Music to Watch Girls By

Echo & the Bunnymen

This week’s episode of the current series of Later…with Jools Holland features a more interesting and diverse roster of artists than last week’s one. Echo & the Bunnymen‘s distinctive guitar and vocal sound brought them lots of critical and some commercial success in the eighties. They’ll be playing songs from their latest album, The Fountain. Calvin Harris will be appearing and he’s best known for his hit, Acceptable in the 80s. I’ve included a version from last week’s guests, Editors. The Spaghetti Western Orchestra will be playing their versions of one of cinema’s most successful and distinctive composers, Ennio Morricone. The Pogues also do a fine job of one of Morricone’s most famous themes. Better Times Will Come is the title track of American country singer Diana Jones‘s current album. Biffy Clyro are from Scotland, but they sound like an American rock band to me. Finally, the easy-listening crooner Andy Williams will be playing music to watch the girls go by

Seven Seas – Echo & the Bunnymen

Acceptable In The 80s (Calvin Harris cover) – Editors

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Ennio Morricone) – The Pogues

Better Times Will Come – Diana Jones

Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies – Biffy Clyro

Don’t You Believe It – Andy Williams


2 thoughts on “Music to Watch Girls By

  1. I thought that the Spaghetti Western guys were a lot of fun even though their intro to the Good, the Bad and the Ugly was a bit weird. Ian MacCulloch seemed a bit pished and looked like he just got up. Andy Williams had some great songs in the past, but his voice is not as good as it used to be. I liked the country singer, though ;-)

  2. It was a great show: MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY came back to my memory. A wonderfull song. And new for me Calvin Harris: pure energy. The good the bad and the ugly is best in the original version: don’t mess with it. Echo was great (25 years ago in paradiso) but please: stop and let keep us our good memories (or make them better, but don’t repeat them as crumpy old men ;-)

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