We Have Band – “West End Girls”

The original Pet Shop Boys version of this song was sort of a staple of my childhood, being played alongside my Lionel Richie’s Dancing On the Ceiling and Fat Boys cassettes, so I already have a soft spot for the song.  We Have Band does the song justice.  Although they’re not doing anything drastically different, they still sort of modernize it, and songwriting-wise, the song still holds up after 25 years or so.  Honestly, I haven’t heard much else from We Have Band, since their debut record just barely came out two weeks ago, but I can already tell they have good taste as far as their influences go, so I’m going to keep an eye on them.

Snakefinger – “The Model”

Chewing Hides The Sound by SNAKEFINGER Snakefinger consisted solely of Philip Charles Lithman (1949-1987), a frequent collaborator with The Residents, who gave him the Snakefinger alias.

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