Friday, 17 October 2014

50 songs to take to my grave #18: Song To The Siren

For the record, we are talking This Mortal Coil's version here. Quite simply, the most beautifully plaintive, desolate and haunting record ever recorded. Liz Fraser's vocal transcends singing, the minimalist backing track proves beyond doubt that less really is more, and the production is absolutely exquisite. It not only blew my mind when I first heard it, it entered my bloodstream and has been part of my soul ever since. And it still blows my mind.

Hell, I'm not even going to try and justify this selection any further. If you remain unconvinced, go and buy a One Direction record and spend eternity in musical hell. For everyone else, JC featured this record a few weeks ago; read his piece on it here. Then listen and die a better person.


  1. it is haunting and desolate - but also strangely sexy ... okay just me then

  2. And then there's the Half Man Half Biscuit version.

  3. i miss Elisabeth Frazier's voice and i want this played at my funeral