Thursday, 28 March 2013
Desert Island Discs 30 Gravity by Balloon
30 Gravity by Balloon 1992
Okay so now we are in to the serious stuff .. the top 30. To kick things off here is a genuine lost classic , hidden gem , should have been a contender.
There was a time when I seriously thought I was the only person to own this lp, until Trev from hissyfit burst that bubble on a previous post.
Ahead of its and definitely out of time, there are elements of folk , country but all skewed through a pop lens. Just as effective with catchy pop songs
Wedding Train - Balloon
as with breathtakingly fragile beauty
Frighten to Death - Balloon
I've no idea what on earth they are on about most of the time , the quirky lyrics have you grasping at meaning.
Having said that Now That The Thrill's Gone has one of my favourite love gone wrong lyric
We're taking the blame for all of out faults
And I'm calling you names like a parrot that taunts
We're running away ,when we can walk
We used to believe but not anymore
A sight for sore eyes, my eyes were sore
Photographs on a sleeve , a sleeve that you wore
Words out of me, words that were torn
There was a time I loved someone
But now there's nothing left of them at all
The whole thing is about mood and atmosphere , with layers and harmonies , acoustic and electric all weaving around each other.
I don't play it that often but when I do it always comes across as even better than I remembered
You can get Gravity here - go on its a small club but worth joining