Back to his music though, and this is one of my favourite tracks by Young. This version of 'Harvest Moon', taken from his 1993 'MTV Unplugged' performance, as chilled and as easy listening as you can get:
Post by offertonhatter on Feb 27, 2015 19:14:30 GMT
Unlike last week, this is another tough one.
Yazoo? Only You is superb and Alison Moyet's voice is sublime. Paul Young? Soulful voice, however I saw him at the opening of Brannigans in Croydon back in 1997 and his voice has gone. Will Young? Not a chance! Neil Young. Great musician both solo and with Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Yello. Great synth artists, who can forget "The Race" and "Oh Yeah" The Young Rascals - Groovin' Oh and of course those epic prog rockers - Yes.
I think I will have to go with Yes, if only for this epic song, amongst others...
The YYYs are one of my favourite bands from more recent times. Kind of Blondie-meeting-Siouxsie, but with a nice blend of their own. I loved the raunchy strut of Bang on their debut EP - while, in Maps and Zero, they have produced, respectively, the best alternative love song and electro-pop single of the new century. All four albums of theirs have been consistently strong, and I sincerely hope that Karen O and the other two return soon from the ongoing hiatus that they have imposed upon themselves.
YYN were (and, I think, may still be) a refreshingly anti-style, DIY outfit from Leicester. Emerging as an antidote to New Romanticism in the mid-'80s, their bedsit psychedelia, laced with a stream of sardonic words and wit, made for 'Perfect Unpop'. Check out Bias Binding, which encapsulates all of this in around two minutes.
But, this week, and not just because today's St David's Day, my vote goes to the Welsh wonders that were Young Marble Giants - whose Colossal Youth is one of those rare albums for which it's actually (well, possibly...!) worth going back into a burning building. Combining a lilting, heavy bass with electro-acoustic backing, a cheesy drum machine and the awesome Alison Statton's fragile vocals, it adds up to a thing of great atmospheric beauty. And no home should be without that.
Post by Epworth Hatter on Mar 2, 2015 10:01:52 GMT
Yoohoo, it's Y Week...
A mention for a few y's I've dabbled with... yourcodenameis:milo yeah yeah yeahs yellowcard
But there is only one winner for me this week: Young Marble Giants. Macc has already extolled their virtues, but I will repeat that no home should be without a copy of Colossal Youth. Sheer brilliance. The two EPs are also outstanding: Final Day and Test Card EP.
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots." Einstein
Good shout on Weird Al, cf, some real belters in his back catalogue.
'Nine Coronas' a brilliant parody of The Knack's 'My Sharona', and 'Fat' a parody of Jacko's 'Bad' being two favourites of mine, the video for the latter is a brilliant take on MJ's actual 'Bad' video.
I'll jump in and say Weird Al. He's the only one who is really from anywhere near my time.
'Cause after all, this city never sleeps at night. It's time to begin, isn't it? I get a little bit bigger. But then I'll admit I'm just the same as I was, now don't you understand that I'm never changing who I am. 'It`s Time - Imagine Dragons'