Pop Brilliance – Here’s ‘LAID’ By JAMES (1993)

Top singles from the past…

28 February 2020

Band: James (UK)
Single: Laid 
B-sides: Wah Wah Kits on 7″ and
Wah Wah Kits, The Lake and Seconds Away on CD
Released: 1 November 1993
Album: Laid– the band’s fifth LP
Score: The single peaked at #25 in the UK

“This bed is on fire with passionate love, the neighbours complain
about the noises above, but she only comes when she’s on top”

Here’s an ecstatic live version…

JAMES: Facebook


Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

Let us focus this week on some ace live firework to turn up the heat

1. ‘Rocks’ by PRIMAL SCREAM
(Glastonbury Festival, UK 2013)

2. ‘Going Up The Country’ by KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS
(Sydney, Australia, 2012)

3. ‘Common People’ by PULP
(Glastonbury Festival, UK 1998)

4. ‘Laid’ by JAMES
(Isle of Wight Festival, UK – 2015)

5. ‘Hot Stuff’ by MILES KANE
(TRNSMT Festival Scotland, 2018)

See/hear you next week, music junkies

TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – ‘Laid’ – Pop Masterpiece By JAMES Is 25…

Remarkable albums from the past…

‘Laid’ by JAMES
Released: 27 September 1993 – 25 years ago

BBC MUSIC wrote: “It may be hard to believe, but once upon a time, back in the pre-Britpop era of the early 90s, James were one of the biggest groups in the UK… A warm, subtle album in tone, songs like Out to Get You, One of the Three and Lullaby might be seen as forerunners of Snow Patrol’s more-measured, less-grating fare… The cover may make your eyes bleed – the band in dresses, eating bananas – but the contents of Laid comprise what is probably James’ real masterpiece.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: I’m still wondering why these colorful and sprightly popsmiths didn’t become global stars.

THREE TOP TRACKS: Laid / Out To Get You / Sometimes

* LAID – If that doesn’t make you happy then I don’t know what will do the trick …

* OUT TO GET YOU – goosebumps beauty…

* SOMETIMES“Sometimes, when I look deep in your eyes I swear I can see your soul”

JAMES: Facebook – Website