Friday, 28 May 2010

Sleeping Lions


The band appears to be trying too hard to look different but it’s what’s on the grooves that counts, right? This is one of those difficult to define records – they seem to be trying to create their own genre. The vocals and music have an oriental feel and the production is distinctly 80s. I suppose maybe you could dance to it (I can’t). Just give it a listen – you’ll love or hate it.

Sleeping Lions - Wonderful You Are (1982)

Sleeping Lions also made one of the best club records of the early 80s which I’ve been trying to get hold of for years. It’s called Sound of My Heart and you can hear it here.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Nice try - goodbye

I bought a handful of 12-inch singles from a charity shop a few weeks back, presumably all donated by the same person because they were all from the same era and of a similar style. There was actually about a dozen of them but they wanted £1.75 each (a lot for one of these establishments) and I had gone in there with the intention of spending up to £10 and I’m not an impulse buy sort of person. All right, I admit it, I’m tight. The thing is I went back a week later to get the remainder and of course they were gone and I was pissed off.

Anyway, this is the pick of the ones I bought. Paul Hardcastle was a bit of a keyboard wiz but couldn’t sing so he gave us that N-N-N-N-Nineteen nonsense. Getting Carol Kenyon in to sing a proper song was a much better idea - just ask Heaven 17.

Paul Hardcastle - Don’t Waste My Time (New Extended Version) (1985)
Featuring Carol Kenyon

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Picture post

I took this picture this morning in Pirbright. The sign next to it reads: “The Gruffalo was created in order to advertise the Village Open Day and Scarecrow Festival on Saturday 12 June.” Don’t know about you but I’m impressed.

Might upload a song to go with it later. What do you reckon – Pink Floyd’s Scarecrow?

Friday, 21 May 2010

Sunset

Another lazy post I’m afraid.

I took this picture last Monday in the park at the other end of my road. That’s one of my boys on the horizon. I also had another son and a dog with me and they’re probably somewhere in the shadows.

Moody Blues – The Sun Set
A wonderful prog/pop/psych hybrid. I love the sound of the mellotron and the undisputed master is Mike Pinder of the Moodies.

Heaven 17 – Sunset Now
From their ‘Best of’ CD. When I get the chance I’ll replace it with a rip of the 12-inch single.

In totally unrelated news my car was covered in ash this morning and the kids were herded straight into their classrooms because of this.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

My first Youtube upload

I've made a little Sgt. Rock video using the pictures I posted a few weeks ago.