Thursday, 7 January 2016

The one that saves me



Our very first timeslip moment of the year, and the trusty TARDIS has dumped us in this week twenty years ago...

The post-Xmas news in early January 1996 mainly revolved around the winter weather, as devastating blizzards from the US headed towards the UK (and by the end of the month caused gridlock); elsewhere, there was peace-keeping in Bosnia, dodgy arms dealing in Saudi Arabia, and the first flip phone (the Motorola StarTAC) went on sale. Dead Man Walking, 12 Monkeys and Serena McKellan's Richard III were in our cinemas; and on the small screen, Our Friends in the North was about to take the country by storm (and launch the careers of Daniel Craig and Christopher Ecclestone in the process)...

Music (as is the wont of this time of year) was largely stagnant - with Michael Jackson, Boyzone, Oasis, TLC, Everything But The Girl and Eternal all high-flyers, as they had been in December. But still hanging round from being the staple of many a drunken seasonal party was the faboo Mike Flowers Pops "tribute" to Wonderwall...


Backbeat, the word is on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you...

And all the roads that lead us there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
But I don't know how

Maybe...
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall

I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you...

And all the roads that lead us there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
But I don't know how

Maybe...
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall

6 comments:

  1. I hated Oasis and all their stupid songs, but I absolutely loved this version of Wonderwall. Might have to watch 12 Monkeys later - thanks for the reminder.

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    1. I found this, and all the other tongue-in cheek "lounge music" (such as Richard Cheese, Nouvelle Vague, Pink Martini and Paul Anka's Rock Swings LP) irresistible!

      Much better than those po-faced Gallaghers. Jx

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    1. I always knew you were a breezy "mod". Jx

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