Banana Nutrament

Banana Nutrament Question of the Day

How you go from this:

Paul Haig - Mad Horses

to this?

Paul Haig - Scottish Christmas

Haig's astral feedback squalls on "Mad Horses" segue into mutant bump 'n funk that would not be out of place on a third Disco Not Disco compilation. So it's a bit bewildering to hear the Casio kitsch of "Scottish Christmas", released only 4 years later on a holiday themed 7'' split with Durutti Column in 1985.

"Mad Horses" was a real eye-opener for me, an immediate keeper. I sort of found "Scottish Christmas" revolting at first, but I suppose it's possible for it to reveal some certain charms if you listen closely and furrow your brow hard enough.