13. The Lightning Seeds – “CloudCuckooLand“

GHETTO – charted at #50 on 4th February 1990

Ian Broudie gets 20 automatically because he produced “I Am Kurious Oranj”. He was also in “Big In Japan” and “Original Mirrors”….but that was the 80’s!!

In the 90’s he was a one man music project, The Lightning Seeds, and it feels like it’s a lesson in creating pop music. Opener “All I Want” is the perfect start and tells you what to expect. Sussanah Hoffs covered it!

“Sweet Dreams” and “Don’t Let Go” are highlights but the star is “Pure” which is as close to the perfect pop song as you can get.

A smiley, happy tune and one which burrows into your brain, but look at the lyrics. It’s not an optimistic song, it’s recognition that things will never get better than this….and as I spend my 40-oddth day in lockdown away from the usual clowns daily life throws at you, it’s hard to disagree 🙂

86 – Perfect pop from proper producer.

Published by fatmancunian

I used to work on the radio. Now I talk to myself for free!

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