So true... originally I had Viva Hate but not the singles... I remember around 1990 trying to track down the Suedehead and EILS singles to finally hear the b-sides. No new or used record store still had them and I finally had to have them special ordered (of course this was before we could shop online). All told it probably took about a month before I had the singles and could hear the songs. Of course these songs are gems but all that work to get them made me truly appreciate them. So different from the instant access world of today.A lovely little song and it certainly wouldn't have been out of place had it appeared on Bona Drag. That said, songs like this and Sister, I'm a Poet seemed even more special because you had to search a bit harder to find them.
I like that phrase "common as muck". First time I've heard it.I do know myself. I do know that I've come from a working class background. I do know how my dad couldn't bear hearing shit from lah de Dah people. I know I'm common as muck. That's my strength. I'm a lot stronger than you'd give me credit for.
This. That’s what a lot of people don’t get about b-sides. Some of them might be even better than some album tracks, but the fact they’re kind of hidden away, and that the ones who find them are mostly hardcore fans, make them even more special.
If I want to troll, I will do. It's what I've always done. Even when I used to be allowed to go out and about I still trolled. I need attention. Its sad but its what I do. But you know what? People can't label you as one thing or the other. What have people to say when I admit that I'm lonely and looking for a response? Nothing. They know what I'm up to.
Yes, an absolute gem - if you can strum a stringed instrument, you will never tire of playing this song (D, Em, A, Bm and G).
Which brings me on to... a bit more credit for its composer, please!
Mr Stephen Brian Street.
And the arrangement is sublime - just two acoustic guitars and a violin.