Song of the day: Michael Carpenter – "We Don’t Talk Anymore"

November 21, 2012

I know today’s song has already been posted on at least two other power pop blogs (Powerpopaholic and Power Pop Overdose – hi, chaps!), but I found an excuse to play it here as well. I thought: “Well, those two are American power pop blogs. It hasn’t appeared on an Antipodean power pop blog yet.”

Now that I’ve offered my woeful excuse to present to you a song that’s already been played elsewhere, I’ll present it to you.

It’s Michael Carpenter‘s cover of Cliff Richard‘s “We Don’t Talk Anymore“. Michael’s version will be appearing on an album full of light-rock covers called Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock. (Hipsters beware: there’s no irony in that title whatsoever. It’s exactly what you think it is.)

The album is apparently going to be released early next year, but in the meantime there’s a Facebook page for it to keep you up to date.

Michael Carpenter – “We Don’t Talk Anymore (2012)

And here’s the original:

Cliff Richard – “We Don’t Talk Anymore (1979)


Cliff Richard – We Don't Talk Anymore by CliffRichard-Official

By the way, last week I played you Swedish powerpopper David Myhr recording the guitar solo for his version of 10cc’s “The Things We Do For Love”, That’ll be on the album too.

And another contributor to the album is Eytan Mirsky. Here’s his track:


A chap by the name of Andy Reed, who goes by the alias of An American Underdog, will be appearing on the album as well. Here’s a snippet of Andy doing whatever it is he’s doing (I don’t know what he was doing, because I felt dizzy watching him):

Michael Carpenter official website
Drink A Toast To Innocence Facebook page