Carter USM play their last show tonight, ever. Maybe right now. Sniff. In honour of that, here's some for you. It's also partly inspired by them being on BBC 6music's Maida Vale session not that long ago. Apparently it was the most requested ticket for any of the sessions (10,000 applications for 200 tickets?!), which suggests either a large and loyal fanbase, or the same people applying under 200 false names (Mat).
So here's "The Impossible Dream", which shouldn't really work for Carter, I don't think. But it does, somehow, and in fact I really like it. Passion, my friends, passion. You can't put a price on that (apart
from £2.99 from HMV in 1992).
Good b-sides on this one, too. First one is very earnest, as you'd expect, with a very good chorus. The second one starts like Queen, but I assume it isn't a sample as I doubt Carter could ever have afforded the fees, but there certainly is a sample later on... Third b-side (good old days) is awesome, it's got jazz and rock and 'ting'. You'll understand. Well worth an ear.
1. The Impossible Dream
2. Turn On, Tune In And Switch Off
3. When Thesaurases Ruled The Earth*
4. Bring On The Girls !
*A nod and a wink to EMF, KLF and PWEI
Enjoy it while it lasts.