Friday, May 27, 2016

Song(s) of the Day # 859 The Woodentops

'Anyone sane living in this world will realise on hearing 'Plenty' that The Woodentops bring with them a new age of enlightenment.' Morrissey, Melody Maker, 1984

No Woodentops on here so far, which is a misstep. Here's their debut single which was much loved by Morrissey. He made it single of the week in Melody Maker back in 1984, hired the band on that basis and then sacked them on a misunderstanding that he was nearly killed in a near miss road accident. Who knows the truth of this anecdote is, but it's a good one.Giant, the first and best Woodentops album, released on the same day as The Queen is Dead will be reviewed on here at some point to tell the whole story.

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