Monday, July 29, 2013
Mismatch Made in Heaven
This is how Peter Coyle, lead singer of the Lotus Eaters, summed up that tour. This is taken from his official Web site:
This, indeed, may seem like a strange set to play together, but I'm proof that you can like Big Country and the Lotus Eaters. I would love to be able to hop aboard the way-back machine for one of these shows. As for today's picks, the Big Country song is "1000 Stars." Although it is one of the deeper cuts from 'The Crossing,' it has always been one of my favorites. This version is taken from a BBC Radio 1 session, recorded on March 9, 1983. Since I'm assuming you have heard "The First Picture of You" quite a few times, I'm going to go with the Lotus Eaters' followup, released a bit later in '83. It was a very minor hit, but it proved to be the last time the lads even had one of those. You can find it on the band's full-length debut, 'No Sense of Sin.' I highly recommend the Cherry Red reissue. It's a fine album on its own, but there are several bonus tracks, including a very good 12" of "Out on Your Own."
Big Country - 1000 Stars (BBC Radio 1) (mp3)
The Lotus Eaters - You Don't Need Someone New (mp3)
Have you seen any strange concert mismatches?