Monday, 5 January 2015

REWIND: Dodgy - 'So Let Me Go Far'

90s nostalgists like myself remember a time when the singles charts were a world of diversity. A Twitter account called This Is My Jam 95 tweets a link to the official Top 40 from 20 years ago, and each week everyone picks their favourite new entry. Their Twitter page can be found HERE. This week's chart is HERE. This week in 1995 saw new chart entries from The Human League ('Tell Me When'), Siouxie And The Banshees, Megadeth, Thunder, Shawn Colvin and Runrig. It also saw the chart debut of Ini Kamoze's annoying but catchy 'Here Comes The Hotstepper', and the superb 'Crashin' In' by The Charlatans. However, my pick has to be that week's number 30, 'So Let Me Go Far' by the power pop trio Dodgy. The track can be found on their brilliant 'Homegrown' album, which was released the previous year in 1994. Dodgy split in 1999, and reformed almost a decade later. After releasing their acclaimed 2012 comeback album 'Stand Upright In A Cool Place', the band are currently working on their fifth studio LP, which is due for release at some point this year on the Cherry Red label.

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