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Belle and Sebastian – Stars of Track and Field (1996)

Relevant, timely and popular are just three terms that are rarely used when describing this blog. However, tonight, I might just tick two of those boxes …

On the evening of the annual Sports Personality of the Year awards on the BBC and in the week in which German investigative reporters appear to have uncovered evidence of the mass use of performance enhancing drugs by Russian athletes, what could be more relevant than Belle and Sebastian’s superb “Stars of Track and Field”. “Nothing”, I hear you cry. Exactly.

To be absolutely frank, this track isn’t my all-time favourite by Belle and Sebastian; indeed, it’s not the best song on the classic LP If You’re Feeling Sinister. However, for these lyrics alone, it warrants a place in the bestmusicofalltime!

You liberated
A boy I never rated
And now he’s throwing discus
For Liverpool and Widnes

The original from If You’re Feeling Sinister …..

 

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