Monday, May 05, 2008

Brimful of Asha

I know there's a ton of songs in my regular iTunes rotation that are far off the radars of 99.44% of others, but are part of my usual every day entertainment....

"Devil's Diary" by The Caulfields
"Work For Food" by Dramarama
"Do You Remember the First Time?" by Pulp
"Jeepster" by T. Rex
"Let the Day Begin" by The Call

..and on...

This is usually the soundtrack of my day, mixed of course with some more familiar and current music.

I'm citing off-the-beaten path music because I heard a great song from the 90's not once, but twice in the past few days - on two separate radio stations.

One local, 101.7 WFNX
One Internet, RadioIO Alt Rock Classics (via iTunes radio)

That song is "Brimful of Asha" by Cornershop, bearer of one of the best lyrics from the 90's:

"Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow, everybody needs a bosom."

I bought this CD back in 97, and it's not terrible. But over the years, it just kind of drifted away from regular rotation.

When I heard FNX play it this weekend, I was surprised. It's not the kind of song you hear much of from terrestrial radio. But, FNX is still pretty cool, so kudos to them. I turned up the radio and sang out loud.

Internet radio, however, is a different animal. I discovered this RadioIO Alt Rock Classic channel last week, and the music is basically everything I remember from my days in radio from 91-96. Lots of weird stuff that, at the time, was in rotation on my radio station back then...

"Ruined in a Day" by New Order
"Get Out of Control" by Daniel Ash
"Groovy Train" by The Farm
"X, Y, and Zee" by Pop Will Eat Itself
"Real, Real, Real" by Jesus Jones

Songs that live mostly in my memory and my iTunes. It would be great to find some others who remember and still love this generation of music.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

"Brimful of Asha," agreed a great song from the 90's, is going to be on The Love Guru soundtrack. I just heard it on a promo for the movie, and it took me right back to '97!

So maybe that's why it's back on radio rotation?