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There goes Concorde again

February 14th, 2009 · Posted by Skuds in Music · 1 Comment · Music

A work colleague brought in a song for me to listen to recently.  He thought I might enjoy it so he brought in a minidisc of it…  which ties in very nicely with the previous post about data formats.   I gave up trying to find the minidisc walkman that I know is around somewhere and ended up using an old midi system that has a MD built in to it.This colleague only has this song on minidisc from when a friend of his gave him a copy years ago.  So far he has not got around to wiring up all the necessary boxes to copy it to a CD or to an mp3.

Tonight I was amazed to find that the song is available on Amazon‘s download service.  I reckon that buying a download for 69p is worth it to avoid all the hassle.  I didn’t realise the Amazon service had got so far down the long tail already.

As for the song… still not sure if I like it, but I do know that it is a real earwig of a song.  Couldn’t get it out of my head for a couple of days.  It is really lo-fi, has only a single verse and chorus repeated for nearly seven minutes, no real tune to speak of, but it is fascinating and I can’t think how I never heard it before: apparently John Peel used to play it a lot.

The song is There Goes Concorde Again by Native Hipsters.  Have a listen: love it or hate it, you won’t forget it in a hurry.


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  • Maup Verwildert

    A great song, or may-be you should categorize it POETRY. Weird but tantalizing… I remember hearing it the first time early 80’s, yes one of John Peel’s radioshows. It never ever left my head, and I am very pleased to rediscover this little jewel again on the web