Simple Minds Rockets:
Simple Minds chugging new single Rockets is an odd case: the verses are much stronger than the chorus. It's still pretty catchy and not too cheap sounding, as these affairs often are (can you imagine what Spandau's new music will sound like?) This band have been releasing music nonstop since 1977 and have a new CD out on May 25 called Graffiti Soul. There was much ballyhoo last year when the Jim (ex Mr Hynde/Mr Kensit) Kerr announced he was reforming the original lineup. Well, booyouwhores, it lasted ten seconds before he brought in other players. You can take the boy out of Scotland, but you can't return 'im. The new album sounds like it will be more modern rock/pop versus anything electronic. It was mixed by Bob Clearmountain, who mixed their seminal Once Upon A Time in 1985.
I won't overstate my love for Simple Minds: I only own two albums and a smattering of other tunes, but I love Jim's voice. When I was a freshman, a chick from Jersey who lived in my dorm insisted I looked like Jim Kerr. May be the eyes, but I don't see it...
Top Ten Plus One Simple Minds Songs
you can tell my age here - I was into the mid-80's rock/pop stuff
Don't You (Forget About Me)
Alive And Kicking
See The Lights
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
This Is Your Land
Let It All Come Down
Speed Your Love To Me
Once Upon A Time
I always thought Streisand could have blown people's minds by doing a big grand version of the big grand Let It All Come Down. And did you know Jim Kerr runs his own hotel in Taormina, Italy? It's called Villa Angela and it looks a little Scarface-tastique in its interiors...