Thursday, August 14, 2008

Song of the day

"By The Sea", by Wendy and Bonnie. On what planet is this not a lost Marine Girls record? Everything is present and correct, from the aquatic imagery to the starkness of the accompaniment, and that voice bears a remarkable similarity to that of a young Tracy Thorn. And yet it isn't the Marine Girls; it's Wendy and Bonnie, from their 1969 (and only?) album "Genesis". Elsewhere they sound not unlike "Light My Fire" as done by The Free Design. Which is also not a bad thing.