Monday, 25 November 2013

REWIND: Shane MacGowan and Sinead O'Connor - 'Haunted'

The shop where American Dream used to be is still a comic shop...
Back in 1995, there was a small comic shop in Corsham called American Dream, which also sold a small range of CDs, the only place in the town that you could buy music from. I bought the Oasis single 'Some Might Say' from there during the week it was released and played it repeatedly when I returned to the nearby flat my Dad occupied at the club he managed. Another single I purchased from that shop at around the same time was the breathtaking 'Haunted', an old Pogues B side reprised as a duet between Shane MacGowan and Sinead O'Connor. It was good hearing Shane's gruff tones countered with such a delicate female voice, and what a lovely song too. Should have received more airplay, and should have been a bigger hit. Can't complain though... in 2013 music as good as this wouldn't even get anywhere near the Top 40...


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