Monday, September 12, 2005
It's Monday! And given that this week's new release schedule includes tracks from both Status Quo and Bon Jovi, it's safe to assume that it's a Monday from the past. Oh well. Keeping with this backwards looking trend, here's what we learnt from last night's Top of the Pops:-
- Fearne's scary uncle this week was Suggs, from out of Madness. Fearne was wearing a lovely dress, however, so we were continually distracted from his performance.
- Franz Ferdinand have lost their reputation for being sartorially gifted, as they now seem to be hailing Dennis the Menace as a style icon. We imagine the thought of Alex being slippered may well provide food for thought for fanz of a certain persuasion.
- Jem has decided to release Wish I, a lovely laid back summery kinda track, just as the bitter winds and freezing rains of Autumn are beginning to creep into our
green and pleasant greenland. As really good decisions go, this is probably up there with Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger's brainwave: "A poor quality student newspaper, now there's a design worth having".
- RETRO: David Bowie doing Starman. We're sticking our neck out here, but we reckon that David may well have partaken of some sort of illegal narcotic substance at some point in his life.
- The Arcade Fire sound like an angry Polyphonic Spree and look like what happens when a delivery van belonging to a vintage clothing emporium crashes into a musical instrument store. This is a good thing.
- Depeche Mode need to get Vince Clark back on board, as it really is quite easy to get enough of their new track.
- RETRO: Foo Fighters doing DOA. What? Oh, apparently this is actually a current, modern release. Who would have guessed?
- The Sugababes are back! And they've all got nice hair! Hooray!
- Oh, and the song, Push The Button, is really good as well, but the hair! The hair!
- The hair!
- RETRO: Ian Dury and the Blockheads doing Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. Isn't forced wackiness irritating?
- Pussycat Dolls may be at number one with Don't Cha, but it's safe to say that modesty isn't riding anywhere near that high in the girls' own list of virtues.