Friday, July 28, 2006

Colours Are Brighter

While I was out, Heather of Fuel sent me a link to the NME article about the children's CD Belle & Sebastian are curating. Comes out in October and is called "The Colours Are Brighter" with proceeds of the disc going to Save The Children.

Here is the tracklisting:

* Four Tet featuring Princess Watermelon - ‘Go Go Ninja Dinosaur’
* Rasputina - ‘A Skeleton Bang’
* Franz Ferdinand - ‘Jackie Jackson’
* Snow Patrol - ‘I Am An Astronaut’
* The Divine Comedy- ‘Three Cheers For Pooh, Cottleston Pie, Piglet Ho’
* The Kooks - ‘The King & I’
* Half Man Half Biscuit - ‘David Wainwright’s Feet’
* The Barcelona Pavilion- ‘Tidy Up Tidy Up’
* Jonathan Richman - ‘Out Dog Is Getting Older Now’
* Ivor Cutler Trio - ‘Mud’
* The Flaming Lips - ‘The Big Ol’ Bug Is The New Baby Now’
* Belle & Sebastian - ‘The Monkeys are Breaking Out Of The Zoo’
* Kathryn Williams - ‘Night Baking’

Looks intriguing, no?

The Franz Ferdinand song, "Jackie Jackson" has made its way on to a few blogs and so I bring it to you. It's a novelty for sure, but darn it's catchy and fun. Dare I say, I love it (for what it is.)

Here's a hilarious bit of it: Snow Patrol (or, rather I think Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol) is covering a song by Ricky Wilde who is brother to Kim, who wrote "Kids in America", who recorded this bit of goofy crack in 1972 when he was a wee lad in the UK and here it is in all its glory. No, not the Snow Patrol / Gary Lightbody version. I have the original. Better? Or worse? Um, yeah.

Threw in Belle & Sebastian "We Are the Sleepyheads" from last CD, The Life Pursuit. No, this isn't the track they will have on the children's CD, that will be a new one. But this one is dandy.

Franz Ferdinand, "Jackie Jackson"
Ricky Wilde, "I Am An Astronaut"
Belle & Sebastian, "We Are the Sleepyheads"

More about: Franz Ferdinand, Ricky Wilde, Belle & Sebastian

I'll be back on Monday with some of the new CDs I've been getting while I was out. Thanks for all your lovely thoughts and messages. It all makes my heart pitter patter.


deb in sf said...

Thanks for putting "kids in america" (u-woah-oh) in my head, today! Even those bits of pop diddy-bop didn't work that out.

oh so fun and nostalgic. (u-woah-oh)!