Eclectic Mainline 15th December 2010

After all these years of thinking Blue Monday included the line “Icon and shallow bay” I finally realised tonight, when listening to The Jolly Boys‘ version, what the actual line is – “I can and shall obey“!

Also on the topic of cover versions, I also think it’s worth including here Robert Wyatt‘s words in describing his cover of What A Wonderful World:
Our ‘Wonderful World’ is not sarcastic, ironic or even just sentimental.  It’s Social Realism: not the WHOLE truth, but nevertheless The Truth.

Usually by mid-December I would have stuck in the odd festive tune, and would be reviewing the past 12 months.  But this year, well, I’m just getting on with the business of playing new releases, such as these from tonight:

15th December 2010
Twin Sister – “All Around And Away We Go” (single) (Double Six)
The Heavy – “That Kind Of Man 1.1.” (“How You Like Me Now? EP”) (Counter)
Ensemble – “Imprints” (LP – “Excerpts”) (Fat Cat)
Tu Fawning – “I Know You Now” (single) (City Slang)
Gruff Rhys – “Shark Ridden Waters” (single) (Turnstile)
Ike & Tina Turner – “Get Back” (LP – “Ike & Tina Turner Sing Great Rock & Pop Classics”) (SPV Yellow)
Lol – “Squeeze Me” (single) (Nonplus+)
Frank Turner – “I Still Believe” (“Rock & Roll” EP) (Extra Mile)
Igor Boxx – “Fear Of A Red Planet” (LP – “Breslau”) (Ninja Tune)
Dirty Projectors – “As I Went Out One Morning” (single and LP – “No Intention + Bitte Orca (Expanded Edition)” (Domino)
Caitlin Rose – “Learning To Ride” (single and LP – “Own Side Now”) (Names)
Chief – “The Minute I Saw It” (single and LP – “Modern Rituals”) (Domino)
Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards – “All The Trying” (single)
The Jolly Boys featuring Albert Minott – “Blue Monday” (LP – “Great Expectations”)
Wyatt / Atzmon / Stephen – “What A Wonderful World” (single and LP – “……….For The Ghost Within”) (Domino)