Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Welsh Wednesday #38

#38: Poodle Rockin' by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

A band that rode just beneath the wave of Cool Cymru and Britpop, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci were somewhat unfortunate not to have received the same mainstream attention of some of their peers (Super Furry Animals, Catatonia). In fact, they set a rather unfortunate chart record, being the act with the most Top 75 singles (8) without ever breaking the Top 40.

You wonder why songs like Poodle Rockin' didn't quite provide the crossover hit they deserved. They had a few gems in their catalogue. I'm not sure the band themselves were all that fussed about it necessarily, but it would have been nice had they had the opportunity to infiltrate the Top Of The Pops studio and had the pop kids scratching their heads in bemusement.

Poodle Rockin' was the second single from the band's sixth studio album 'Spanish Dance Troupe' from 1999. It reached the dizzy heights of number 52 in the charts, so not much chance of some primetime TV exposure this time around either.

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