TOTD #40: Inspiral Carpets – You’re So Good For Me
Does anybody out there remember the Inspiral Carpets? I fell for them back in 1990 when I first heard “This Is How It Feels” and I recall several massive live performances. They reformed for a while not too long ago, without Clint Boon (who became a crap radio DJ), but fizzled out fairly quickly. Well it seems Boon and singer Tom Hingley don’t like each other much anymore and so the band have reformed again, this time without the latter. Changing vocalist in a band generally never works and I’m not fully convinced it has here. The attached is the new single they released earlier this year and it does have the old bounce, so I’m hoping for an album soon (although preparing for possible disappointment!).
Does anybody out there remember Loudon Wainwright? Don’t worry, he’s not that good, but maybe grab a listen to “Dead Skunk” if you’re intrigued. You probably gathered that I don’t like his stuff much and that goes for the rest of his family too I’m afraid. Rufus Wainwright apparently plays baroque/operatic pop and I decided to give his latest album ‘Out Of The Game’ a good listening to. Germany’s version of Rolling Stone proclaimed that “the sheer brilliance leaves us exhausted”. Well I’m afraid their sheer ignorance leaves me exasperated. Wainwright croons his way through twelve songs that would fit neatly in the background of a film. As raw product it stinks – Bummer Album Of The Week.
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