Show of Hands
Saturday, February 10, 2007
This, apparently, is number 6 in the HMV download charts. Give it a listen, playing close attention to the lyrics. That this should be popular gives me hope that England may yet awaken. It is for sale at iTunes and HMV.
H/T Andrew Ian Dodge
I appreciate a message about saving English culture, but this is excessively negative for me. The problem isn't American Pie, or Estuary English, we should be advocating the merits of traditional music not slating those who don't appreciate it.
That's my opinion on the lyrics, the music I have no problems with, it's a very nice arrangement.
Posted by: John | Friday, February 16, 2007 at 02:34 AM
Hmm, just saw this on 'The Remittance Man's blog' - they are indeed very good. One of their other videos is of equal quality:
What a horrible fucking din.
Tut! Curmudgeon ;)
The lead singer's diction is excellent! For one, I didn't have to Google the lyrics of a song! Imagine that...
Posted by: JuliaM | Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 06:20 PM
What a horrible fucking din. I'll take your word for it about the lyrics.
Posted by: dearieme | Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 08:27 PM
A cracking song indeed.
However, I see that the natural order of things has not been disrupted: Dundee band "The View" are at number 5.
You strain under the yoke still, my Sassenach friends.
Posted by: Mr Eugenides | Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 07:41 PM
I just blogged this myself and downloaded the pukka copy from the Show of Hands website.
A powerful & poigniant song.
Posted by: Ian Grey | Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 06:34 PM