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The Go! Team

24th January 2011 (single), 31st January 2011 (LP)๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Following Lime Habit by Poliรงa, hereโ€™s another act that (often? always? not sure...) features two drummers live - The Go! Team. This was the lead single from their third LP Rolling Blackouts, with guest vocals from Bethany Cosentino.


Paper Thin

She Makes War (feat. Tanya Donelly)

8th April 2016 (LP)๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

This track comes from 2016, the wonderful year where my annual โ€œbest-ofโ€ mix tape was one of the greatest I can remember. Paper Thin is by Laura Kidd, who was then using the She Makes War project name, and features Tanya Donelly on BVs.



Death in Vegas

13th September 1999 (LP), 24th April 2000 (Single)๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

This is the first of three songs featuring Scottish singer Dot Allison.

Here she features on vocals (and co-writing) on Dirge, the opening track from The Contino Sessions, a classic album by Death In Vegas.


E-Bow The Letter


August 1996 (single), 9th September 1996 (LP)๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

This is the song that actually triggered the idea of doing a songs blog. I declared on Twitter (back when that was a thing) that this is a song that I felt I could never truly tire of, and that inspired the idea of a โ€œSongs Iโ€™ll Never Tire Ofโ€ blog. The crap blog name held me back from actually starting something, but eventually I got around to it, renamed it, and here we are.

This tune was released after R.E.M.โ€™s popularity peak, but to me it still stands out as the highlight track from a pretty-decent catalogue.