The story of the time in 1991 when Seal briefly became my new pop god.
All the songs of my life, #7 and #8: “The Ship Song” and “The Mercy Seat” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The story of my meandering yet mighty life-long love for Nick Cave begins here, sometime around my 15th birthday.
In August 1989, the girl with the mousy hair sat down to watch an evening of David Bowie videos, and discovered her favourite song of all time.
My 14 year old self was enchanted by this lost classic from a criminally unknown Australian singer-songwriter.
The biggest lightning bolt of them all: the album that made me a music fan, and so, for me, the most important album of all time.
My youthful musical journey got hit by a surge of adrenaline as I discovered this blistering punk-pop classic featuring the mighty Wendy James.
It was May 1989. I was 14, and a new Bowie obsessive, so it was a thrill to discover that he was back with new music! I had a bit of a shock in store.
One evening in December 1988, “Labyrinth” was shown on Singaporean TV. As it was on a bit late for a school night, my mum recorded it so I could watch it the following weekend.
This is a new series where I will talk about all the songs which have impacted my life in one way or another, in roughly chronological order. First up: the song that is the beginning of music for me.