Sunday, 19 September 2010
Lazy Sunday - Blancmange
Another Lazy Sunday and top of the shuffle pile is a bit of early 80s electropop. Blancmange basically seemed to have 2 gears, the ranting David Byrne of Living on the Ceiling . Blind Vision etc and the slow melancholy of Waves. This is one of the 2nd gear songs. That isn't a criticism as I like both types of song and it seems a shame they have turned out to be a bit of a footnote of those early synth duos, although for some reason they really irked Julian Cope who has a great rant about them in his autobiography "Head On"
What I like about it is as ever Neil Arthur's voice which hide the fact that the words ironically in this case don't add up to much
I've Seen the Word - Blancmange