Continuing this very popular viewed series of Hidden Gems (tracks which should have been hits). I’ll present you a track via YouTube, Daily Motion, Soundcloud or another site. These posts are for the music only.
Today I bring you one of the biggest travesties in pop music in the UK. This band Care was formed by the recently reunited The Wild Swans lead singer Paul Simpson and Ian Broudie (Kingbird – producers of Echo & The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes) Big In Japan member who went on from this to form The Lightning Seeds. Flaming Sword was the first single by the band but Arista didn’t seem to promote it well enough. They did however promote the other former member of The Wild Swans, Jem Kelly, who formed The Lotus Eaters – producing the classic ‘The First Picture Of You‘. But this is just as listenable with such a catchy chorus. For some reason there isn’t a video but this one used the Water Margin TV series seems apt enough – besides I liked that series.
So should it have been a hit or a miss?
Flaming Sword (Remix)