It seems like only the other day that The Hives burst into our consciousness with their matching black-and-white outfits and their revved-up 1960s garage rock. In fact it was 23 years ago, at the start of the century.
It’s 50 years since the release of that landmark album Dark Side Of The Moon. I think I first came across this in LA. It goes well with the sunshine and relaxed pace of life in SoCal.
I think the only Jeff Beck record in my collection is the single Hi Ho Silver Lining, which does not exactly show the guitarist at his virtuosic best. But this does: an incendiary live performance of a tune from his instrumental album Blow By Blow, recorded at Ronnie Scott’s in 2007.
News today that Moldy Peaches have reunited reminded me of this oddball hit from the film Juno. As someone says in the comments: “The voices are SO cringey. The lyrics are SO corny. Yet the song is SO perfect.”