1: Soulsavers (ft Dave Gahan) – Take Me Back Home ~ DarceysDad
I know, I know, it’s new and shouldn’t be here. [It’s ancient history now. It’s been in the wormbank for months. Ed.] But when you find yourself still singing a song even after your loved ones have repeatedly pleaded with you to shut up, it surely qualifies as a ‘worm, no? Soulsavers recycle Mark Lanegan into Dave Gahan, and recycle 2007’s “Revival” into 2012’s “Take Me Back Home”.
2: Ewan McColl – Looking For A Job ~ Tincanman
This and Splodgenessabounds’ two pints of lager are the epitome of desperation songs. They exist. I can see them. Right over there, how hard can it be?
3: Johnny Caswell – You Don’t Love Me Anymore – bishbosh
I love discovering new (to me) Northern Soul stompers. This is my latest find and I can’t stop listening to it. I’m sure a record with this sad a lyric shouldn’t be so cheerful-sounding, but it’s so damn infectious, I sure ain’t complaining!
4: Supersister – She Was Naked (1970) – SweetHomeAlabama
“She looked like instant pudding and it was the cream of the commercial increase.” Say what?! Firstly, I’ve been delving into Dutch pop and rock of this era and some artist-title combinations just jump off the page and call out for a listen. Not exactly what I expected – a four-man group from Den Haag – but amazing in it’s own way. Starts off with a mellow flute-y vaguely-Pink Floyd sound, and then halfway through abruptly kicks into high gear with a sound like some unholy mashup of Led Zep, Steppenwolf, Type O Negative, and Jethro Tull.
5: Sam Amidon – Tribulation ~ Mnemonic
Pretty much everything Sam Amidon does is an earworm for me but this one in particular because for so long I’d only heard him play it live. It’s on an obscure indie label from a few years back and it took time to track down.
6: Tommy Cooper – Don’t Jump Off The Roof, Dad ~ Pairubu
Bless ! O.K it’s a stupid “comedy” song but the line “Just go to the park, Dad, there you can jump in the lake” is wonderful. I can hear my own daughter saying that !
The Word From Worminster Village From a recent comment, I’ve a suspicion that some of you may have the impression that I temporarily “banned” Americana worms. I’d like to clarify that there was at one time a huge imbalance in the wormbank and I did ask for worms from other genres to add variety to the playlists and noted that I had loads of Americana ones. I can’t recall exactly what I said/wrote to whom. I am sincerely sorry that I have been so clumsy in expressing myself that anyone would feel that songs/tunes from ANY genre were unwelcome. I would like to make it clear that all worms are gladly and gratefully received.
In fact, worm stocks will be dangerously low after Christmas so I would appreciate some contributions in the next couple of months to start 2013 rocking and rolling. Yay! Sx
A big Thank You to everyone who contributed worms to this playlist or has sent them in to the wormbank. Please 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.