Saturday, 26 February 2011

48: The Blessing, “Highway 5 [remix]” (no.30, 1992)

A short-lived British band whose only UK hit single needed remixing before it dipped inside the Top 40. Having surely heard it upon its first release, I’d forgotten almost entirely about “Highway 5” in the intervening years, but taking another spin of it, its deployment of a transportation mishap as metaphor for a relationship grinding slowly to a halt sounded newly urgent and thrilling. It’s all in the play on “break down/breakdown”.

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