I am looking at songs that maybe never were played on the radio or songs that were and then stopped. If I don’t add new life to these songs they may become extinct. We may never hear of them again. I must use my (limited) power to save these songs. I look forward to your help in this very important crusade.
Today I would like to save “(We All Need a Little) Lifting” by Dodgy. What a great band name in my view. Dodgy were the subject of many jokes by critics because of their band name and because of their white soul or northern soul that seemed to be a copy of Toploader , Stereophonics, or Oasis.
Many moons ago I was working in a very modern office when technology was really taking off. We had flat screen televisions on the wall which showed stocks and current events. But the coolest part for me was being able to listen to internet radio while I worked all day. Talk about heaven for me. I would go right to the import radio stations always so concerned with what was happening across the pond. Some things never change as that is where most of today’s brilliant music still comes to us.
While listening one day I heard this great white soul from Dodgy. It was so fantastic at the time and stood out among many other greats of Britpop. I can honestly say that I have never heard this song on any other radio station ever. And even now when I try to find the song it is nearly impossible. Look to iTunes, not there. Emusic is cool but they don’t have it. It comes from the album Real Estate. Find it and buy it if you can. Fellow music lovers we must save this song from extinction. The one place it can be found thanks to yellotrash is Youtube and of course Spool Going Round.