I'm not saying I think this is good, it's pretty terrible in fact, I just happened to be going out with a Swedish girl at the time who eventually tried to stab me with a bread knife, which even at the time, in that moment, seemed an impractical knife to choose. And so it proved to be evidenced by my continued existence. Anyway I offer this as an example of Svenska's finest at the time. It's not all Abba and Cardigans.
Sky'sGoneOut wrote: May I ask why you're familiar with the Swedish music scene? I mean most of it is godawful.
Bumped into the wannadies and then had a look around. Was hanging around online with a bunch of cool kids (no slight to present company intended here, they were cool and kids, well, university students) who kept shouting about anything new that came along and that helped me bump into some of the other swedish stuff.
The reason she wasn't a star was she kept having 'flu' and cancelling gigs I was going to because she was bulimic before it became accepted as any kind of medical disorder. In that primitive age that was the late 80's.
I met Will Heggie once in a squat in Edinburgh as he lay amongst a bunch of piss and sweat soaked curtains that he'd accumulated into a kind of grotesque nest. And he told me that song above was about being wasted on heroin and if I tried heroin and listened to the song I'd understand. I told him it was beautiful anyway and I could do without following his example, at which he collapsed back and appeared dead so I left because I was going to stay with a girl called Julie who worked in the goth shop on Cockburn Street.
Wikipedia has him alive until 1997 so let's hope for the best.
Sky'sGoneOut wrote:I only saw Aztec Camera once supporting Echo and the Bunnymen in Edinburgh. I don't recall kissing anyone that evening sadly.
I saw Echo and the Bunnymen a few years ago (I have completely lost track of time over the last five or six years, it may have been as long ago as 2010 or 2011, I'm really not sure) and they were brilliant performers but McCulloch was a shambling mess inbetween songs. I got this on the same day as i got 'My' first record player (as opposed to the family one I used all the time) and it's been the first song I've listened to on every new music-playing-device I've owned since then.