2012- Number 8: Greatest Hits

No, not Wings best album ( sorry, Alan Partidge reference), but the fine Mystery Jets single ‘Greatest Hits’.

I am a sucker for a list song, and  for a song that references other bands, so something that starts with “You can keep the ‘Lexicon Of Love’ with you, but I’m keeping  ‘Remain In Light'” simply cannot fail. Particularly if sang over a riff that sounds suspiciously like Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel.

After a run of promo videos, and given that Andy has already posted the official video (see his number 10, underneath my number 10)here’s a performance video. This seems to be shot underneath the Volks Railway on the Brighton Seafront, near the Concorde 2, a fine venue. But I could be wrong. At around 4:30 they go into a second song which is also good –  Hale Bop –  but that’s an added bonus. At number 8, Greatest Hits..

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2 thoughts on “2012- Number 8: Greatest Hits

  1. My Christmas Eve selection is a somewhat rowdier affair. I first heard this back in January, and, 11 months later, it still puts a smile on my face. Number 8…

  2. The Mystery Jets video is indeed shot by the Concorde 2.
    V.E.N.O.M is a very fine tune from the screamo Leeds boys – but released in Nov 2011 ! The excellent and very noisy album ‘Tough Love’ was relased in Jan. ‘Bromance Ain’t Dead’ is particularly worth checking out.

    My Number 8 – Lafaye by School Of Seven Bells
    Cocteau Twins meets Propaganda with better haircuts. This is the lead track from their album ‘Ghoststory’ – so good it will sends a shiver down your spine !
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/school-of-seven-bells-lafaye-20120224

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