It’s been a crazy couple of weeks and so it’s been a while since I pasted something up. Driving to work today, pretty tired, I flicked through quite a few bits, across the radio, USB and CD, but when this came on it had to go up. It brought such a smile to my face.
Rip It Up by Orange Juice.
Many times, probably drunk in a bar or a pub, I have stated that this is the best pop song ever. And in the sober light of day, i stand by that statement. It’s a track most know and love and there’s a good reason for that. It’s genius.
Indie boys doing chic, what’s not to love. The gorgeousness and funkiness of that heavily affected guitar riff still blows my mind every time I hear it. Plus the bass and rhythm guitar are brilliant too not to mention Mr Collins brilliant vocal.
After all this time it still sounds so good. When I was djing and there were no CD players or mp3s I hunted a 7″ coy of this down so I could play it out. It always went down a storm. Turn it up and get your air rhythm guitar out.