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.