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Music to my ears

According to my mother (and I'm afraid that I have no other verification), there was a documentary on about David Cameron on Thursday night wherein, amongst many other fascinating things, he revealed that his favourite record was The Cure's Friday I'm In Love.

Good choice, that man. I am a big fan of The Cure myself and Friday, I'm In Love, whilst being one of their fluffier numbers is, none the less, a very catchy little pop song.

Of course, it was released in 1992 and so poor Spam must be very behind the times because—if it really is his favourite song—one might have thought that it would have at least placed when Spam was on Desert Island Discs, wouldn't one?

I suppose that it is possible that Cameron only heard Friday, I'm In Love after late May, but one would have thought that it would take a lot to displace such a long-term favourite as Dylan's Tangled Up In Blue, eh?

Perhaps my mother got it wrong; can anyone confirm or deny this? But, I would like to say that, if she is correct, it amply justifies the suspicion that politicians just can't stop lying. And if they are willing to lie, in public and on record, about such trivial things, just imagine what they'll do to cover up the big, bad shit.

UPDATE: I couldn't find a decent quality video of Friday, I'm In Love so here's one of their rather more beautiful songs: 1987's Just Like Heaven—from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me—featuring an almost slim Fat Bob.


As I recall, it's filmed at Beachy Head and the woman in the middle 8 is Fat Bob's wife (girlfriend at the time), Mary.

Comments

Not a sheep said…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxZuj77tUHk seems to be a fair version of Friday, I'm in love - complete with the late 1980s Madnessesque video.
Shug Niggurath said…
Mary, who along with Julian Cope's missus had a penchant for dressing up as her man and doing his interviews for the NME in the eighties and early nineties... hahaha

Cameron is more likely to have chosen Desert Island discs for political approval than mention his favourite Cure song in public, especially since most of the core Cure (Gallup, Smith, Thompson) have went on record savaging the Tories in the past...
William Gruff said…
The Cure are the fucking dog's bollox and 'Friday I'm in Love' one of my favourite songs. It was on the jukebox at the union bar when I was a (mature) undergraduate and it always reminds me of Sheffield in the early nineties.
Anonymous said…
Bunch of bloody goths. Get a haircut.
Martin said…
I remember thinking when Blair made up his stupid stowaway fairytale that if he'd lie about that, what would he NOT lie about?

Friday I'm in Love? Not The Cure at their best, I'd say.

Is Robert Smith still able to buy trousers in normal stores by the way, or does he have to special-order?

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