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Monday 11 December 2017

A Glittering Prize But No Crustaceans

I am still somewhat hungover after the Last of the Summer Wine Christmas Curry so I have neither the inclination or the energy to come up with some songs about crustaceans so sorry George and C
I may have a go later if I can come up with any songs. Suggestions welcomed.

Now you may or may not believe me but I wasn't hungover or indeed drunk earlier on the Saturday when  I picked up Glittering Prize 81/92 as part of a mini haul from a local charity shop.
It is a strange one in that it covers a period 81/82 when Simple Minds  were good and 83/92 when they weren't
If you really need to have a Simple Minds compilation then Celebration is the one to have.
Here are a couple of tracks that just about pass muster.


  1. I tried, but let me tell you - there's a lot of absolutely terrible songs out there about crabs, lobsters and crayfish.

  2. Horseshoe Crabs by Hop Along is a belting track that features crustations. I demand more crabby songs on here CC.

  3. Adam, you're more likely to get crappy songs that crabby songs

  4. Oh but I can't think of any songs at all about crabs, or even by crabs. I was hoping you'd fix that....

  5. I have written about the Hermit Crabs a time or two over the years. Highly recommended! A couple of nice selections by Simple Minds, CC. The wheels hadn’t fallen off yet.

  6. I'd suggest Donovan's "The Tinker and the Crab", but I don't want George to hurl rotten tomatoes in my direction. ;-)