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Indian Ocean  performed by  Field Mice  (1990)
From: UK
Mood: delicate, beautiful (ok, a bit wimpy as well perhaps!)
Recommended by delicado [profile] on Monday 4th February 2002

A beautiful guitar pop track, with superbly recorded 12 string and electric guitars, and an immaculately serious, yet shy vocal. Hearing it now, I'm amazed at how well this track has aged. To me, the beauty of the song lies more in the intricacy of its guitar parts than any musical or lyrical innovation. The guitar playing recalls the best indie guitar music of the 80s, particularly Johnny Marr. I remember seeing the band not long after this record came out. The guitarist seemed very shy, and faced the side of the stage, staring into his Rickenbacker. To cap all of this brilliance, this song features a superb fake ending, after which the instrumental refrain comes back in for a final few glorious moments.

from So Said Kay (Sarah Records SARAH 38)
available on CD - Where'd You Learn To Kiss That Way? (Shinkansen Recordings)
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  10 Jun 04 ·farawayfriend: The field mice are one of the great unknown pop bands... a truly gorgeous song by an amazing artist.


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