Saturday, 20 October 2018

Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera

Of the millions of songs which have been recorded, only 30 songs can make it into The Lucy Museum of Musicians who deserve entry to Lucy's Museum of Musicians and at number 11 we have Somewhere In My Heart by Aztec Camera (1988).

Shoulder pads, Rubix Cubes, neon yellow leg warmers and Aztec Camera. If you cut this song in half it would have 'eighties' written all the way through it like a stick of rock but unlike many of its contemporaries this song has worn well.
The band were one of those who were around but never at the forefront of things until this song which was almost omitted from the album that spawned it as Aztec Camera were trying to head off into a new direction which is ironic as this is the song that most people remember them for.
The song has everything from trumpets and piano to a great guitar and saxophone solo and is a real feel-good summery type song with a great music video which throws me back to the carefree summers of yesteryear and is inexplicably linked in my mind with the film Beetlejuice in a memory of driving to the cinema on a blazing summers day with friends and us all singing along with the song on the radio.

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