Kev and Sarah’s considered and insightful reviews of the Papples’ latest album has inspired me to do something similar with one of the presents Ian gave me for Christmas – that being the 1986 album “Mosaic” by Wang Chung.
I was particularly excited when I opened the cellophane to discover that this seems to be an original pressing which has been waiting patiently in its box since 1986, and the booklet inside is starting to show its 30 years a bit. The music inside is as fresh as ever, though. The title comes, of course, from the lyrics of the final track, in which Wang Chung tell us that the world is a mosaic upon a golden floor.
Kev and Sarah had two words each but, since there’s only one of me being subjected to this album, I have decided to award myself all four words.
|Track||Title||Word 1||Word 2||Word 3||Word 4|
|1||Everybody Have Fun Tonight||Nobody’s||having||fun||tonight|
|3||The Flat Horizon||Bland||with||misplaced||gospel|
|6||Eyes of the Girl||Awfulness||of||the||song|
|7||A Fool and His Money||Drum||fill||caused||screams|
|8||The World In Which We Live||Too||long||too||preachy|
My favourite part is during “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” where, sometimes, instead of singing “everybody have fun tonight” they sing “everybody Wang Chung tonight”. It shows how they’re having lots of fun tonight making their music, and sets an excellent example for their fans.
In summary, then: Wank Chunk.