Here’s another where I can’t really explain myself – I’m really a big fan of Robyn Hitchcock, I continue to check out his material (mostly great) and I have a few favourite albums by him. And yet the band he was in, The Soft Boys, has sat neglected – I had a compilation album and I played it once or twice, probably liked it but never returned to it – forgot about it, gave it away, wasn’t fussed at the time I guess.
Weird that I didn’t follow up though – the connection of him, liking his music, that should have been enough to want to know about the band he came up in. Well, fortunately for me, many years on I decide to try Underwater Moonlight – and only because of this silly challenge that has me going through this silly book (it’s been great, no idea why I said silly…)
Shit, this is such a great album. Great album cover. Great, great songs. I love that music has no deadline. You find stuff. You dig it. Finally you get to it and it makes sense, feels eerily familiar immediately. This and the Japan album are among the greatest things this book has introduced me to.
I’m going through the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and playing all of the albums I haven’t (previously) heard. It’s a pointless goal, but it’s my goal…