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Today’s SotW is by the eccentric British band The Bitter Springs. I had never heard of them until a few weeks ago when I read a review of their latest album, Everyone’s Cup of Tea, in MOJO magazine. It sounded interesting so I listened to it on Spotify.
This band is a hoot. They formed in 1985 as Last Party and changed their name to The Bitter Springs in 1996. Over this period of time they released scores of singles and about a dozen albums. Everyone’s Cup of Tea is their first since 2006, but it’s a double and filled with interesting songs. How this band has escaped me all these years is a puzzlement.
There are many songs from ECOT that I could have chosen for the SotW, but I’ve selected “My Life as a Dog in a Pigsty” for one reason. It contains the funniest lyric I’ve heard in a very long time (at about 2:30 in).
I split up with my fiancée
She caught me in bed with Beyonce
Beyonce was our dog’s name
That was over a year ago
It was so hard to see her go
But the puppies are doing just fine
Sick? Yes. But funny? Hell yes!!!
Enjoy… until next week.
This is really good. I suspect this is what bands like the Barenaked Ladies strive for, but to me fall short.