Sunday, June 12, 2011

1000 SONGS - DAY 67: SONG # 95

Day 67: A Song that Reminds you of Someone

This is a song that reminds me of Steve Harley, who has been the singer of Cockney Rebel until the band split up and he started "Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel" with almost no member left but him of the original line-up; he has also been the person credited for almost every CR song. One track from the first "SH & CR" album, "The Best Years of our Lives" has been his biggest hit: "(Come up and see me) Make me Smile" already featured on that 1000 Songs non-teleological history of popular music site that this blog pretends to be since today - on DAY 14, among those 3 songs that claimed to be # 33. The song has also been interpreted as a kind of reckoning of SH with his former band-mates.
The Wedding Present, a fine English band (live) from Leeds, who have always had the talent for straightforward and to the point versions of songs we already did like but now do like even more because of their rendering of it, have done a WONDERFUL version of that one, even more british than the original recording has been. Chapeau!!!!

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