Be Here Now – February 22, 2017

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This week’s edition of Bubble Wrap featured new songs from Wild Skies, Annabelle’s Curse, and Sallie Ford, among many others.  On the funky side, we had a bunch of new old 12″ cuts from the 1980s, as well as an a capella version of Pleasure Principle by Janet Jackson.

Wild Skies, from Chicago, gave us “Fumes and Faith,” which has country hit written all over it, although maybe not one of this era.  Other highlights included “Debt Song” by Matthew Squires and Sallie Ford’s exceptional “Middle Child.”

CG’s 12″ers included an extended version of “Love’s Got Me In Triangles” by Haircut 100 and “Things Can Only Get Better” by Howard Jones.

In the category of Unusual Covers, Men of North Country, a “soul” band from Tel Aviv, performed a raucous cover of “Richard Cory” (repurposed by Simon and Garfunkel from a poem by Edward Arlington Robinson) while Rhythm Scholar created a sweet electro-mix out of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.”

Read on for the full playlist:

February 22, 2017
Be Here Now

WDW – Overture (theme park music)
Fern Jones – Strange Things Happening Every Day
Wild Skies – Fumes and Faith
Annabelle’s Curse – Be Here Now

Angela Bofill – Too Tough (12″ version)
Haircut 100 – Love’s Got Me In Triangles (extended version)

Bunyi Sembunyi – Lela Renteka
? – A Call Beyond
Prominence – Mood Ring
Prince – Old Friends For Sale
Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
SaltnPepa – Imagine

Men of North Country – Richard Cory
Matthew Squires – Debt Song
Sallie Ford – Middle Child
Little Star – I Just Wanna Lie
Poster – Better Something

Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle (a capella version)
Rare Essence – No Bang No More

Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now (Rhythm Scholar remix)
Tall Ships – Petrichor
Curse of Lono – Pick Up The Pieces