Sunday, 15 March 2015

Oliver: Even As We Speak - Beautiful Day (1 December 1991)

"A mini-drama within a mini-drama" was how Peel described this track from Australian band, Even As We Speak.  It's true that what starts out as a piece of bright, breezy sunshine pop takes a strange lurch into carnival grotesquerie with an apparently unrelated mid-section about the alcohol related death of a Japanese man.  Grotesque enough to make my fiancée look up from her Kindle when I played this earlier, which is always a sign that a song is working.

Video courtesy of Illuviaswittas.

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