Friday, March 11, 2005


Super Water Cole

Probably spoiled by over exposure in ad land, Smile, is still, nevertheless, a jolly bouncing chune. It's the simplicity of Strange Boat that makes it probably my favourite Waterboys song. Anyone whose ever played an acoustic guitar can pick up this song in an instant. Which is a good thing. "I was looking for a rhyme for the New York Times..." begins Charlotte Street and so continues the marvellous lyrical inventiveness of Mr Cole in this classic. The simple refrain is also a joy.

Supernaturals - Smile
The Waterboys - Strange Boat
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Charlotte Street
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