When you hear a song that sounds like another, do you love it? Lament it? Or just think whatever? Here are 4 songs which pay tribute to one of world's most iconic pop artists of the last 35 years...Lawrence Hayward.
Here's the reason why we're publishing this. See, a few month ago we asked for a phone interview with the man Lawrence Hayward himself. He recently released a new album with Go-Kart Mozart. Belting. We had so many questions we wanted to ask.
But then we thought, who the fuck reads long interviews about depressed artist who always say the same stuff?
So we had this idea instead; let's get him listen to these 4 tunes instead and then we could have a conversation. It did not happen. Yep, no one got back to us. Shame really, it could have been fun and different. But then who are we? Who the fuck are you? And who the hell is Lawrence and his management?!
Anyway, here are the 4 tracks we wanted to talk about. *Sob*
Teenage Fanclub - Belt
It would have been the first one. An obvious tribute (Belt - Felt, get it?) and a great song which has all the elements that made Felt famous. Lawrence would have said; "well, I really like Teenage Fanclub because they're the greatest band in the world", or summat' like that.
Girls - Lawrence
Another obvious tribute and again, a great song. Lawrence is darker than Belt from the Fannies and more obscure, too. Lawrence actually met Christopher Owens and they had a nice chat in a park talking about drugs and gay people. It's on YouTube somewhere. "What a great day in the park we had", he'd say.
The Feelies - It's Only Life
Ah, the Feelies, a great indie pop band! Somewhat forgotten and of course nothing without Felt. Lawrence likes The Feelies and we go on talking about that one time they met in America. Probably. Psst...it works with most songs on their third album Only Life.
Thin White Rope - Exploring The Axis
I didn't know that this band existed until I googled "Band influenced by Felt". Their name was on a list. At first, I thought it was shit. Then the dude started to sing and it matched the melody and style perfectly. Good find. But we think Lawrence would have mixed opinions on this one, " a bit too close to my own style", or something so pretentious. We'll probably use this song for the feature we'll do on Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. LOL.
*We'd like to thank Lawrence's management for not accepting our interview. Cheers*