Sunday, April 12, 2015

Little Loser's Lottery ... Part 11

Hello friends,

a sunny Sunday morning to you, that's if my automatic timing of this post works out correctly. Apparently I'm writing this on a rainy Saturday evening in a bit of a hurry, because, believe it or not, the wife and me will be going out for dinner and a few drinks afterwards with two good mates: something we haven't been doing for some time really. Little Loser has been picked up by his grandparents a few minutes ago, where he'll spend the night after returning from a "restaurant" as well (I chose inverted commas because they'll visit the Big 'M', as usual, where he'll go for a Happy Meal just because of the included plastic toy, also as usual).

On the other hand, apart from the really bad ones (Thompson Twins and The Stranglers (why the fuck did he go for 'No Mercy' and left out as well the 'Duchess' as the 'Golden Brown' - 7", both of which are still awesome??!!)), he picked two belters as well: Metal Mike (that's Mike Saunders out of The Angry Samoans btw) and PM Dawn. I went for the B-Side of the 'Paper Doll' - 7", because I regard it as being the better tune ... and this one really will grow on you, so listen carefully!

The Psychedelic Furs, well, yes, you can take it or leave it, but don't you forget that the original version is from 1981 and it was really really good back then. They made some money out of the 1986 John Hughes film and I can't blame them for doing so and neither can you, I suppose.

Enough said, I have to shower and dress myself up now, please enjoy Little Loser' picks for today:

Don't forget to leave nice comments, as usual I'll pass them on to him (he's always so delighted when I tell him that someone from another part of the world (i.e. England) has something to say about what he picked)!




Walter said...

Tell little loser he did a very good job once again. Hope he enjoyed his Happy Meal and you had a fine and relaxed evening without any duty to LL.

Brian said...

So good to see Little Loser in the stacks again. The Talk Talk Talk version of Pretty in Pink was quite good. Didn't like the sax on the remake one bit. As you say, if you're in a band in the mid-80s, you're taking that call from Mr. Hughes. Congrats to them.

drew said...

Hope you had a good meal Dirk.

Well done to the little man but The Thompson Twins should be banished to a cupboard never to return.

As for Mr Hughes , a lot of indie bands owe him big style. I'm from Scotland btw, above the northern border of England.

george said...

Good to see your sone exposing some of the less worthy records lurking there (Psychedilc Furs). Great Thompson Twins song, though, really liked it.

george said...

son, sorry, not sone.