Saturday Night Jukebox.......
Everyone Has a Guilty Pleasure
|You can't buy street cred, it's earned|
The Rapture - "House Of Jealous Lovers" (2003)
What happens when you blitz together two extreme genres? You get a delicious edgy cocktail called punk-dance which is perfect for all occasions! It's almost like the ideal song for a first date, you have the scratchy guitar and dirty bass line that will keep the bar propping, toe tapping blokes happy and the fast disco beat with the heavy cowbell to keep us girls pacified on the dance floor! I remember thinking "This is seriously excellent!" instantly after hearing this played for the first time on XFM in a little petrol station in Slough. I think I broke the record for how many times you could play a song on repeat in an evening!
It was later on in the year, I went to see Beck perform at Brixton Academy and we arrived early to ensure a place at the right hand side stairwell. Many a time have I been able to see sweet F.A due to being 5"4. Also, it's not often I get a chance to see the unknown support act. We are usually busy trying to fill ourselves up with cheap Wetherspoon's world beers, in order to save paying for too many of the extortionate £4 Red Stripe in the venue. The support were in full swing and I recognized that dirty bass! It was The Rapture! Squealing with delight in hearing House Of Jealous Lovers, I got well into "shaking down" as requested in the chorus. It was a great set and reassured me they were not a one track wonder. If you like House of Jealous Lovers, I compel you to listen to their first album, "Echoes". If you are already a fan, good news! New York's finest are releasing their third album this year entitled "In The Grace Of Your Love"! Their new single is called "How Deep Is Your Love". And no, it isn't a Bee Gees cover!!
The Rapture - 'House Of Jealous Lovers'
4/ 5Oleh Shell Hunter