This song seems to have been following me around recently. The guitar riff is utterly infectious. It is also a slight surprise to me that The Cure haven’t featured in my 365 days journey until now.
I have to confess that for a very long time I never really “got” Radiohead. There relentlessly bleak music just wasn’t what I was about. Probably the fact that they were on the 437th artist that I posted probably illustrates this rather neatly.
However, recently I have increasingly been enjoying their music. For the first time (potentially ever) I found myself listened to them by choice. I am unsure if this is a good thing or a bad thing!
This classic from my youth came on the radio over the weekend and I found myself singing the lyrics out loud without realising it, almost as a reflex. It just seems to have that effect on me and is certainly one of the more anthemic Britpop song I can think of.
It is taken from the 1994 classic Definitely Maybe which once upon a time took pride of place in my nascent cassette collection. How times change.
Oasis – Definitely Maybe:
I am aware that a few of my recent posts have been a little obscure and/or esoteric. I guess I have just been bitten by the live music bug and this has in turn lead me to expand my musical horizons anew.
I haven’t, howvever, forgotten about my musical roots. This track is one of the most indelible of my school days. On reflection I am surprised that I hadn’t posted it already. It’s hard to beat Britpop heroes Pulp and their brand of highbrow pop.
I want to live like common people. I want to do whatever common people do. I want to sleep with common people, I want to sleep with common people like you…
This is just so ’97! The intro is still one of the most infectious I can think of and within a few bars I am always transported back to happy schooldays trying to workout what a “Brimful of Asha” was. (Apparently it is a tribute to Indian singer Asha Bhosle.)
Brimful of Asha: