Wednesday, 3 January 2018
This Wasn't Supposed To Happen
I was in Top Shop the other day- with my teenage daughter, just to provide some context- and this song started playing over the in-store sound system.
It took me a moment to place it but it sounded really good, thumping away over the bright lights and rails of clothes. Its unexpectedness, a 27 year old song in among what they'd been playing beforehand, was part of it. But it sounded good on its own terms too- the loose early 90s drums, the synth horns and funky guitar riff and Bjork's vocals (Einar's contribution too). I always think that as a band they never matched the songs on Life's Too Good but at the tail end of 2017 I was proved wrong. I'm happy to be proved wrong with music.
As a bonus here they are on The Word in December 1991 (the sound is a bit patchy I'm afraid).