Song of the day: The Innocents – "Answer Me"

April 27, 2011

It’s been a while since I played you a skinny-tie song. If you’re the type of person who has an unquenchable desire to hear skinny-tie music, I hope the following will satisfy your uncontrollable urges:

The Innocents – “Answer Me” (1982)

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Song of the day: The Innocents – "The B-Side"

July 22, 2010

Here are The Innocents with “The B-Side” (1980):

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“The B-Side” was, rather appropriately, the B-side of “Sooner Or Later”, their debut single as The Innocents. (Before then, they were known as Beathoven).

If you’re wondering what the A-side sounded like, wonder no more…

[Song of the day – May 9, 2009]
The Innocents – “Sooner Or Later” (1980)

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The Innocents/Beathoven official website


Song of the day: The Innocents – "Your Precious Touch"

March 18, 2010

Here are The Innocents with the chipper ditty “Your Precious Touch” (2006):

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That song sure can get you in a good mood if you weren’t in one.

As a bonus, and because I want to keep you in a good mood, here’s the equally chipper ditty “My Home Town” (2006):

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Both those songs appear on the almost*-chipper album, Pop Factory (2006).

And I’ll try not to use the word “chipper” again for a few weeks.

The Innocents/Beathoven official website

(*There are some ballads on it that aren’t especially chipper.)


Song of the day: The Innocents – "Sooner Or Later"

September 5, 2009

Here are The Innocents with “Sooner Or Later” (1980):

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I’ve been reliably informed (well, as reliable as Wikipedia can be) that The Innocents are one of only two bands from Tasmania to have ever had chart success in Australia (or anywhere else, for that matter). To celebrate that fact, the other Tasmanian band, MEO 245, will feature on tomorrow’s Song of the day.

Incidentally, before they changed their name and became skinny-tie merchants, The Innocents were originally called Beathoven, who, as the name would suggest, were heavily influenced by four gentlemen from Liverpool. They were influenced not only by the music, but sartorially, too – Beathoven wore matching suits and, believe it or not, top hats.

You can read much, much more about the history of Beathoven / The Innocents on their official website, plus on this informative Lost in the Grooves post.

(“Plus on”? What kind of grammar is that? Bad grammar, Peter, that’s what kind…)

Anyway, as a bonus here’s Beathoven with an earlier version of “Sooner Or Later,” in which the band’s Fab Four influences are much more pronounced:

Beathoven – “Sooner Or Later” (1979)

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The Innocents/Beathoven official website