Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Three of a kind #31

Some people take music terribly seriously. Not me! I have no objections to well placed comedy sound effects within a song. Hence today's three of a kind.

Firstly The Vaselines make judicious use of a squeezy horn on lo-fi, jangle pop wonder Molly's Lips, which was apparently written about Scottish actress Molly Weir (who was in the legendary Rhentaghost).

The Vaselines - Molly's Lips mp3 (available for 7 days)

KateGoes take a novel approach to gigs. Each performance has a theme (ie. Kate Goes...Swimming, Kate Goes... And Gets Pregnant) which the band dress up for. They also had the novel idea of using what sounds like a dog's squeaky toy in a sweet love song. Marvellous!

Kate Goes - Heartbeat mp3 (available for 7 days)

Finally a series of well-timed parps and some wobbly synthesizer in the instrumental Florida Fantasy from John Barry's soundtrack of Midnight Cowboy. And to think everybody just remembers the moody harmonica from that film!

John Barry - Florida Fantasy mp3 (available for 7 days)

There are far more instruments out there than guitars - it's nice to hear people making use of them. I'm just off to dig out my ancient keyboard and utilise some of the 79 ridiculous sounds!


Kippers said...

Another fantastic pop fact there, ie the one about Molly Weir! That just makes me like that song even more now.

Nice to put a name to Florida Fantasy too. That's one of those songs that everybody knows, even if they don't always realise it!

Kippers said...

Or necessarily realise it, even. ;)