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Tuesday 6 January 2015
I own very few vinyl 45s. However, somewhat inexplicably, one of the few that I own is 1990's Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants.
According to the usual on-line source The group is best known for an unconventional and experimental style of alternative music.
I would call it quirky verging on novelty.
I don't think I've ever listened to the b-side before but a quick listen confirms this theory.
I seem to remember comparisons being made to REM and Talking Heads at the time - how wrong they were.
The single was huge and could be said to be catchy if it gets you in the right mood or irritating in the wrong mood.
It's been in my head for a few days so I thought it best to get it out there.
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
They Might Be Giants - Hot Cha