Thursday, August 27, 2020

Song of the Day: 'One of Our Submarines' by Thomas Dolby

Although average people remember Thomas Dolby, if they remember him at all, as a one-hit wonder for "She Blinded Me With Science," he actually produced some of the finest synth pop of the British new wave. Two of his best were "Europe and the Pirate Twins" and this one, "One of Our Submarines," which along with Blondie's "Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)," Laurie Anderson's "From the Air" and Eurythmics' "Jennifer" are some of the most haunting songs of all time.

In addition to an impressive solo discography, software endeavors and scores for films and video games, Dolby has also produced albums by Joni Mitchell, Prefab Sprout, George Clinton and Whodini -- and worked as a session musician for the likes of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Malcolm McLaren, Joan Armatrading Thompson Twins and Belinda Carlisle,. How's that for eclectic? 


Blobby said...

i LOVED (and love) this song. It was so much better than 'Blinded Me with Science"

Stephen said...

Great song and the synthesizer is so hauntingly beautiful and powerful.