Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pompeii - Bear's Den and Bastille

A couple of years ago, we started a list of songs that are different, but share the one word title “Crazy.”  The count stopped at 86 separate songs.  Some “Crazy” songs were very popular, including the ones by Seal, Gnarls Barkley, Aerosmith, and Willie Nelson (made famous by Patsy Cline).

The number of songs entitled "Pompeii" is much smaller, but the total is significant.  Two newcomers have thrown their hats in the ring for best "Pompeii."  Both bands are from London.
The first is a relaxed, "Saturday morning" song from a London trio called Bear's Den.  The band uses the banjo very effectively (I think my friend Maggie would agree).  Andrew Davie is the lead sing of Bear's Den, as he was with Cherbourg.
This "Pompeii" is by Bear's Den

A September 16, 2013 update - for more regarding Bear's Den, visit today's entry at:

The second "Pompeii" is the single from the debut album of Bastille.  The lead singer was born on Bastille Day - thus the name.  The album is scheduled for release in the U.S. on March 5th (albums are released on Tuesdays in the U.S., but Mondays elsewhere).   We admit to loving "tribal" vocals, and that's what sets this "Pompeii" apart from others.

With a break, the Bastille album could be a success.  The diversity is a plus, altough less rap would be better.  As a bonus non-"Pompeii" song, below is another song from Bastille.
"No Angels"

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