Thursday, May 16, 2019

Song of the Day: 'I Can't Help Myself' by Orange Juice

Scottish pop tarts Orange Juice never caught on in the U.S., but that didn’t make me any less of a fan. Frontman Edwyn Collins eventually had an unlikely worldwide smash when "A Girl Like You" was used on the "Empire Records" soundtrack -- it was even a Top 40 hit in the U.S.

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But it was his stoke in 2005 that really drew me back to the gifted singer-songwriter. Happy to see that since the 2014 documentary about his rehabilitation, "The Possibilities Are Endless," he's continued to recover and even recorded a new album, both of which he discussed with the Guardian:
I used to be quite an angry young man. I was really opinionated – had lots to say. And I was obsessed with reading anything that was written about me. If there was anything negative I took it deeply to heart. When I was in Orange Juice I could quote you word for word anything bad that had been written about us. Our album Rip It Up got a roasting in the NME and I was so upset I refused to get on the tour bus. I was like that for a long time. And then my stroke happened. Everything changed.
Keep reading HERE.

Orange Juice classic ...

Single from new album ...

1 comment:

Rix said...

Didn't even know he had a group before "A Girls Like You".
Thanks for the enlightenment.