Musical coincidences # 248

May 22, 2012

Australian band Splurge recently made their album, The Cure For The Cure, available for free on their website (Thanks, guys!), and the band’s largesse prompted this particular coincidence.

Track 3 on the album, the non-cheery “She’s Not The One”, begins like so:

Splurge – “She’s Not The One” (2006) (excerpt)

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And it reminds me of:

Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls – “Somebody’s Forgetting Somebody (Somebody’s Letting Somebody Down)” (1987) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Splurge – “She’s Not The One” (2006)

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Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls – “Somebody’s Forgetting Somebody (Somebody’s Letting Somebody Down)” (1987)

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Song of the day: Splurge – "Too Much Is Not Enough"

May 22, 2012

Here’s Australian band Splurge who don’t mind putting electric guitars to good use in a song about intemperance:

Splurge – “Too Much Is Not Enough” (2006)

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By the way, Splurge have tizzied up their website and added an extremely pleasant bonus: they decided to make The Cure For The Cure, the album “Too Much Is Not Enough” appears on, available for free. (Or, putting it another way: Splurge would like you to have one of their albums.)

Now that’s what I’d call A Mighty Good Thing. (But I think the band still calls it The Cure For The Cure*.)

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(*Sorry. That was probably the worst** joke I’ve made on this blog. If I make another one I hope it’s much better.)

(**No, that isn’t the worst. This is.)


Song of the day: Splurge – "When I Go To Sleep"

April 6, 2010

Why wasn’t this song played on the radio?

Splurge – “When I Go To Sleep” (2006)

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What was the problem? Did radio programmers think that the song sounded too much like Crowded House? Not enough?

I don’t get it.

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