Sounds Like Summer – Day Six: Minnie Ripperton, Slowdive, Vampire Weekend, The Lotus Eaters and Lighthouse Family

After a weekend respite to make the most of the endless rain and grey skies in the UK, we are back with day six of our seemingly ironically named ‘Sounds Like Summer’ which I am going to start by throwing into the ring for your consideration ‘Les Fleurs’ by Minnie Ripperton. A flop at the time (1970), but possibly along with ‘Lovin You’ – As used by The Orb – her most enduring and influential track. Whilst the verses could be argued to be springlike, the chorus is a summer explosion of choral joy. Music to watch raindrops run down … Continue reading Sounds Like Summer – Day Six: Minnie Ripperton, Slowdive, Vampire Weekend, The Lotus Eaters and Lighthouse Family