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Saturday, 22 June 2019
Double Initials XX
Another tricky week but we have again managed to come up with three acts - of course none of which are down to me.
Once again I am particularly indebted to two colleagues who have been producing the goods pretty much on a weekly basis
Ramone666 has offered up a song by Cleveland band X__________X who the internet informs me are a no wave band (no, me neither) No wave, as I now know, was a short-lived avant-garde music and art scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown.I'm happier knowing that.
International playboy Ernie Goggins pitches in with Xiang Xiang who as you all know was the most popular internet pop star in China in 2005. Her rather lovely song Xai Chong translates as Summer Insects.
The obvious one was obviously the xx. Having nothing by them and little knowledge of them I again relied on others.
Jez advised that they are unsufferably dull but suggested a remix by Greg Wilson of a song called Night Time. Sorry Jez but I couldn't track that one down.
Rather as suggested by Nic and C you are getting their cover of Teardrops a song which as C points out was originally recorded by another double initial act namely Womack and Womack.
Double Y next week (and probably a treble Y as well). As ever suggestions welcomed
X ___________X - Approaching the Minimal With Spray Guns
Xiang Xiang - Xai Chong (Summer Insects)
The xx - Teardrops