I hadn’t heard about this previously, so don’t know if it’s only just been announced, but the notoriously flight-averse Matthew Sweet is playing a rare UK gig next month, Tuesday 18th December at the Islington Assembly Hall… he’s promoting his recent-ish Tomorrow’s Daughter album, but recent gig reviews suggest a career-spanning setlist, so it’s an early Christmas present for us powerpoppers amongst us!
Today I have mainly been playing selections from the Matthew Sweet / Susannah Hoffs Under the Covers project. The song that really snagged on my mind and demanded to be played several times on repeat was You’re So Vain, and the reason for that comes at 2:50 in this video (which, I should point out,seems to have scant acquaintance with the recording. It looks like it was bashed together by a fan).
It’s that husky ‘Well I hea-ea-ear you went to Saratoga …’ that slays me. It often happens, doesn’t it? A performance which you enjoy is made unforgettable by a single little phrase of vocals or instrumentation. Let’s have yours.