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Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi (1978)

June 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Quite simply the greatest achievement in Belgium’s history.

An all-time “comedy punk” classic – right up there with Jilted John’s “Jilted John” and Splodgenessabound’s “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please” .

First heard on the back of the school bus in Hong Kong, this was the first track on the never surpassed punk compilation LP “20 of Another Kind” ..

Perfect pop music!

The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (1965)

January 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Sipping a pina colada in Frankie and Benny’s this evening (I know how to live), I suddenly realised that there really cannot be a better way to ring in the new year than to put The Four Tops on constant rotation and crank up LOUD?!

One of my favourite songs by one of my favourite bands of all-time finds writers Holland-Dozier-Holland at the peak of their powers and Levi Stubbs proving again to be one of the finest vocalists Motown Records ever had.

The original single, a live version from 1965 and then a scratchy, but euphoric, version from a Christmas show on Belgian TV in 1967!

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