Here comes tracks 11 through 15….
11. Scaffold – Buttons Of Your Mind
The Scaffold were famous for several 2 minute ditties, silly songs. Many people will know many of them, Lily The Pink, Thank You Very Much, Ging Gang Goolie, Liver Birds etc. but might not know the name of the band who wrote them. This track was on the B-side to Lily The Pink which was coincidentally #1 in the singles chart on the day I was born. Another two minute piece of fluff it has my all time favourite lyric.
And I wonder if I ever knew the more elusive inner you,
For the buttons of your mind were difficult to find and my fingers far too clumsy
I sometimes give off the wrong impression of myself to people, which is somewhat deliberate it has to be said. Stand offish, non-approachable, scary, grumpy, taciturn are all words that colleagues have used to describe me! Ah, if only they knew the more elusive inner me
This is one of two tracks on the The Album that I had to buy as I only had a vinyl version of the song.
12. Melanie C – Never Be The Same Again
Am I going to get stick for liking ex-Spice Girl Melanie C’s solo stuff? I don’t care, I like it and I love this song.
13. The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
My all-time favourite song by any artist. This is the original version but the version used in the film of the same name (which I have never seen) is just as good. Love it, love it, love it.
14. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Boston Tea Party
Does anybody remember this being played on Top Of The Pops back when it was a hit? The guitarist dressed as a clown etc.? I do and this song is another summer holiday driving around the country track. It reminds me of warm summer days on holiday with the family.
15. Elvis Presley – Always On My Mind
I could take or leave Elvis until my wife to be house shared with a total Elvis nut. He had everything and I could still take or leave his early rock-n-roll stuff. But I like his later material and I could put one of a few tracks on here. I chose this one.