14 Played by the Bodines 1987
Now I'm pretty safe in assuming this isn't on anyone else's list. Today's post like the last one is also from 1987 and sums up what my musical spilt was. On one hand the polished pop of Deacon Blue , Danny Wilson etc and on the other the indie jangles of the wedding present and today's choice the Bodines.
Featured on /cursed by the C86 tape , there were 100s of bands like the Bodines. However , something for me just clicked. Following a straight linear route from Orange Juice with jangly guitars , lovelorn lyrics and "unique" vocal styling!
How indie are these haircuts!
Producers of one of the great indie singles Therese which could have been a follow up to Orange Juice's Felicity
Therese by the Bodines
"You scare the health out of me"
The lyrics were full of the kind of emotional angst that every healthy student needs to wallow in
William Shatner - The Bodines
Unfortunately early good press was lost when the signed to a major label and by the time the lp came out their time had come and gone
You can buy a jangletastic masterpiece here that includes the best thing they ever did the non lp single which was full of universal truths
When you think she's lonely you phone just to make sure"
Heard it All - The Bodines