Stanley Clarke, George Duke – Louie Louie
WARNING! This earworm has hidden properties – namely:
(i) A grappling hook attachment. It WILL get hold of you, and pull your head round to face your speakers.
(ii) Superglue on its base (sic). It won’t let go, and any attempt to remove it will leave a hole where it was a second ago.
(iii) Itching powder on its keys. Just try sitting still once you’ve opened it up – IT’S IMPOSSIBLE.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to find a barber that can turn my middle-aged fat whitey skinhead into a beautiful dark full afro!! – darceysdad
King Crimson – Dangerous Curves
OK I know, they have been around since the 60′s in one form or another and will forever be tagged as “Prog Rockers“. But for me Robert Fripp has, without doubt, been responsible for more innovation in music than any other musician over the same period. This track, taken from the 2003 album “The Power to Believe” could be called ‘Fripp’s Bolero‘. It starts very quietly and then introduces a single theme that follows throughout the piece.
It builds up and then falls back and starts again more powerfully, coming to a crashing crescendo and tailing off on a single held note. A tremendously strong, staccato piece of music to be played loud. – bluepeter
Mecano – Una Rosa Es Una Rosa
Time for my hardcore flamenco cred to take a battering! A pseudo flamenco rumba in the company of Spain’s best pop group of the late eighties/early nineties. The ambiguity – Ana Torroja sings a lyric written from the male point of view – just adds to my enjoyment of this admittedly lightweight but undeniably well constructed piece of flamenco pop fluff. – makinavaja
Joe Ely – She Never Spoke Spanish to Me
I have plenty of Joe Ely stuff on vinyl, but this week I picked up “The Best Of Joe Ely” on CD. It has some of his better known things like “Fingernails” and “Boxcars” which are great, but this one keeps going over and over in my head ever since I heard it and is one of the few tracks I didn’t have on vinyl. (Who said CDs are a marketing ploy to make us buy our record collection again?) – rockingmitch
Count Basie – One O’Clock Jump
Earworms surely predate our era as I hope this little gem will demonstrate. I love how the whole orchestra takes a turn at a bit of improv before finally arriving at the signature phrasing in the last 30 seconds. My late Uncle would sometimes just turn out of nowhere & blast out his horn section imitation of this just for the pure joy of it. Did it right to the end he did.- fintan
Los Lobos – Jupiter or The Moon
When you’re coming up on 35 years together, why trot out a ‘keep the franchise going’ album like their new Tin Can Trust? Jupiter, my standout, sounds more like Latin Playboys, the side project that freed Hidalgo and Perez from the weight of being ‘The Los Lobos’. The Wolf has survived but his fur is grey and he’s lost most of his teeth. – tincanman
New submissions needed! Take the plunge folks! There must be something – lightweight, mainstream, profound or willfully obscure lodged in your ear! The ‘Spill Q-tip is here at hand. We can help, believe me. Send it in and get it out into the open! email@example.com
EDIT: A number of ‘Spillers have been asking if there is a record kept of submissions that have been used so far. I have been keeping a record during my brief tenure and aim to add the Tin weeks to the document over the coming weekend. I will add a link at the end of each week’s post so that you can check that your intended submissions have not already appeared. More than one of us – yes, me included – has recently asked (themselves in my case!) whether or not they had already sent in certain tunes! I hope you will find this useful.
HERE’S a link to what I’ve put together so far – let me know if this is useful, please