Tuesday, 9 December 2014

No. 6 Altered Images - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday always felt like somewhat of an albatross. It was never a favourite, and the years haven't been kind to it.  It was always dangerously close to the realms of the dreaded novelty single, and was always the one song that people would know and judge the band by. Still, I seem to own it on 7", 12" (with an even less edifying dance mix thrown in) and on at least two albums, so I should probably make my peace with it. I was going to include a link to the video, but that's dated even more badly than the song. The b-side, So We Go Whispering, with it's eerie piano motif and backward vocals is a real treat though, so all is not lost.

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