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Lovejoy - Plays Biff Bang Pow

  by Caleb Smith

published: 12 / 3 / 2002

Lovejoy - Plays Biff Bang Pow
Label: Matinee Recordings
Format: 7"


Gripping, acoustic homage to eighties C86 band Biff Bang Pow by Brighton group, Lovejoy

This single harks back to a time when simple strummed pop just wasn't enough. The mainstream press weren't interested in it, no matter how solid the conviction, attitude and belief. Fanzines, flexi discs and a good compilation tape didn't sit well with the shiny modern times and only formed the smallest shield to get you through life's whirlpool. Although not remembered as fondly as others, Biff Bang Pow's intentions were always pretty straight and true. The two tracks here 'Hug Me Honey' and 'The Beat Hotel' are subtle, sweet and have been stripped bare by Lovejoy. They illustrate the point that, with the cultural zeitgeist now appreciating, all things fey (Belle and Sebastian, Track and Field etc.) a bit of re-evaluation is in order….it's ok you can say it…its good…no sod that…its great. Whether its the fact that Biff Bang Pow really were "doing it for the kids" or that it's made me smile now at the fact that I was upset when Sarah put out a CD by them , I'm not sure. Anyhow I don't mind. Lovejoy have really got a hold on me and that's just fine.

Track Listing:-
1 Hug Me Honey
2 The Beat Hotel

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