Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Let's get back to the England part of the All England Club for a bit...

Brakes (aka BrakesBrakesBrakes in the USA) are a side project/super group consisting of members of The Electric Soft Parade and British Sea Power. Now, while I don't dislike either of those bands, I also don't love either. The thing is, I don't even love Brakes, but every once in a while, I find one song in particular that stands out so much that I feel the need to point it out. Which is not to say the record isn't worth checking out and buying, it has some great moments, but this track in particular is the reason to care.

It's not brand new, the record meanders a lot and isn't great from start to finish, but there is absolutely no denying how great "Don't Take Me To Space (Man)" really is. It's grand, it's larger than life, it's anthemic and it's a perfectly crafted rock music moment. It's the kind of power pop song you wish all of your favorite bands had written. It's the kind of song you dig out to play for people, who will inevitably love it as well. And it's songs like that that deserve your attention, no matter how old or overlooked they might be by everyone else.

Brakes- Don't Take Me To Space (Man)

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