Friday, 2 November 2007

Black Heart




I’m going to jump on the mini Marc Almond bandwagon (see here and here). Black Heart by Marc & The Mambas is from the Torment and Toreros album which appears to be currently unavailable, at least in the UK.

The instrumentation is interesting on this record. You have farfisa organ, piano, sax, flute and a string quartet all held together by the incessant beat of the drum machine (which roots it firmly in the eighties). There’s also Matt Johnson from The The supplying guitar parts quite low in the mix. The song itself is about as jolly as you would expect from the title. Brilliant!

It also came in a lovely picture sleeve (see above).

mp3: Marc & The Mambas - Black Heart (1983)

Wouldn’t you love to hear David Gray cover this? No, neither would I.

6 comments:

Davy H said...

Ooh...Don't have any M&TMs and don't know this, so am looking forward to it...

Oh, yes - *listens*. I like!

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Mick said...

...and it only exists because of a misspent youth Mr H

Davy H said...

It's the only kind of youth to have had.

Crash Calloway said...

I think a small selection from M&TM's 'Untitled' might be called for...

Planet Mondo said...

Haven't heard this for yonks as we used to say yonks ago - Top Work.

Funnily enough - but probably inspired by the Mini MA revival. I've had a buzz for the first M&TM album at the mo' which seems to have any autumnal ambience about it.

Mick said...

Crash and PM,

I haven't got the album so I think more M&TM posts would be a great idea.