Saturday, 19 January 2013
Desert Island Discs 64 Planet Fabulous by Something Happens
64 Planet Fabulous by Something Happens 1994
Something Happens pretty much follow the same criteria and pattern as The Fat Lady Sings except for a much worse dress sense and lp cover designs.
It could have been 2nd lp Stuck Together With Gods Glue which has the big pop tunes, but instead I've gone for the mellower final lp Planet Fabulous. ( The 3rd was for some reason a real stinker).
There are still some big sing along moments in the title track and 70s Wedding .. "where the music is crap and the clothes do your head in"
However the lp is mainly made up of quirky songs that sit around the 2 1/2 mins mark. As a result it can be a bit of a hotch potch of styles , with songs often leaving you wanting an extra verse.
Wind's Future Wife by Something Happens
They certainly doesn't push any boundaries and for me it is pure comfort food music but I love the sense of melancholy that runs through all their songs
Here Comes the Soldiers by Something Happens
I read everything that you wrote and it seemed like you were living my life much better than I was
Planet fabulous is a tad rare but there is a best of out there that you can get very cheaply here which has a lot of great stuff on it. A shame about the bland name as it was originally called "The Beatings Will Continue until Morale Improves" - until I assume the record company thought enough was enough