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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Fourteen



My daughter Eliza was born fourteen years ago today, arriving at four minutes to five on a Saturday morning back in 2003. She's been barely a moment of trouble ever since apart from a worrying diversion into Ed Sheeran's most recent album. Chatham troubadour Pete Molinari had a song for an Eliza on his 2010 A Train Bound For Glory album.

For Eliza

When I was fourteen, in 1984, the number one single in the UK this week was Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Cold War epic Two Tribes, riding in on Trevor Horn's thunderous production. Not quite as good as Relax but then not much else at that time was. The spoken intro warning of nuclear war still sends shivers down the spine. This version (below) was for the 30th anniversary of their Welcome To The Pleasure Dome album.

8 comments:

drew said...

Happy birthday Eliza. Hope you have a great day after school of course.

The Swede said...

Happy birthday Eliza. For my money 'Two Tribes' pips 'Relax', but either way, they are both still pretty remarkable songs.

C said...

Happy birthday to Eliza! 'Two Tribes' really was - and still is - a staggeringly powerful song. Not surprised it had an effect on you at 14!

Jake Sniper said...

Happy Birthday to Eliza

drew said...

I too prefer Two Tribes

Echorich said...

Happy Birthday Eliza!!! And SA, the Two Tribes Annhilation Mix is one of the 100 "Epic Epoch" Remixes I put together a few years ago.

JC said...

"She's been barely a moment of trouble ever since apart from a worrying diversion into Ed Sheeran's most recent album"

Spoken like a true muso snob....it made me laugh out loud.

Belated happy birthday Eliza. You'll one day, and it won't be too far away, come to realise that your old man has really cool taste in music.

Oh and Two Tribes as its one of the greatest agit-pop songs of all time.

acidted said...

Happy belated birthday Eliza