Their new single, first heard via Mary Ann Hobbs at the end of August
Venus by Shocking Blue is pretty well known. The Dutch band were blessed with the extraordinary presence of lead singer Mariska Veres. I’d forgotten just how good some of their other material is, so thank you to Shaun Keaveny for playing this very strong pop song from 1968
Started hearing this in August played by the likes of Shaun Keaveny and Mary Ann Hobbs on 6 Music.
Now cropping up on Radio 2
My intention was to post the latest single but I keep coming across covers which are both interesting in their own right, and a superb showcase for this pair of voices
I can say it no better than the youtube introduction:
Spellbinding version of the Abba classic from Johanna and Klara Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit
I heard a lot of My Silver Lining back in June and liked the catchy tune and appealing vocal harmonies. There were several versions to choose from. I posted one at the time, and here’s another
What a great year 1978 was. The Cars were at their peak with songs like My Best Friend’s Girl, and Just What I Needed. Their first album – also called The Cars – was very strong throughout.
I’ve always liked this, the closing track