Sunday, 16 March 2014
It Just Grows
If everyone who has left a comment below a New Fads song on Youtube or elsewhere saying how great they were had bought their records they'd surely have been millionaires. Fondly remembered, under-rated and a belting live band. The singer Andy Spearpoint's wife/partner was a teacher at the school in Failsworth I did my first teaching practice in, back in 1993. We bumped into them in a Rusholme curry house once. I prevented myself from bumbling about what a good band they were. Which they really were.
Big was a hit on the indie chart and has busy percussion, some lovely off-centre horns, choppy guitar, a massive bassline and Andy's cut-and-paste lyrics seemingly delivered from elsewhere. Indie-dance you can actually dance to if you're so inclined.