I Am The Mouth

Over to that mythical Indie/80s disco now, where every record is a stone cold classic that you’ve rarely, if ever, heard played out before; sometimes over-looked in preference of either more popular tunes by the same act or, as with today’s selections, by an Indie band that I’ve just never heard played out. Ever.

Which, given that they formed in 1992, and are from Wales, where I lived for twenty years until 2008 during which time I went to many, many Indie nights, and are renowned for having a bit of an obsession with the Ramones, is quite surprising

Here, then, are a couple of Christmas crackers from Helen Love. The first sounds like it should be a cover version, but isn’t, even if it does have a bit of M/A/R/R/S’ “Pump Up The Volume” chucked in for good measure (and it may just be my favourite Christmas record ever); the other most definitely is, and this time has a bit of ABBA’s “Super Trouper” lobbed in to up the kitsch levels:

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Helen Love – Hark The Herald Angels

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Helen Love – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)

Bloomin’ marvellous, aren’t they? (Apologies the sound quality on the second one is so shonky.)

Oh go on then, you may as well have the original of that one too:

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Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)

More soon.

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