Yes, it’s another post moaning about a listicle from the increasingly terrible Guardian. This one purports to be “10 of the best pieces of album artwork”, but it actually seems to be “10 random records the writer owns”. Tubular Bells and Horses fair enough. OK we don’t need to see the same old covers trotted out, but one of these is a single, one is a straight lift of a Breugel painting… and one is Sam bleedin’ Smith!
My new album on Clay Pipe Music is open for pre-orders this Friday (28 May). Available on CD and vinyl. I know there are one or two fans of the label here…Sound clips and artwork on the website!
“Is this caravan pop?” enquired my wife of whatever song had popped up on iPod shuffle mode, en route to Wales the other week. Further enquiry ascertained she was actually referring to yacht rock, as celebrated in the recent Katie Puckrik doc. But never mind: a new genre was born! The low-budget, crap-rainy-seaside-holiday UK answer. Long story short: here’s an excellent primer for all things caravan pop compiled by the great BBC Tees presenter Bob Fischer, who has very much run with the concept. But feel free to post your own contributions…