Thursday, April 9, 2009


We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals

An angry tribute to a dying Industrial Tyneside - valid for anyone in a crap situation (A favourite in Vietnam). One I enjoyed first time around.

A Certain Romance - Arctic Monkeys
Sheffield -kids 'scrap with pool cues in their hands' for whom 'there's only music so there's new ringtones'

Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

'a place of perfection in childhood where nothing needs explanation' This is contrasted with Lennon in adulthood - 'nothing is real' Psychedelia as desolation

Station Approach - Elbow

Coming home to Manchester - summing up the sense of relief we Northerners feel on stepping from the train onto Piccadilly

Coles Corner - Richard Hawley

The corner of Fargate and Church Street in Sheffield - meeting place for lovers. 'I've been stood up before' 'It's not nice. You feel like a right lemon'

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