Showing posts with label Del Amitri. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Del Amitri. Show all posts

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Be my downfall - Del Amitri

Dutch readers of this blog are not likely to miss the fact that the photo on this sleeve was made in Amsterdam, at the Kadijksplein to be exact. This was not the reason for me buying this single, but I think I saw the song once on television not long before I bought it. (By that time, I'd already given up on radio.)

'Be my downfall' was the second single taken from Del Amitri's second album 'Change everything', and reached number 30 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 2660
Found: June 30, 1996
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Be my downfall' / 'Whiskey remorse'

Friday, 16 October 2009

Kiss this thing goodbye - Del Amitri

After the chart success of 'Nothing ever happens', Del Amitri's debut single 'Kiss this thing goodbye' was re-released in 1990. A numbered limited edition 7" with a gatefold sleeve was also released; this is number 15500.

The single reached number 43 in the UK singles chart, but also managed to break the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 35. I wonder if it's the banjo in this track that did the trick...

My collection: 7" single no. 1339
Found: London, October 17, 1990
Cost: 2 pounds
Tracks: 'Kiss this thing goodbye' / 'No holding on'

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Nothing ever happens - Del Amitri

Del Amitri formed in Glasgow in 1980. The band consisted of Currie, Iain Harvie, Bryan Tolland and Paul Tyagi. The 1989 album 'Waking hours' proved to be their international breakthrough, containing their biggest hit, 'Nothing ever happens', which reached number 11 in the UK singles chart in January 1990.

The song deals with the banality of everyday life, with the refrain 'and we'll all be lonely tonight and lonely tomorrow'. The song includes a startling penultimate line, 'they'll burn down the synagogues at six o'clock and we'll all go along like before', an apparent reference to the lack of popular opposition to Kristallnacht.

My collection: 7" single no. 1175
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, February 17, 1990
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Nothing ever happens' / 'No holding on'

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