Today's tracks all feature belting vocal performances from Scotland's answer to Tammy Wynette, Monica Queen. I'd been quite the fan of her erstwhile combo Thrum back in the day (ie 1994) and So Glad especially still sounds as fab as ever. I was a bit taken aback to learn that Thrum have only received a total of 1304 plays on Last FM when I checked earlier, though, as it would seem to imply that this band didn't make quite the sort of impact they should have. Ah well. Perhaps we can bolster that tally a bit ourselves, eh, readers?
You may or may not remember those songs, but you'll definitely know the Belle & Sebastian track, Lazy Line Painter Jane, already (probably). This remains my favourite song of theirs, chiefly because of Monica's vocals. (I was always a bit underwhelmed by the Murdoch fella's solo vocal efforts on their records, so the presence of Ms Queen on this one gives it some much needed oomph, for me.)
Anyway, I don't care what that Morrissey and his cohorts once spuriously claimed, the Queen quite obviously ain't dead, and here's the proof!
Thrum - Here I Am mp3
Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane mp3
Buy Monica Queen stuff