Sunday, June 22, 2008

The weekly round-up from over at Star Maker Machine - Footwear


My posts this week:

- Slip In Mules - Sugar Pie DeSanto (this one went down espcially well)

- Red Shoes (The Angels Wanna Wear My) - Elvis Costello (plus a lovely cover by Hem)

- In These Shoes? - Kirsty MacColl

- Red shoes edition - featuring Chris Rea, Tom Waits, Sawyer Brown, Elton John, Kate Bush, Throwing Muses and David Bowie

- Big Shoes - Jill Sobule

- Boots or Hearts - The Tragically Hip

and

- Walk A Mile - Holly Golightly (get more Holly Golightly in this live music review)


This week (my third as a contributor over there) there were more songs than ever that were on my shortlist, but that were posted by others before I got around to it...some seriously great tunes. But, as ever, there were still a few more. So, below are some tracks that I just didn't manage to fit in, and which nobody else posted either.


Boogie Shoes - K.C. and The Sunshine Band

Earth Boots - Galliano

Try Walking In My Shoes - Depeche Mode

I even considered Venus In Furs because of its "shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather"!


It has only just been decided that we can post 21st century tracks over there...previously, the rule was 20th century tracks only (with the odd naughty exception if you could give a good defense!), so here are some noughties songs that fit the 'footwear' theme:


Step On My Old Size Nines - Stereophonics

Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand

Dancing Shoes - Arctic Monkeys

Billy the Kid's Dream of the Magic Shoes - The Mountain Goats

Pretty Shoes - Jens Lekman


And, just to round things off, how about a couple of (decent) 'novelty' songs?


Hole In My Shoe - Neil

Nigel Planer as Neil Pye, the hippie from The Young Ones...fabulous stuff! (It helps if you are familiar with the character, however!).

Kinky Boots - Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman holds the, ahem, honour of being the only octogenarian I would still 'do'! She is ridiculously hot...and still so classy and vivacious.



P.s. If anyone has an mp3 of Nick Heyward's song Rollerblade, please please please could you get in touch - I had that song on cassette single and loved it, but can't find it available anywhere now...I would love you forever! :o)

2 comments:

BAMBOO BLITZ said...

Nice one D! I'm going to have to check out this little side project of yours :)

Nico said...

Chacned upon your blog when searching for Lekman songs- can I be so bold as to direct you to a rather apposite bootleg that I did of Pretty Shoes? www.myspace.com/nicobootleg