Sarah Jones’ bass cover of ‘A New England’. We love bass.
A decade after being schoolmates, I ran into Steve and he asked me to remix this. The break with Kirsty’s harmonies and Johnny’s jangly 12 string blew me away!
Halfway thru mixing, Kirsty burst into the studio with a guitar, exclaiming “I’ve written a song” (Her long period of writer’s block having apparently just ended). Handing me her Gibson she said “Colin you can play guitar can’t you?” (We’d first met briefly earlier that day) – 15 minutes later, we’d recorded ‘Fifteen minutes’.
Jim Robb hits the bassline from ‘They Don’t Know’ for you.
I moved to Prague in 1992, after finishing ‘Kite’ (and many ‘b’sides and extra tracks that Kirsty loved putting on the 10″, 12″ and cd singles for her diehard record collecting fans).
I visited Kirsty a few years later and played her my Czech band Colorfactory’s version of ‘La Forêt de Mímosas’ – She frowned, saying “The vocal’s too quiet, but the cello is very nice” (she always said that she wanted the listener to understand every lyric on first listening).
It’s from our 2nd album, which was originally titled “Infinite One”, but EMI CZ said it was too confusing to have “one” in the title of a 2nd album! When they told me i laughed and said “Ok morons, we’ll call it Second Infinity”
Released in September 1981 on Polydor.
Go on. You can’t hear this song with hearing Kirsty can you?
Another Bragg classic.
One of Ron’s regular YouTube cover uploads, this from 2015.
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From Headhunters in Austin TX back in 2012.