I am a Spill virgin and an congenitally useless when it comes to technology so apologies if this all goes wrong.
Feel free to shout at me. I’m used to it. I’m married.
I decided that, as it’s a lovely day and I need an excuse not to take any exercise I thought I try and post a couple
of “outsider” tunes that, I hope, may tickle a few people’s fancies.
I do tend to waffle on, so feel free to stop reading at any point, you won’t miss much.
I’ve been a fan of “outsider” music for a long time, I’ve always been attracted to the weird and wonderful ( hence the marriage to Ma Ubu*) and ,with the advent of computer downloads a rich seam of delights has become available for me to mine.
I’d like to share a couple of long time favourites with you.
I’ve chosen Los Punkeros- Pretty Vacant, a Spanish “knock off” version of the Sex Pistols fave which is of interest chiefly because the singer clearly didn’t speak English and , basically, just made up words that sounded right.
The second song is from Lebanon and it’s Philemon Whebe with his song Hamburger. This is a celebration of the eponymous tasty treat backed by a kind of Arabic rockabilly beat. Philemon huffs and puffs like a demon on this one making it rather special.
Lastly there’s Gen Orange with Thunderstorm. How much do I love this song ? Very much indeed. Amazingly this was the B-side to her (as far as I know) only single. A song about worldwide injustice and sharing. I love the piano on this, especially in the last minute or so when it goes into double time.
That’s all for now, folks…..except for the secret bonus track.
I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do and , depending on reaction, I may post some more.
* this is a joke , dear.