"Our aim is true. Highlight some quality tunes that have become somewhat overlooked & forgotten. We post a few Neglected Nuggets every day. Join us. Way Out West."
So reads the profile of one of Twitter’s more interesting accounts. Taking full advantage of all the great music that’s out there on the internet, mostly You Tube videos, Neglected Nuggets strives to remind those who follow the account just how good some of those old tunes we’ve forgotten are. Besides random links to say Sparks performing Get In The Swing on Top of The Pops – check out those shorts – or The Wolfhounds minor classic Anti-Midas Touch Neglected Nuggets also invite followers to submit their own top tens of a favourite overlooked band or musician.
Recent top tens have included links to top ten (admittedly arbitrary) songs and or videos of Neu, Gang Of Four, Shack (not guilty!) and, last night, New England’s finest, Jonathan Richman. Tonight I’ll be doing my own top ten favourite songs of The Trashcan Sinatras, a band who hail from Scotland but have found a home in the States. Perennial favourites of college radio stations and people who like clever lyrics married to catchy guitar riffs, The Trashcan Sinatras have been steadily releasing albums, singles and downloads – checkout their website. They’re a band that seem to have embraced and thrived in the MP3 world of today despite their advancing years – providing me with plenty of great tunes to choose from. I’m sure my top ten won’t please every Trashcans fan but if it turns one or two people onto a band they’ve previously been unaware of I can live with that.
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