Monday, 2 April 2018

Vista Blue - Run, Run, Run

  Fresh from releasing songs about curling and basketball, Nashville power pop legends Vista Blue are back with a new baseball themed album. You aren't a baseball fan? Fear not, I know pretty much nothing about the sport either so unsurprisingly much of the story of the final day of the season game between the Hawks and the Lions goes straight over my head. But it doesn't matter one jot as the songs are so catchy that Vista Blue could release a concept album about sanitation in Ghana and it'd still be a wonderfully upbeat treat.

  There's going to be a cassette release via Byaaaaaah! Records or you can snap it up name your price here :

  I could have picked any of the album's 9 tracks to showcase as they're all great. The one I went with takes it's inspiration from 60's surf legends Jan And Dean, it's slap bang in the middle of the album's narrative and this is the part of the storyline it deals with..... While the Lions were retired in three straight at bats in the top of the 5th, the Hawks threatened again, taking advantage of poor throws from Weston "The Rifle" Smith behind the plate. Flowers started a two-out rally with a single (his third hit of the day) and stole second and third, before catcher Frankie LaRue walked and stole second himself. Giles avoided trouble by striking out "Mack" McCartney, who was hitless on the day. 

  This is Run, Run, Run....

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