Song of the day: Livingstone Daisies – "Redhead"

March 7, 2013

I’ve been busy a-doin’ things lately and completely forgot about choosing a song for today, so I’m going to have to bung a song on here quick smart.

How about this? It’s from Australia’s power pop band du jour, Livingstone Daisies:

Livingstone Daisies – “Redhead (2013)

I’ll have to put a bit more thought into tomorrow’s song.

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Musical coincidences # 361

February 7, 2013

Courtesy of my friend Scott (Hi, Scotty!) enthusing about his record label‘s latest musical acquisition, Livingstone Daisies, I got to hear what Scotty was enthusing about. And I heard a musical coincidence.

Livingstone Daisies are being compared to Teenage Fanclub mercilessly at the moment (pretty much every review of the Livingstone Daisies debut album mentions that dreaded* Scottish band) but when I heard “Blue Solitude”, the Livingstone Daisies song being promoted as the album’s first single, I didn’t hear Teenage Fanclub – I heard Glen Campbell.

When I heard this…

Livingstone Daisies – “Blue Solitude (2013) (excerpt 1)

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…I heard this…

Glen Campbell – “Galveston (1969) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions of those two tracks:

Livingstone Daisies – “Blue Solitude (2013)

Glen Campbell – “Galveston (1969)

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I can see why some people everybody is comparing Livingstone Daisies to Teenage Fanclub. For example, “Blue Solitude” begins like this:

Livingstone Daisies – “Blue Solitude (2013) (excerpt 2)

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And Teenage Fanclub’s “What You Do To Me” begins in a somewhat similar way:

Teenage Fanclub – “What You Do To Me” (1991) (excerpt)

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Here’s the full Teenage Fanclub song:

Teenage Fanclub – “What You Do To Me” (1991) (excerpt)

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It’s just occurred to me that, considering all the current buzz surrounding Livingstone Daisies’ debut album (it’s getting reviewed left, right, and centre), I hadn’t mentioned them at all on this blog up until now. I could have sworn I had.

Ah well.

Remind me to feature one of their other songs as a Song of the day some time. Any requests?

(*I say “dreaded” because I think the members of the Livingstone Daisies would dread the prospect of being compared to Teenage Fanclub yet again.)