Music Mondays: Way Too Fast, Active Child

File under: songs I’ve had for ages and only just caught on are really good.

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The Guns of Brixton, Three Ways

One of my favourite Clash songs, remixed in three directions– a rough-around-the-edges Balkan number from Oncle Strongle, a jazzy twist from Nouvelle Vague, and finally, covered by Jimmy Cliff, the actor who originally played the “Ivan at the end of The Harder They Come” mentioned in the song.

Music Mondays: Editors, The Sting

So, Editors. Easily makes my top ten bands list, which I should probably blog sometime! If you love slaughteringly good vocals and ominous moods with a side of excellent poetry, do yourself a solid and listen, listen, listen to this band. Anyways, it’s really nice when a band you love releases an album and you are on the ball enough to catch it at the time of release, but I’m totally not on the ball with these things anymore. So I get the next best thing, which is finding out about a new release way way later?

If you listen to this song and like it (i.e. you are sane), here’s another of my favourites, Bricks and Mortar.