“Sometimes”, the first song from The Stranglers‘ debut album Rattus Norvegicus, was not exactly an upbeat tune but it certainly helped the album kick ass right from the get-go. The song depicts a violent argument between a guy and his girlfriend and it’s a fast-paced, dark punk track that’s well worth revisiting as it sets the tone for the band rather well.
As we wish the lovely Debbie Harry a Happy 70th Birthday, here’s a great, sadly overlooked Blondie song. “For Your Eyes Only” was almost that James Bond film’s main theme before the producers went with Sheena Easton‘s soppier take on it. It’s this version which frankly should have come out on top because this was Blondie doing a 007 track (already that’s awesome) and the band completely nailed it. The song can be found on the 1982 album The Hunter.
With a newer, more likely worse Terminator movie being released this week-end, I thought it would be fitting to include one of the better songs from the original The Terminator‘s soundtrack as today’s Song Of The Day. Linn Van Hek‘s “Intimacy” was so good, it was apparently an aphrodisiac as Sarah Connor’s roommate never stopped listening to it on her Walkman during a steamy late-night rendez-vous.
From Japanese rock band The Telephonescomes the electro-pop single “Don’t Stop The Move, Keep On Dancing!!!”, which was released back in 2013 and which boasted a playfully retro music video. The song itself is infectious and tons of fun but add to that a video that’s a genius 80’s spoof from start to finish and you’ve got yourself the most irresistible 2 minutes you’ll sit through today.
From French electro coldwave band KaS Product‘s debut album Try Out comes the single “Never Come Back”, a hypnotic synth-led, gothic track with punky, jazzy vocals. Singer Mona Soyoccan be seen rocking out and delivering a moody, sexy performance in the video below which is so 80’s, my Rubik’s Cube imploded.
In-keeping with the theme of every Friday, our Song Of The Day for today is a cover of Modest Mouse‘s “Float On” by Clones Of Clones, one of our favourite new bands. This version pays homage to Modest Mouse’s fab track yet remains very much a Clones Of Clones song, with its moodier approach. There’s also more of an electronic vibe with this cover, something which merges well with the band’s usual style.
That North Texas-based indie rock band Calla haven’t released a new album since their 2007 effort Strength In Numbers is a shame seeing as that one and Collisions were both good enough to suggest that Calla were one cool, different band to look out for. One of the best tracks from Collisions was “It Dawned On Me” and it’s our Song Of The Day for today.