Song of the day: Boom Crash Opera – "The Best Thing"

January 20, 2012

Here’s a band that likes C major:

Boom Crash Opera – “The Best Thing” (1989)

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(Pointless Personal Opinion: I like how the band cruises along on that C chord throughout most of the song.)

Boom Crash Opera on MySpace


Song of the day: Boom Crash Opera – "Hands Up In The Air"

October 12, 2010

Here’s Boom Crash Opera – a band you could always count on in the 80’s to provide you with your daily quota of shout-along choruses – with a song you can gleefully shout along to:

Boom Crash Opera – “Hands Up In The Air” (1986)

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Boom Crash Opera on MySpace


Song of the day: Boom Crash Opera – "Great Wall"

July 29, 2010

Here’s Boom Crash Opera with the irresistible* “Great Wall” (1986):

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Boom Crash Opera on MySpace

(*Well, I find it irresistible. However, as people from the land of Americans like to say: Your mileage may vary.)


Song of the day: Boom Crash Opera – "Onion Skin"

January 15, 2010

Here’s Boom Crash Opera with “Onion Skin” (1989):

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Boom Crash Opera was one of the few Australian bands I really liked in the ’80s (my least favourite musical decade of all). I always thought of them as a sort of Simple Minds-with-anthems due to their cavernous sound and shout-along choruses. “Onion Skin” opened their second album These Here Are Crazy Times (1989) – and an eminently suitable album opener it was, too.

I’m pleased to say that this song has nothing at all to do with Shrek.


Musical coincidences # 16

August 7, 2009

This musical coincidence is a little unusual in that both of the artists here are Australian.

Here’s Boom Crash Opera with a splendid bit of G major twang in “Dancing In The Storm” (1989):

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etc.

Slightly too coincidentally, a year earlier Crowded House had a song called “Recurring Dream” which appeared in Tequila Sunrise, a forgettable movie that involved Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell fighting over Michelle Pfeiffer:

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Here are both song in all their twangy glory:

Boom Crash Opera – “Dancing In The Storm” (1989)

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Crowded House – “Recurring Dream” (1988)

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