Many years ago, whilst driving alone at night I was listening to John Peel. And there was one of those moments, where you hear something that touches you.
And on the night in question, in 1996, April I think, it was this song by Trembling Blue Stars.
Trembling Blue Stars-‘Abba On The Jukebox.’ mp3
This is simply one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. I’m not an expert on twee-pop by any means (but try And Before The First Kiss or The Roaring Machine for people who undoubtedly are), but I know what I like and I love this.
A couple of years later I managed to pick up the album Her Handwriting
and there were a lots of brilliant songs just waiting for me there, including these two:
Trembling Blue Stars-‘A Single Kiss.’ mp3
Trembling Blue Stars-‘Do People Ever?’ mp3
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And of course, how could I forget the masters of the Sad Song themselves? Sod post-modernism, camp and all the justifications, critiques and other rubbish that’s lobbed in their direction, Abba really understood POP.
Abba-‘The Visitors.’ mp3
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