April 20, 2011
I’ll try to make today’s post a bit briefer than some of my recent ones, lest you start thinking that I’ve become an insufferable windbag (cf. Saturday’s and Sunday’s posts which were both much longer than they needed to be).
Here’s something nice and jangly (and Australian):
The Someloves – “Sunshine’s Glove” (1989)
November 28, 2010
A few days ago I played you a song written by Dom Mariani, and today I’m going to play you another one written by him. Now, that may seem to you to be a bit unfair (as in: “Where’s the variety, Peter? Why are you playing lots of songs by the same person on the blog?”), but I’m going to rationalise it by saying that last week’s song was by DM3, and today’s song is by The Someloves. That’s different, isn’t it?
The Someloves – “Know You Now” (1988)
Dom Mariani on MySpace
November 1, 2009
Here are The Someloves with “Melt” (1989):
The Someloves released only one album, Something Or Other (1989), which was produced by Mitch Easter (you can tell – it has his jangly pawprints all over it). The album is highly regarded by the power pop cognoscenti – it’s apparently the only Australian album on Goldmine Magazine‘s list of top 10 power pop albums of all-time (I don’t know for sure, as I haven’t seen the list myself).
“Melt” reminds me of a few things, but none of them are major enough to warrant a Musical coincidence (plus I prefer the Musical coincidences to involve well-known songs). To begin with, the guitar riff sounds very much like the main melody of the chorus of “Baby It’s You” (1978) by Promises:
And “Melt”‘s verse, cruising along on D major then C major, reminds me of the second half of the verse in “I Want You Back” (1985) by the Hoodoo Gurus, where Dave Faulkner sings “Then she left (as people do)…” at the 27-second mark:
And, lastly, the song’s name reminds me of “I Melt With You” (1982) by Modern English. (How’s that for not worth mentioning?)