Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Brilliant Corners - Creamy Stuff (1991)

This is a really outstanding compilation from another great English band that managed to fly under of the radar despite their hummable, convivial style that should have landed them a number of hits. It's one of those scenarios where if they'd come along a year sooner or later, things might've been different, but fate was not in their favor. The band was formed in 1984 in Bristol by David Woodward (vocals, guitars), Chris Calvin (bass), and Bob Morris (drums) and released their first album, Growing Up Absurd in 1985.

They were always structurally tight and their sound consisted of twangy jangle pop with a jaunting rock n roll spirit, and was full of catchy riffs and toe-tappin' hooks. Its the type of music that'll make you want to dance around your room all silly-like when you're getting ready to go out for the night. Lyrically, their subject matter was in alignment with their musical style and filled with plenty of light-hearted innuendos and shifted from slapstick teenage romance ("Brian Rix," "Teenage") to political sarcasm ("Sixteen Years") to Happy Mondays-esque irrelevant and fun rock nonsense ("The Pope, the Monkey, and the Queen"). The band also had quite a few music videos, a few of which I posted below for your viewing pleasure.

Rating: 9/10


1 comment:

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