I Am the Mouth

The issues with posting mp3 links which caused me a problem with this week’s “This is Pop” thread seem to have reappeared, so this weeks’ edition of “The Chain” is going to be delayed, I’m afraid. It sorted itself out last time, so “The Chain” will appear soon enough. In the meantime, to fill the void, I’ve already written all of this week’s posts, so I’ll start posting them a little early.

There’s much to love about The Charlatans, so it’s slightly odd that more often than not the tune by them that gets played out is their first Top 10 single “The Only One I Know” from way back in 1990, or their biggest hits, both from 1996, “One to Another” and “North Country Boy”.

It’s the song which they always close their live set with which gets the thumbs up from me; originally released as a single in 1991, this is the US version which popped on the B-Side of “Weirdo” a year later:

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The Charlatans – Sproston Green (US Version)

Majestic.

More soon.

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2 thoughts on “I Am the Mouth”

  1. Love Sproston Green. A note for the A-side too, which surely has one of the great intros of the 90s, so distinctive that when a mate once described a song he’d heard on the radio (this was in 2015) that began “chugga-chugga-chaaah, chugga-chugga-chaaah” that he liked but couldn’t identify, I was able to immediately point him in Weirdo’s direction.

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