Sunday, 8 January 2012

Lazy Sunday - Dream Academy

Lazy sunday and top of the shuffle pile is the final track from the Dream Academy's debut lp. Has a neat echo of Life in a Nothern Town. Hard to think it, but the largely acoustic style with strings did feel a bit different at the time

you may dance with him all night long
live your romance out in a popular song

The Party - Dream Academy


  1. Nice to know that I'm not the only one who isn't embarrassed about Dream Academy. Why is it they were so reviled by the critics? I especially like Remembrance Days & Different Kind Of Weather. I know they had that hippy vibe, but their stuff was a pretty as anything, including Kate St. John (her oboe too!) A couple of their covers were a bit "off" (Lennon & Corgis), but I quite liked their versions of Tim Hardin's "It'll Never Happen Again", and Smiths' "Please Let Me Get What I Want". Wish they'd done more...
    Re: Earlier Big Dish/Lindsay entry... I've gotta agree with Trev's comments. Both solo albums have some lovely tunes, but lacking a tad in sonic variety. I do like the co-write "Missing" from Lloyd Cole's "Ashtrays". As for Big Dish, I've always seen them compared to LC, Deacon Blue, Go-B's etc. It took me ages to track down their stuff, and frankly I was somewhat underwhelmed.
    Speaking of the Go-B's, I've just read the book (updated?) about them, by David Nichols. Interesting but maddening as well... Wondered if you've reviewed it yet?
    Also, have you read Nileism?

    Toronto Tim

  2. Hi Tim

    I've read the Gobetweens book which I really liked although I got the imperssion that the author liked RF a hell of a lot more than GMC who he dammed a bit with faint praise. I was a tad disappointed with he Nileism book, which was good for the relationships with the Record company but suffered from having to rely on old interviews with the band.

    DA were a classic case of right songs anbd sound but wrong time. Got the feeling if they had released their stuff in the post brit pop sensitive men with acoustic guitars era they would have been massive.

    I'm sticking to my guns re Big Dish though!

  3. Glad to see you two talking; there goes the tea break!


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