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Today’s New Favourite Best Song Ever

November 30, 2009

When UB40 first burst onto the scene, they were revered! Absolutely adored! They were everything many people wanted from a band back in those post-punk days – they were multi-racial, street, self-taught, and they sang songs about social issues with wonderfully doom-laden tunes, jibing at Thatcher with the sweetest of subtle dance grooves. Their double A-Side King/Food For Thought was highly desired and got to #4 from a standing start. It’s a shame they have a reputation as a covers band in this country, (not elsewhere by the way, other countries take them very seriously indeed – I have friends in the States who think they are the world’s coolest band), as in their early days they were quite the chaps, as you can hear from Food for Thought:

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  1. November 30, 2009 9:36 pm

    Ah lovely. ‘The Earth Dies Screaming’ had that same irresistible mix of jauntiness and gloom. A combination with which The The would also make some hay.

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