Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Three (unrelated) songs

In chronological order.

"The Bewlay Brothers", by David Bowie. Listening to this song in 2008 provides further evidence that, of the many musical paths forged by David Bowie during his hugely fertile 1970s, some are still being discovered. If you snuck this into a mix after tracks by, say, Tunng and Devendra Banhart, you would have the young and unsuspecting asking, "Who is this hip young thin white dude?". Bowie perhaps does himself a disservice by attempting, in the here and now, to remain "relevant", when his back catalogue is perfectly capable of doing it for him, without the wrinkles.

"Hard Life In Country", by The Fall. Which contains, indeed is dominated by, one of the top five Fall guitar motifs.

"Breathe On Me (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)", by Britney Spears. This is getting a bit old now, but it still hits like an express train. Quality from start to end. Those who wish the worst for poor old Britney have got it all wrong.