I Had Dreams When I Was Your Age

Back to yesterday’s postees Wendy and Lisa (as drawn by comic artist Jaime Hernandez, thus cleverly tying in with the post about comics earlier this week). Wendy and Lisa escaped from Prince’s sticky clutches in 1987, fed up with the way The Revolution were changing (too male, too macho, not enough credit). Staring At The Sun is a piece of summer-y, slightly psychedelic pop that could only have been made in 1990- just listen to those drums- and it appeared on their Eroica album. If truth be told I prefer the remix from The Orb but this has a good groove, a nice chunky guitar riff and cracking vocals.

Staring At The Sun

I’ll probably get shot down for this but I never much cared for Prince- I don’t dispute the man’s way with a tune early on, Purple Rain and When Doves Cry are, y’know, pretty good and I did like Sign Of the Times (the song), and Cream and Get Off are alright but…there’s something that put me off way back and I could never get past it. I don’t believe I own anything by him other than a couple of 7″ singles that I must have been given at some point.

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Spanish Castles

Listening and posting that Orb remix of Lisa Stansfield at the start of the week (available on Aubrey’s Excursions Two, which is full of great remixes of a wide variety of folk) led me back to the first Aubrey Mixes album- The Aubrey Mixes: The Ultraworld Excursions. It was released and deleted on the same day (December 14th 1991) and has six different mixes of Orb tracks from their golden period, all of which are worth your time. The cd version had a seventh track…

Spanish Castles In Space (Extended Youth Remix)

Some very bad blog management to report- I’ve exceeded my Boxnet bandwidth with a third of the month to go and 4 Shared suspended my account a while ago. I’ve gone back to Mediafire for the time being which caused some people a few problems last time. Let me know.

And there’s this as well from the Aubrey Versions Two album, a remix of Wendy and Lisa- a stunning slice of blissed out, woozy dub pop. Earworm.