Disney Girls was always a little saccharine for me..and I have a sweet tooth. I've mellowed to its warm sincerity over the years, however there are many tracks on the album I'd take above it. The Supergrass track is them doing what they do very well- catchy, spikey pop, but, macabre lyric apart, there's a sense of them being firmly within their comfort zone. Good, but not a revelatory deep cut or anything.
I tend to like Supergrass in the moment, but never crave them or go back to them. B is charming and catchy but maybe doesn't add up to all that much.
A is by any measure a brave choice; bravery that I want to reward. Not only a non-Brian song, but a song by a fringe member not exactly popular among the Brian cult. But this might be his best song. Full of unabashed nostalgia, it has a beautiful melody and a real sense of longing in the vocal. I've always loved it. Bruce Johnston falls well behind all the Wilsons and Mike Love, and maybe even Al Jardine in the songwriting department, but this is one time he rose to the occasion.
Post by HEN HAWKADAY II on Jul 8, 2019 23:40:04 GMT
That's a genuinely beautiful BB song and I think its sheer melodic charm outweighs its saccharine nature.
Supergrass' fourth album is an absolute cracker, almost as good as their headspinning debut, short and sweet and packed with the most fantastic pop songs. It's like T Rex followed up The Slider with something even better. I've loved it since I first heard it. It's just a shame they had to keep ploughing on, releasing two subpar LPs before they finally called it a day. Anyway, anything from that would get my vote.
Back to a top quality match, this time with two well known picks that I am keen to play again. A has a big deal of unexpected turns that never fail to grab the listener attention. It's a lovely track, maybe my fave from the album, and that's a lot. I am also a fan of that Supergrass album, but B is not a standout from it for me. It falls slightly short here.
Sounds more like The Carpenters than The Beach Boys, this is one of the more wretchedly hateful pieces of shameful plastic forced-nostalgic whimsy I've ever heard. Destroy it with fire. I can't believe I'm on the verge of voting for Supergrass, without even hearing them, that's how bad this is. Christ almighty, what a crock of Care-Bear jingle bollocks.
Well, Supergrass were always one of the less inspiring left-overs from the less than inspiring Britpop bobbins, and here they seem to be leaning towards a bit of the post-punk revival thing with the guitars, in a less than inspiring way. But it isn't A.
Disney Girls is a danger to diabetics. Seeing as it was Bruce who wrote 'I wrote the songs', you'd expect it to be better. Actually I don't mind it at all, because I remember innocence and the 60s,and there are some nice vocal harmonies.
One album was enough for me with Supergrass, so this is new to me. Although slightly used is perhaps more appropriate, as they are back on their favourite pony, One Trick.