Amateurism

Leo Walton

Léonie ‎– Lennon

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This is without doubt my favourite record of the moment. And it's Friday, so I want to share it with you all.

1972. Léonie. 'Lennon'. 

I LOVE the way the record builds, and the second half is just perfection to my ears. The way John's vocals come in is pure brilliance.

I'm a dreamer too - I hope you like it as much as I do x

Orange Juice - I Can't Help Myself

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This may be pointing out the really bloody obvious, but I love discovering music i've never heard before. This one by Edwyn Collins' former band Orange Juice was heard - and enthusiastically danced to - over the Port Eliot weekend and has been played everyday since.

I have to admit, my knowledge of Orange Juice is pretty light, but now i'm tuned in, i'm ready for more discovery... What a great party record!!

"Just like The Four Tops..."

Trio - Da Da Da (Version Originale Anglaise)

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Just another example to prove my much broadcasted opinion that 1982 was the golden year for unusual pop music. This little ditty from the German band Trio is a strange mix of clashing elements that simply shouldn't work, but it's carried out with such pizazz that (to me) its the very definition of vibes.

In review: A relentless casio-influenced bleeping groove gives the backbone to Stephan Remmler's droll but brilliant "Da, Da, Da" vocal. Combine that with just the right amount of off-kilter breakdowns, uplifting guitar licks and the truly tropical piano chords that are used with wonderful restraint, and quite simply, you have an AMATEURISM HIT.

"Ich lieb' dich nicht du lebst mich nicht" 5/5