This week, at DarceysDad‘s suggestion, you might like to have a little fun guessing who submitted each of these worms.
Wormers, you know your own but you will need to comment on them otherwise you will give yourself away – and if you would like to pop back before Sunday morning to identify yourselves, please do so, or I’ll do the big reveal on Sunday afternoon.
There will be lovely Spill Points for the person(s) with the highest number of correct guesses.
1: The Distortions – Behind My Wall ~ ?
A group that endured in one lineup or another until the late 1970s. This was their closest to a national hit, on a major label. A departure from their garage rock style, this was twee psychedelic pop with faux Brit accents.
2: The Pogues – I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day ~ ?
Oh, I love Shane singing in the Pogues as much as the next non-Irish person might; but this one – with Cait O’Riordan taking lead vocals – is a special treat from Rum, Sodomy and the Lash (as far as I know it’s never been anthologised). With a voice that is clear, sweet and decidely feminine, Cait declares herself to be “Jock Stewart”, the eponymous rare fellow. And you believe her. She *is* Jock – generous, charming… but could you trust him?
3: Rita Pavone – Heart ~ ?
Rita Pavone’s 45 was in a box I was going through and I remembered I loved it and still do.
4: Breathe – Hands To Heaven ~ ?
Here’s the song that ISN’T Fiction Factory’s Feels Like Heaven, but which fights for the same memory space in my head whenever FF are mentioned, making it an ‘earworm par excellence‘! And yes, despite it being complete treacle, I like it!
This is a NYC teen I rap with (go me, huh?) who has more musical ideas than the rest of us put together. He makes Common seem, well, Common. It’s a kid doing stuff from his bedroom who has no clue how good he is.
5: BlaZe – Autumn, Winter, Spring ~ ?
A young man making music who has no idea how good he is.
6: Pink Floyd = The Crying Song ~ ?
Neither psychedelic Syd nor grumpy Roger, this is an example of Pink Floyd’s softer side. This song gets lodged in my head from time to time, I was making a compilation for a friend who wasn’t very familiar with the band and thought it showed a different aspect of their sound.
A big Thank You to everyone who contributed worms to this playlist and/or sent them to the wormbank. Do you have more to share? Send your juiciest worms plus a line or two per song on how you got hooked: to either firstname.lastname@example.org or a wormhole near you. Thank you.