For my Flashback Friday, I didn’t go back too far to find Clinic‘s Bubblegum video. Just to 2010!
I was reminded of Bubblegum when the electronic sounding twang that echoes throughout the song got caught in my head, recently. Slow yet upbeat songs tend to get stuck in my head on days when it feels too hot to do things at the fast pace you feel comfortable with.
The songs great but the video is even better. It was done by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney, who got nominated for one of those music awards that MTV still pointlessly gives out every year.
According to my Insagram feed, all of my friends have turned back in to wee children with the ability to use the internet, orrrrr its Flashback Friday! I wish I could use this pointless term to post music on that feed and be the old grumpy person that says “remember when music was written and played well?!”
Turns out that I can! So for this flashback Friday, I remembered how great this song by 10cc is and wanted to share it with you! It starts off with a beat and riff that reminds me of one of my favorite Damned songs, the abruptly turns into something with vocals that make it sound like a less operatic Sparks song, and the way the guitar riffs trail throughout the song, makes it almost as powerful as a good Led Zeppelin ditty.
My favorite silly lyric:
“You know the art of conversation must be dying when a romance depends on cliches and toupees and threepes”