ii last night an mp3 saved my wife

Friday, March 04, 2005



Homer Banks - 60 minutes of your love.mp3

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..........As the debate rages between dick and the devil over avant punk covers and histrionic rock bands (see last two days), I calmy turn to my pile of dusty Charity Shop 7's and pluck a rugged soul gem that i knows they are both gonna appreciate...

As with all charity shop records you are not just buying the music, you are giving a new home to something that has already been cherished by someone else , even if it only lasted for the bus ride home, followed by one play and a lifetime at the bottom of the pile.
Some youngster who once owned 60 Minutes Of Your Love somewhere along the line has had a lot more than 60 minutes of love for Sunderland AFC judging by the pencil drawings on the sleeve, probably lovingly drawn instead of doing maths homework on a warm Thursday evening in the summer of 1967.
Well if you will spend your time listening to Homer Banks pleading for your attention over rasping saxaphones accompanied by 3 beautiful sirens calling from the rocks then you are probably not going to get much maths homework done i suppose, especially when there's a big game on Saturday...

...but then again, it is more than possible that this sleeve could have been swapped with another 7" at some point on it's convoluted journey. In fact, I have a theory that this sleeve was switched sometime after 1973. It wouldn't look out of place on the massive straight-in-at-No1 smash hit Cum On Feel The Noize by kings of the time - SLADE. The footie fans amongst you (particularly those of 'a certain age') will know how the then 2nd Division Sunderland beat the mighty Leeds Utd in the FA Cup Final of that year. It was one of the great footballing upsets of all time. The world and his wife became a Sunderland fan overnight - perhaps our unknown friend was one of them?
i hope you are enjoying the sound of the needle at the start and run out groove as much as i am!
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(click here to buy a Best Of Homer Banks without crackles or pops from Amazon UK)
Comments:
Nice post. harris bank
 
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