took the opportunity to be more complete. Thanks to whoever suggested it originally and, of course, to Lyndal for her keen eye and insistence on having “just a quick look in this store”.
It’s supposed to be a tribute to The Clash but just like the tribute to Joey Ramone, it sounds like a tribute to U2.
via The Nightwatchman: I Thought I'd Give That New U2 Album In My itunes Library A Listen..
I used to really like U2 and then I saw a concert that showed they had no sense of humour. I thought the lack of sense of humour might have been something Phil Janou shot and edited for in Rattle and Hum, but no. It turns out they were just a bunch of people believed their own hype.
I still really like BB King.
Also, how funny is Glenn Peters?
Because @indefensible started playing me Billy Joel from 1980 and I had to find something similar but so much better.
The thing about Billy Joel is that he was almost excellent but he couldn’t stop filling his mix with shit. Bits of songs being great is not the same as having great songs.