Monday, 7 June 2010

'Just Like Heaven' - Dinosaur Jr (1989)

“Strange as angels”

Ahhh … flexi discs. That’s right kids, in the days before CD cover mounts, the music mags used to give away tracks on square wobbly vinyl. You can guess how good they sounded. To stop them warping, you had to place them on another record and then weigh them down with spare change. This all required a bit more patience than playing an MP3. But we loved them,

The one above is a Blast First double-header from The Catalogue. Lunachicks take the lead, but I picked it up for Dinosaur Jr. Here they are being brilliantly Dinosaur Jr all over a cracking cover of The Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven’. Bliss. I’d first heard this late one night on the John Peel show and smiled ear to ear. And then it abruptly stopped. Which usually meant Peel had pressed the wrong button again. But this time it was all part of the song. I have no idea to this day why it ends like that. But now I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m all for sudden endi

Spotify linky:
(Mind your ears with this one.)

Spotify bonus linky - the original version:
The Cure – Just Like Heaven

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