Sunday 4 October 2020

24 Hour Blogathon - Bull - Bonzo Please

This post is part of a 24 hour blogathon (conducted after a 10 mile run) in support of Solent Mind, a mental health support charity. I would be really grateful if you would help by sponsoring me and help raise some funds for the charity. 

You can find my sponsorship page by clicking this link

York's Bull made a fleeting previous appearance on Breaking More Waves on the August monthly playlist, so with more posts in a day than ever before, now seems a good opportunity to introduce them a bit further with their third song. Bonzo Please follows up previous releases Disco Living and Green. Whilst this song is supposedly their third, if you do a quick internet search you'll find that Bonzo Please has actually been kicking round for years. There's an earlier version on Soundcloud from 5 years ago!

When I first read that Bonzo Please was ‘a song about writing songs’ I almost switched off. There is nothing that I find more boring in music than a writer talking about writing a song. In 99.9% of the cases it always falls into the same tired old cliches. If you had a musicians buzzword bingo card you’d just be waiting for the words ‘journey’ and ‘inspiration’ to crop up I can assure you. I mean does anybody care for instance if the music came before the lyrics or vice versa? It still forms a song doesn’t it? Yet artists and interviewers seem to find this stuff really interesting. 

Thankfully Bonzo Please is an enjoyable effort. It’s a wind the windows down, feel the breeze flow through, we’re going on a road trip, type of song. Apparently it’s also inspired (see there’s that word you can’t get away from it) by the modern day preoccupation with staring at your phone/ and TV constantly watching other people.

Bull - Bonzo Please

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