Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Song of the Day: 'I Could Be Happy' by Altered Images

I remember dying seeing this video with my brother Bill the summer we got MTV and running out to buy "Pinky Blue" and "Happy Birthday" at Hollywood Records near Mesa Community College. Would have loved to have seen Clare Grogan perform a bunch of Altered Images hits in Los Angeles earlier this year, but wasn't able to make it. Damian and I have booked our Wimbledon adventure for this summer to celebrate my 50th birthday, and are still mapping out the rest of the time we'll be over there. Going to Glasgow has suddenly risen to the top in part because a friend tells me it's the country's best city, which makes sense given the fact that such a small place could produce a handful of my all-time favorite bands, including Clare and the boys, the Bluebells, Aztec Camera, Orange Juice and the Questions, as well as the Trash Can Sinatras, Big Country, Belle and Sebastien, Simple Minds, the Cocteau Twins, Shirley Manson (Angelfish) -- not to mention the Bay City Rollers!

If you're in the U.K., be on the lookout for Altered Images on tour soon!

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