Tuesday Ten: 100: Now Sports

With a big summer of sport coming up – well, ok, the World Cup, as well as the usual stuff like Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix, etc – let’s have a look at the musical world of sports. Not all have been good, mind – all too often songs about one sport or the other are written specifically for the event, which doesn’t always end up with a track that is any good. Those songs that just happen to be about one sport or another are frequently better and certainly more interesting, but it’s surprising, in some respects, just how few tracks there are to choose from. As the title suggests, by the way, this is a Three Lions-free zone. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 100: Now Sports”

Tuesday Ten: 099: Joy Division/New Order covers – 30 years since the death of Ian Curtis

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death. The influence of his band and of course New Order that formed in the wake of his death has been enormous, and nowhere is this shown more by the massive list of covers of both band’s songs. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 099: Joy Division/New Order covers – 30 years since the death of Ian Curtis”

Tuesday Ten: 098: It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

Something of a touchy subject for this week, perhaps, but this list was inspired after hearing one song too many in this realm from one of the bands in this list. Some will have a higher, er, tolerance than others for this kind of thing, but with the amount of music I hear I frequently wince at some of the lyrics, and think that fans – and women – deserve better than this. Needless to say, this week is about bands or particular songs with a misogynistic or unpleasantly sexist male viewpoint. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 098: It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”