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WEIRD. I've been listening to "Blue," "Johnny Come Home," and the glorious "Don't Look Back" all week, "Don't Look Back" is a 12-string cousin to the Beat's "Best Friend."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 23 March 2008 23:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

'blue' is amazing

electricsound, Sunday, 23 March 2008 23:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Raw & The Cooked was being advertised, on pink & grey posters, on bus stops in February 1989. It is for the memory of those days, and the prominence they had then in British life, that I have what fondness I have for the band. And 'She Drives Me Crazy', surely a #1 45 back then, will do as the musical emblem.

the pinefox, Sunday, 23 March 2008 23:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

As I said upthread, it's still remarkable that they scored two #1 hits and adlbum stateside.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 23 March 2008 23:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

They are rated quite highly on amg

Now I can groove to FYC when the mood strikes and all, d then there's this: Then, and I actually really respect Jo-Ann Greene as a critic, but there are bold, unqualified proclamations, anof course, there's "She Drives Me Crazy," which features the most unique, and instantly identifiable, beat/riff combination of the decade.

Pillbox, Monday, 24 March 2008 00:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

Whoa - that post got all sorts of fucked up. I'll try again

They are quite highly rated on amg

Now I can groove to FYC when the mood strikes and all, and I actually really respect Jo-Ann Greene as a critic, but there are bold, unqualified proclamations, and then there's this: Then, of course, there's "She Drives Me Crazy," which features the most unique, and instantly identifiable, beat/riff combination of the decade.

Pillbox, Monday, 24 March 2008 00:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfdIAbHzxmg

lol awesome dancing

gff, Monday, 24 March 2008 01:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

god, "Don't Look Back"

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 00:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

"I'm Not The Man I Used To Be" is absolutely killer.

Euler, Monday, 21 December 2009 17:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

Can't argue with that.

when i was your age i was thinking about how to kill people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 21 December 2009 18:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

good thread, good band

Cunga, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 23:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

one of the first tapes i ever owned

cop a cute abdomen (gbx), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 23:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

checked.
i do have the finest on my hard disc (so i can drop various tracks onto my wifes mp3 player as she loves'em). so, thats today sorted.
i actually got the 2 cd edition of the finest that came with an extra disc of time stampled remixes.
one track i seem to recall featuring the cookie crew !?!
classics : the flame, good thing, blue, don't look back, i'm not the man i used to be, funny how love is (the echo'd trumpet opening is very sweet), etc.

mark e, Thursday, 5 May 2011 07:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

It's a tragedy that this song has more or less fallen into obscurity when it should've been, like, the biggest single of that year and on the radio for years to come:

Also:

i wonder if i will always be obsessed with pop music from 1987-1992

― strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, April 6, 2004 2:53 PM (8 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Cosigning as hard as I can. The only era that's any competition for '70s AM gold in my heart.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 05:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember making my dad listen to The Raw and The Cooked when we were driving somewhere and that's when he explained to me what falsetto was. Good album, but also educational.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 7 May 2012 05:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

And the videos were super instructive on the Kubrick stare. Educational band all 'round.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

god, "Don't Look Back"

― The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

It peaked at #11 in the States but it's better than "Good Thing." Not many bands stapling 12-string Beat guitar and sequencers in 1989's top 40.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

So I just went ahead and made this happen:

Forgotten late-'80s/early-'90s pop singles

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 7 May 2012 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

god, "Don't Look Back"

― The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, February 10, 2009

― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, May 7, 2012 1:20 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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