The Word: September Now Hear This! CD
Happy Be Late For Something Day.
"The Real Eighties: The Decade That Changed Everything" is the cover story of the September issue of The Word. Billy Bragg, Martin Fry, and Simple Minds' Jim Kerr are among those interviewed about the decade.
Word has not used the occasion to make their Now Hear This CD all-80s, although I thought the "Fall On Me" on the disc might be an R.E.M. cover.
The Word: Now Hear This! Track Listing:
1. Aberfeldy - Hypnotised (available on Do Whatever Turns You On) Bouncy, fun Britpop with unusually cheeky backup singers
2. Findlay Brown - Separated By The Sea (from a forthcoming album, title TBD) Melodic, shuffling, and moody.
3. Huski - Make Me Your Picture
4. Tom Petty - Down South
5. Susanna And The Magical Orchestra - Love Will Tear Us Apart
6. Guy Clark - Out In The Parkin' Lot
7. Barry Adamson - Who Killed Big Bird? (available on Stranger On The Sofa) Fast-paced, funky, infectious jazz.
8. Piney Gir - I Don't Know Why I Feel Like Cryin' But I Do
9. Jawbone - Chug A Lug
10. Pulp - Sorted For Es and Wizz
11. Grandadbob - Come With Me (from A Garden Of Happiness, out Sept. 18 in the U.K.) Snappy electropop.
12. Jane Taylor - Fall On Me
13. Bonobo - Nightlite (from Days To Come, available Oct. 2 in the UK, Oct. 31 in the U.S. and Canada.) Trip-hop reminiscent of early Morcheeba, with vocals by Bajka
14. P.F. Sloan (With Frank Black And Buddy Miller) - Eve Of Destruction
15. The Bhutan Philharmonic Feat. Sipra Bose - Snakecharmer