Thursday, 6 May 2010

We love love love love all your money

If you'd have asked me two decades ago (let's assume for a second that you'd have been aware of my existence two decades ago) what my favourite song of all time was, I'd have nominated Jocelyn Square by Love & Money. Sure, it's slick and smooth and very polished in that late-eighties guitar-pop-funk way, but I've always had a soft spot for it, and it still sounds great to my ears even now. Beautiful lyrics too. When I was 18 I thought lines like: "Sometimes you don't know something's open till it shuts / I loved you so much, I hated your guts", were the very epitome of profundity. It still rankles a bit that this missed out on the top 40 as well (it stalled at #51, and the band never did manage a proper UK chart hit). I know, I really ought to learn to let these things go.



(Sadly there's no accompanying mp3 today as I couldn't get the bastard computer to recognise the CD when I popped it in to try to burn the song; my P.C. has an annoying habit of rejecting any CD more than about five years old. Which is most of my collection if I'm honest. Git.)

11 comments:

EuropeCrazy said...

No you don't need to let it go, and don't even think about it! There was so much good music around at that time in the 80s which never got the airplay or the recognition it deserved - so it's good that you and many others are still keeping it alive in blog-land.

I love "Jocelyn Square" too! "Strange Kind of Love" was a massive favourite of mine, as was "Hallelujah Man", by the way :)

Keep on keeping on :)

Xanthi said...

I love this song!

Kippers said...

Cheers, people! It's good to know I'm not alone in my love for this song!

Anonymous said...

Here ya go folks. Sorry it's an AAC rather than MP3. Only noticed as it was uploading!

Simon

Anonymous said...

The link would help. Doh!

http://www.box.net/shared/80kg96lo2e

Soz!

Kippers said...

Cheers Simon!

Anonymous said...

I can upload the rest if you'd like?

Simon

Anonymous said...

Failing that, the album was re-issued earlier in the year, so you can buy it again!

Simon

Kippers said...

May well do that - thanks again mate!

Anonymous said...

I've re-ripped the whole CD in MP3 and will upload it in the small hours when t'internet is quieter. Link to follow.

Simon

Anonymous said...

Whole album should be here now (other link deleted)

http://www.box.net/shared/lqgxc5sc78

Simon