Thursday, September 16, 2004

Radio Flyer

What’s that progression at the heart of Wagon Christ’s “Saddic Gladdic,” underneath all those squawking vintage synths (including, if I’m not mistaken, an ARP ProSoloist, which I used to play myself)? The same chords that anchored “Am I The Same Girl?”, the (other) big hit by Swing Out Sister. Wagon Christ mainman Luke Vibert is always good for a grin—Stop The Panic, his collaboration with BJ Cole, would be a perfect party album, if I could only find the right kind of party—and I was certainly grinning as I sang that indelible horn line: sol sa la ti ti, ti ti ti, sol la ti do do, do do do... Just brazen, and joyous in its shamelessness.

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