The Lights On The Goodyear Blimp

The Goodyear blimp has been circling above Manchester for the last couple of weeks. I’ve no idea why it’s with us but I like seeing it up there. And it reminds me of this early 90s gangsta rap song from Ice Cube. Blimp can only rhyme with one thing for Mr Cube can’t it? This posting also contains scenes of a sexual nature, mild peril, heavy weaponry and a very funky Isley Brothers sample.



The Isley Brothers’ Behind A Painted Smile- joyous, guitar led soul with wonderful vocals from 1968. It does that 60s happy/sad thing as well as any other northern soul record from that time. In an interview last year Johnny Marr said this was a huge influence on him and Morrissey when The Smiths started. That Isley guitar line could easily fit on This Charming Man.

Behind A Painted Smile.mp3