Johnny Foreigner – Tru Punx / Stagecoach – Salt, Peppa And Spinderella
Having two Tracks of the Week is only sort of cheating when they come from a split 7” single. Or so I'm justifying to myself. Anyway, it's all of us who get to benefit when all four songs on the single are this good.
OK, so it's arbitrary that I've chosen two when I'm linking you to all four songs, but the idea is that when I make the legendary TOTW Playlist at the end of the year it's these two that'll be included. With each of the two bands contributing two songs (a new one and a cover of the other group) I've picked my favourite one by each and put them at the top for your listening pleasure.
'Tru Punx' is a classic JoFo song. Abrasive and bouncy it's got all of the hallmarks that made me fall in love with them.
Johnny Foreigner - 'Tru Punx' by RockSoundMagazine
Stagecoach's cover of 'Salt, Peppa and Spinderella' on the other hand is a shift away from the slacker pop end of what I've heard from them before. The use of the piano gives the cover a completely different take. More sombre it's nearly as affecting as the original
Stagecoach - 'Salt, Pepper & Spinderella' by RockSoundMagazine
Once you've listening to the two of these go for the other two on the single. Both penned by the brilliant Stagecoach.
Stagecoach - 'Not Even Giles Would Say We'll Be OK!!!' by RockSoundMagazine
Johnny Foreigner - 'Good Luck With Yr 45' by RockSoundMagazine