Lazy Post

In the comments for the post on Brilliant Mind, Mr H of the always excellent Ghost Of Electricity stated that he always grouped the song with Driving Away From Home by It’s Immaterial.

So I decided to dig out the single but couldn’t find it, don’t know where it is.

Yesterday I had reason to be in the West End of Glasgow and decided to check out Oxfam music on Byres Road as I usually do when I’m in that neck of the woods.What did I find in the 12″ singles bin, yes a pristine copy of Driving Away From Home, quelle coincidence, and for only £1.99. It had to be purchased. I also managed to pick up a copy of The Crown by Gary Bird And The GB Experience and a mint copy of Stutter by James for a criminally under priced 99p. Not a bad lunch time haul.

As usual,  Davy was spot on with his comments, as when playing the tune, it did kind of remind me of Brilliant Mind but that may be because the idea had already been planted in my head.

Driving Away From Home was released in 1986 and got to #18 in the UK singles chart. I seem to remember that it became quite a favourite with the balaeric crowd a year or two later.

It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Wicked weather For Walking)

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6 Responses to Lazy Post

  1. gareth says:

    Drew – I see what Davy H. means. Listening to some of their other stuff I'm more in the mind of it sounding like the bastard offspring of Mike&The Mechanics and The Thompson Twins! Check out 'Ed's Funky Diner' as a case in point.

    Still think it's funny that Driving Away from Home was an Ibiza essential…


  2. davy h says:

    I love coincidences like that…

  3. yay, love this tune!

  4. drew says:

    I just wish I had picked up the equally as pristine 12″ of The First Picture Of Summer. I thought to myself at the time “you'll regret it if you don't take it”. Bugger!

  5. davy h says:

    I have that, but I won't rub it in.

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