Thursday, January 15, 2009

Friday's best pop song ever

XTC, "Towers of London"

8 comments:

duriandave said...

Ahh... one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands... :)

houseinrlyeh said...

I dittoe what duriandave said. ;)

memsaabstory said...

Oh, nostalgia!!!!!!!

I ditto the above too!

Todd said...

Oh, phew! Finally a crowd pleaser. And here I was planning to post "Baby" by Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso--and would have if the video I'd found of it hadn't been taken off YouTube.

Glad you all like. Picking a favorite out of XTC's vast catalog of great pop songs is one of those tasks that is as pleasurable as it is difficult.

houseinrlyeh said...

Well, I wouldn't have protested against the Costa/Veloso team-up, either. ;)

Todd said...

Glad to know it, House! There was a really nice clip of the Costa/Veloso song from a late 60s TV broadcast, but now it's gone. It seems that the music gremlins have done a sweep of YouTube recently, because, if you look at my previous song posts from a few weeks back, a couple of them have already been taken down.

houseinrlyeh said...

Because nobody ever bought an album after seeing a YouTube video.

Todd said...

Yes, and the millions of dollars that could have been had from exploitng the rights to an obscure, 45 year old song by The Cookies are lost due to one low-fi audio clip appearing on the internet. Do these pirates have no decency?