New Mood on Monday

It struck me recently that my ongoing malaise may be due to the fact that I hadn’t been seeking out upbeat tunes to kick off the week for a good while now. A Catch-22 situation if you will, where I was feeling apathetic because I wasn’t on the lookout for such songs, and I wasn’t on the lookout for such songs because I was feeling apathetic. Or is that the same thing? I dunno.

Anyway, to try and rectify things, here’s one of my favourite records, which reached the giddy heights of #11 in the UK charts back in 1987. Generally considered to be a one hit wonder, it isn’t: there was a follow-up – Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Boo – which scraped into the charts at #37. Three albums got released, but other than those two singles, the band’s success can only really be measured in terms of two of their songs being used on the soundtracks of Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Point Break.

Here’s their biggest hit though, a record that still transports me back to my sixth form days whenever I hear it:

Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy

It’s still a belter, right?

More soon.