1: Tony Mascolo – Night Wind ~ SweetHomeAlabama
A little intro is in order This one sounds like some lost nugget from an early-80s Roxy Music album.
2: Pulp – Razzmatazz ~ bishbosh
I remember buying Pulp’s “Intro” album (on cassette, natch) in about 1994, having never heard anything by them but having read a rapturous review somewhere (probably the NME). The two tracks that stood out for me were “Babies” (later resurrected for “His ‘n’ Hers”) and this. Gotta love a lyric that opens with a mordant couplet about incest, haven’t you? Haven’t you? Oh…
3: Hello Saferide – I Wonder Who Is Like This One ~ Barbryn
“People are like songs,” sings Swedish songwriter Annika Norlin. And when she compares someone to “God Only Knows”, you know exactly how she feels. So, what song are you like?
4: Olivia Chaney – Daddy Oh, I’m Hoovering ~ Severin
Infuriatingly the very talented Olivia Chaney has yet to venture into a studio on her own behalf. She did, however, take part in a CD project organised by Concerto Caledonia. A classical/folkie recording made in one afternoon. This self-written song would be worth posting for the title alone, which refers to only cleaning your flat if a pretty boy is coming round. It does also feature the line “Woke up with bruises on my legs, bad circulation, he said”. Ah, romance!
5: Alan Hull – United States of Mind ~ AliMunday
Here is a song by Alan Hull which appeared on the album ‘Pipe Dream’, circa 1973. I used to have the album which had a Magritte-style picture on the cover, of a man with his nose in a pipe (a play on “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”, I guess). Anyway, I digress, I had forgotten about this song but it popped into my head today, and I still really like it.
6: Nacho – Forbidden Nectar ~ Tincanman
I DO know it’s terrible. You’re singing it though, aren’t you? With the accent. Before you deny it, “remember that I can rupture intestines with the flexing of my thigh”.
7: Jason Segal, Amy Adams et al, Life’s A Happy Song – Abahachi
Here’s the video (trailer only)
A classic earworm, insofar as I can’t get the chorus out of my head. I would say that anyone who doesn’t love The Muppets has no soul, but since that includes Mrs Abahachi… Just be thankful that I didn’t send in their barbershop version of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’…
A big Thank You to everyone who has send in these and other songs. If you have more, yes 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.