A subsequent investigation showed that there had been an attempt to 'buy-in' the single but it had been nothing to do with the record company or anyone associated with it - hence the single was cleared for a re-release whereupon it stuttered into the bottom end of the Top 40 and then sank, a waste of a rather fabulous single.
Wow, who was behind it then? Some sort of betting syndicate?
Post by thehitparade on Jun 30, 2013 11:09:34 GMT 1
I thought 'Moving To California' was the best Straw song. I don't know whether they did jump out of a window on either of the occasions they were dropped though.
I actually bought the Strangelove album, mainly because I liked 'Another Night In' (which probably doesn't count as forgotten because it was largely ignored at the time). The album version wasn't as good though.
CJ Lewis 'Sweets For My Sweet'-resurrect old hit with confectionary-esque content, use a likeable male rapper, women singing rousing chorus=big hit Copy formula for Duke Baysee=slightly less sizeable hit.
I bought one single by Straw that I felt should have been massive From 2001:
... and two members of Straw went on to form The Jeevas with Crispian Mills of Kula Shaker who produced this UK#35 BritPop smash hit:
Straw's second album "Keepsakes" which was never released is brilliant, they gave away free copies at gigs shortly before they split and 'Sailing Off The Edge Of The World' is not the only gem on the album
when Dan and Andy joined the Jeevas i think Straw's keyboard player used to play live with them, i saw The Jeevas in 2003 for £7 and again in 2003 at T in the Park
Post by Earl Purple on Jun 30, 2013 19:00:34 GMT 1
I've seen a few big hits from my chart here, including one #1.
Of course there are a lot of forgotten UK top 40 hits from around 1997 because hits had a short chart-life back then, especially britpop ones, and they didn't stand out quite as much as they did later on when there were no other indie ones about.
In the period just post britpop there were loads of great indie-pop bands like Straw about who were shelved from playlists simply because it was considered not cool anymore. I remember when "Sailing Off The End Of The World" was rejected by the BBC.
This song was the only top 40 hit for this band, who deserved to be a lot bigger: