The thing about not posting stuff for a while, is that you – by which I mean me – start to investigate the various playlists you – by which I mean me – have made on your iPod, and are reminded of the many series I’ve started then either forgotten about or got bored with.
So it was with today’s post, sort of. A tune came on my iPod which I figured was ripe for this series, and then when I checked I found I’d not posted anything in this series since September 2017.
This should have been an absolute shoo-in, and would have featured long ago were it not for the fact that it’s title is annoyingly close to The Divine Comedy tune I previously posted.
Mention Juliana Hatfield to most people – and I fully expect to be corrected here – and most people will think of her backing vocal work with the Lemonheads, especially on their utterly brilliant It’s A Shame About Ray album. Sure, she’s had some success solo, and as part of Blake’s Babies, but it’s here that I always think of her.
She appeared less frequently on the follow up album, Come on Feel…, but blimey when she does (and please don’t confuse her with Belinda Carlisle’s appearance) she lights the place up.
This is from her early 90s solo period, lifted from her Hey Babe album, which I can heartily recommend. I think I first heard it on a compilation CD I borrowed from the local library, and I probably borrowed it because she was on it.
It’s a song that has stayed with me ever since, upbeat yet sad, exactly how I love my records to be (generally).
No, really. I’m kind of planning to go reinvigorate all of the series that I’ve started and then dropped, including one which was interactive and way more popular than I had ever thought it could be…Check your emails, in case there’s one nestling there from me begging for help with a tune (looks sternly at one Chain Ganger he has emailed but who hasn’t replied…)
Oh no! I’ve said too much.
More soon (again)