Just like me and homework, this post is a day late getting delivered.
It’s also probably going to be longer than most of the essays I handed in during my school years.
Ask most people to name a song by Semisonic, and I’d say that probably 99% of those who were able to, would say Secret Smile.
They probably wouldn’t plump for the follow-up single which I’m featuring today, which was released two years after the aforementioned smasheroo, but reached the dizzy heights of #35 in the UK, and #39 in the US. As far as I can glean, it was their last single.
And just like Girls Aloud’s Biology isn’t really about biology lessons, so Semisonic’s Chemistry isn’t really about chemistry lessons. In case you’re unclear, the cover for the accompanying album All About Chemistry gives you a not too subtle clue:
I don’t have any anecdotes to impart about Chemistry lessons, except that we used to call our chemistry teacher Mr Sutcliffe, because he had hair and a beard a bit like The Yorkshire Ripper.
Kids can be cruel, can’t they?