122 - Giant by the Woodentops 1986
Nowadays indie music you could dance to or manic drumming, quirky and complex rhythms and acoustic strumming doesn't really raise much of an eyebrow.
However when this came out it genuinely felt a bit different.
This is one on the list (and there will be many) where it probably isn't one of he best 125 lps I own but it is certainly one of my favourites. I don't play it that often but when a track comes on shuffle , I cant help but smile and feel a strange twitching in my arms and legs.
The scene is set with the opening charge of Get it On ( including an organ sound that the Inspiral Carpets would make their own). From then on it is a perfect pop rush , a bit scuffed round the edges and of an age maybe , but a rush just the same
The song titles lifted from classics - Get it On , Shout , Good Thing , Love Train show a great naivety in making those titles their own and a healthy disregard for pop history. Before I get too navel gazing and attributing deeper meaning than exists here is the opening track and flavour of their live performance
Get it On - Woodentops
the lp goes for silly money but you can get it as a download here for a more realistic price