Due to the lack of attention of my own community, ‘Alternative Weekend’ I will be using @uwelang’s more general Music community going forward.
I don’t see the point in beating a dead horse, or even a horse that barely drew breath.
This weekend which is almost upon us (Friday night is weekend), I present you with yet another trio of songs which you have probably never heard of (well maybe the last one you have).
Thin Air – Anathema (We're Here Because We're Here - 2010)
Until I sought out the video for ‘Thin Air’, a tune I picked up when listening to Anathema’s best album, ‘We're Here Because We're Here', I had no idea it was part of the soundtrack to the movie, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'
Looking further into this I figured this was quite impossible. The movie is from 2004, and the song 2010. So someone made a video for it; well it fits quite nicely.
Thin Air is the opening track from their most classic of the newer albums, and the bands were due to perform a series of concerts this year celebrating 10 years. I guess all that is now cancelled.
As with several of Anethema's songs it lacks a chorus. Who says chorus/verse songs are the best? Remember Abba’s, ‘The Winner takes it all’, there’s another one for you and an undisputed classic.
Love Like Blood – Killing Joke (Night Time - 1985)
Doom and gloom band Killing Joke did not have much success before releasing this song which is more of the same. Fortunately, this one had more of a kick than their previously dreary releases.
I do remember the band reaching the lower spectrum of the top 40 in the early eighties and even gracing 'Top of the Pops'.
That salute of Jaz Coleman the vocalist during the chorus of this songs' video somehow reminds me of a Nazi salute for some reason. Maybe the character acting promotes it somehow?
It was thanks to fellow, ‘no personality’ RobC, cracker of Atari 800 games extraordinaire that I got a listen of this one which somehow churned itself into my musical brain.
On the occasion that I could get him away from literal hex editing code without any pause, he did have a decent musical taste…, that is beside the Bauhaus.
Mirrorball - Elbow (The Seldom Seen Kid - 2008)
I have tried very hard to like Elbow but their sound just doesn't get into me. Several other people, I have spoken to have regarded the band as a second-rate modern progressive outfit.
‘The Seldom Seen Kid' apparently is their standout album, but I found it quite dull. More poignantly I find vocalist, Guy Garvey's voice' not unlike Chris Martins' of Coldplay which is monotonous and grating. I guess that comment is not going to be too popular.
An old colleague of mine who I have a lot of respect for, even concerning his musical tastes linked this one on Facebook some time ago.
Granted it does have something, but hardly lifts me into the realms of musical orgasms in a way the older ‘real’ progressive tunes do.
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