EXCURSIONS INTO THE WORLD OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S MUSIC: PART I. FOALS

Music issues forth from PC speakers

Me: What’s that then?

Mr P: It’s that band I was talking about. They’re a bunch of maths geeks and they write tunes based on mathematical formulae or something. They’re called Foals. That’s a mistake for an Indie band. You need a “The” in your name to be Indie.

Me: They sound like The Gang of Four

Mr P: No they’re not! They’re tighter than the Gang of Four. Ooh…hang on…they sing like the Gang of Four…

Me: Hmmm…wonder if they’ve heard of Fad Gadget…

Mr P: Oh god, not Fad Gadget!

Me: Hmmm…bit of early Ultravox…and a bit of Cure…oooh…and some Thompson Twins…sounds a lot like what I used to listen to when I was 17…Hmmm…quite good.

Mr P: I’ve gone off them now.

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