Today’s pop pick: Echo and the Bunnymen – ‘Bring On The Dancing Horses’
That repeating one-note phrase! That harp! Duke McCool’s voice! That ethnic flute/pipes sound that got used a lot around then (research tells me it’s a Shakuhachi!)!
I got into this lot when I would listen to my brother’s copy of ‘Ocean Rain’. Then this came out and it was a legit hit. For some reason I remember it playing on the radio while my bro worked on his go-kart in the garage. Then of course thanks to Robin, the KLF and that episode of Rock Family Trees I got into the whole Liverpool/Eric’s scene from around 1980. Still into it all now.
Today’s nomination: Aforementioned bro Simon Petty