“Jacob’s Ladder” by The Monochrome Set. Simply divine.
This 80s Jacobs Ladder was better.
Full Disclosure, I loved me some Huey back in the day.
@Pogo_Fuzzybutt – that’s the song I was thinking of also, based on the title of our esteemed host’s tune. It was composed by Bruce Hornsby; here’s him covering it in a completely different (but still equally delightful) way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC-tv7qQ51Y
Oh, is this the competition thread? :-)
This Monochrome Set song is better (although I do really like JL): Jet Set Junta
Then there’s this, although some say this was better.
Monochrome Set were one of my favourite bands – saw them live once too, in the early eighties. I’m particularly fond of their early singles on Rough Trade records – in particular Eine Symphonie des Grauens. The same album that had Jet Set Junta also included Fun for All the Family, with the lines:
Mister Goya, we all declare
Was most unkind and very unfair
To paint us in the way he did
As if the royals had lost their lids
Damn it all, the family pets
Were made to look a safer bet
Giving us what we all want, songs poking fun at the 18th century Royal Family of Spain!
Wow, thanks for that flashback. This is one song I had completely forgotten about until I started listening. This makes Edward Sharpe and the other camp-singalong groups sound not nearly as original as I had first though.
“Monochrome Set” what a beautiful song!
many thanks for making me remember it
very long not to listen to it
Wael A. Mohamed, PhD
I raise you one 80’s british/indian pop song, Monsoon (Sheila Chandra) – Ever So Lonely:
Taunting the tauntable since 1998
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