Song of the day: Models – "God Bless America"

September 11, 2009

Today’s song isn’t especially what you’d call a power pop song, but it follows on nicely from yesterday’s Song of the day which featured James Freud and The Radio Stars and the chirpy “Modern Girl”. When James disbanded The Radio Stars, he went off and joined Models (no “The” – just Models) as their bass player and backing vocalist. Here, for your listening enjoyment, are Models with “God Bless America” (1983):


I’ve listened to this song plenty of times, and I still don’t whether it’s pro- or anti-America.

(Any assistance in this would be mightily appreciated. If you’re American, how do you feel about the song? Do you get any particular vibes from it?)

Anyway, “God Bless America” appears on The Pleasure Of Your Company (1983), a splendid album.

Song of the day: James Freud and The Radio Stars – "Modern Girl"

September 10, 2009

Here’s James Freud and The Radio Stars with “Modern Girl” (1980), possibly the best skinny-tie song to have ever come out of Australia: