Tuesday, August 22, 2006
A Touch of Brass
The June Brides- Every Conversation
The trumpet can also make a song sound majestic, 'Lazarus' by The Boo Radleys springs to mind but 'Fanfare' by Eric Matthews really hits the maximum grandiosity button helped by the trumpet.
Eric Matthews- Fanfare
For an ambitious songwriter like XTC's Andy Partridge a bit of trumpet will take the song to the Planet Jazz, in this case it's a Midi Trumpet played by Mark Isham. Partridge is a jazz fan and the angular chord structures combine well with his pop sensibility.
XTC- Miniature Sun
I could have picked some Pale Fountains, Dexys, Teardrops or David Sylvian for this post as they all do the trumpet thing in a variety of ways. Hats off to the trumpet.
Every Conversation- The Story of the June Brides
Eric Matthews- It's Heavy In Here
The essential Oranges and Lemons by XTC
Ah! The June Brides - superb band - your Athlete-based faux-pas is forgiven! It was a great honour for me that Phil Wilson came to the last Hibbett gig we did in Brixton. A lovely bloke who was genuinely embarassed by my fawning!
Eric Mathews Fanfare - very well done & ta to Mark Radcliffe for playing it in 95/96 as well. Ed The Falling Leaves.
crikey - from the sublime to the ridiculous in one post. Eric Matthews' "Fanfare" is one of the rare occasions where a song from back in the day that you have fond memories of actually IS as good as you thought. fantastic stuff.
but i know you only put that MIDI trumpet monstrosity on here just to wind me up. good lord, that am a dreadful thing. can't hear that track without my ears crying.
you made my ears cry, marc-o.
why would you do that?
sounds like a chase-sequence from "Eldorado" or "Triangle". or "Ceefax" music.
I detect the dread hand of Ronnie Hazelhurst.
That XTC song is utter tosh.
Utter tosh I tell you.