Rant Of The Day is where I get to mouth off about whatever I feel like for however long I like. Theoretically, I'll update my whinge/opinion piece every weekday; in practice, maybe not so often.
Essentially, I only wanted the CD for one track: the cover version of 'Waterloo' by Bananarama. Not only does this neatly merge two of my favourite musical obsessions, but it also marks the first recording by the original Bananarama lineup - Keren, Sarah and Siobahn -- since Shuv left a decade ago and formed Shakespears Sister. How cool is that?
It's interesting to note that on this version, Siobahn's Sister-era leanings are every bit as apparent as the trademark Nana sound. She sings in the throaty tones familiar to anyone who has heard 'Stay', while Sarah and Keren pursue, as ever, a more blended approach. The result is a fascinating Sister-Nana hybrid, rather than a straight reunion record, but that makes it all the more interesting, really. Siobahn is rumoured to be "assisting" on the next Nanas album, so there could be a few interesting outcomes.
I'd have happily paid $35-odd dollars just for that song, but some of the other tracks are quite impressive too. The title theme 'A Song For Eurotrash' is perverse yet catchy, Terry Hall and Sinead O'Connor duet on Dana's famous list song 'All Kinds Of Everything', and even 'Congratulations' gets a mauling. I can't help wondering why Bucks Fizz's 'Making Your Mind Up' isn't part of the tracklist, though. You'd think Oasis would have been dying to do it.
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