Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The 'S' Express

A few days ago, just before jumping into the car and hurtling non-stop down to that there London, I reached into a box buried in the front room and grabbed a bunch of CDs for the road. The box I selected happened to be full of S's and, in addition to a couple of albums each by Stereolab and Spoon, three fine debut LPs contributed to the soundtrack of our journey to, from and around the big smoke. 'Mano' by The Spinanes from 1993, 'Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot' by Sparklehorse from 1995 and 'Reckless Burning' by Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter from 2002. Here's a sample from each.



4 comments:

C said...

Hope you had good trip down to the Smoke...

Interesting selection! 'S' was always the largest section in the record shop racks I seem to remember. I wonder why so many names begin with S? A quick glance over at the S's on the CD shelves here reveals the same, from Saint Etienne to Suede and so much in between!

Singing Bear said...

Nice little compilation of tracks. Yes, 'S' always seems to be the most popular letter, doesn't it? Funny, two of my own terrible bands had names that began with 'S' - didn't make the album racks, though.

The Swede said...

Come to think of it, the only real band I was ever in, had a name beginning with 'S' too.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Great selection there TS sounds like a pleasant journey to me.

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