Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sandi Thom: Condensed

James T emails with exciting news:

I hope you're as excited about this as I am. Sandi Thom is finally releasing her Greatest Hits! I'm surprised they managed to condense it down to just *one* CD, but I'm glad they're giving it a summer release to prevent a witch-hunt after she beats the inevitable 15 Jackson compilations to number 1. Full story (just as tongue in cheek as this email) at Popjustice.

They've managed, somehow, to find 18 tracks for the album. Actually, 17, because the only song that anyone remembers is on there twice (I Wish I Was A Punkrocker - no, the one you were thinking of was probably KT Tunstall).

They've got a "live from the basement" track in the mix - you'll vaguely remember that Thom was launched as some sort of internet powerhouse who was self-made in her own basement with a webcam, until the story started to unravel and it turned out to be a PR stunt, so it's nice to remember that happy time.

There's also a song called When Horsepower Meant What It Said - which, erm, would be ever since the term was invented, as it's a measure of the amount of work a horse could do and only makes sense as a comparison figure for machines.

Still, the upside of all this is it sounds like a recording contract being tidily finished up, doesn't it?


Anonymous said...

After reading this I decided to look up this "When Horsepower Meant What It Said". Not to listen to (I'm not feeling in a masochistic mood today) but to find out what the lyrics are. They are funnier than I could imagine (here in case you're interested but don't feel it's worth googling). There's a whole thing about being stuck in a traffic jam and horse wanted their old jobs back. Presumably she (or whoever is writing this nonsense) believes that any animal would actually choose to carry another for the other's benefit.

Libby said...

Terrible indeed, well, at least now her career is also in line with her lyrics....of the past!

Anonymous said...

If she wasnt so dreadful it would be funny but people actually go out and buy this sort of crap, Charlie Brooker was right, she truely is the Antichrist of Music.

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