Monday, 13 December 2010
Monday Moments - Demon Days
I've written before about how much I love the Gobetweens who were the ultimate should have been bigger than the Beatles band. The sudden death of Grant McLennan came as such a shock and had a much bigger impact on me than that of any other musician.
In Robert Forster first solo lp following Grant McLennan's death he recorded 3 partly written songs that Grant was working on for the next Gobetween's album.
One of these Demon Days was the last song he played Robert before he died. A fact that makes it difficult to judge the song purely on merit. Even so it is classic Mclennan, a simple melody drenched in a wistful melancholic longing.
My monday moment is tied up in his death and the understated way that Robert Forster delivers the vocal and the resigned "somethings not right , somethings gone wrong"
I imagine when he plays this live there isnt a dry eye in the house
Demon Days - Robert Forster
You can buy the Evangelist here