SEPARATED AT BIRTH?

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The first time I heard this song:-

mp3 : It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)

 

 

 

I was instantly reminded of this tune:-

mp3 : Prefab Sprout – Faron Young

The former was a top 20 hit in 1986 for a Liverpool band who had been kicking around without any commercial success since 1980 although they were firm favourites of John Peel for whom they had recorded four sessions by the time they hit the charts….all before a debut album which came out in late 1986.

The latter had been a 1985 single for the better-known Newcastle band but it had stalled at #74. It was also the opening track of the sublime LP Steve McQueen.

Here’s the b-sides of the 7″ singles:-

mp3 : It’s Immaterial – Trains, Boats, Planes
mp3 : Prefab Sprout – Silhouettes

I also have a 12″ copy of Driving Away From Home in the collection. It annoys me as it just goes on a bit too long and the song loses something in the process:-

mp3 : It’s Immaterial – Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune) (12 inch version)

The 12″ also had an additional song on the b-side:-

mp3 : It’s Immaterial – A Crooked Tune

Enjoy

5 thoughts on “SEPARATED AT BIRTH?

  1. Certainly cut of a similar cloth! I actually always thing of Blue Aeroplanes – …And Stones when I hear Driving Away From Home or vice versa…it’s the spoken lyrics.

  2. Hey JC

    i never knew it was called jim’s tune… do you or any of your readers know why?

    why it’s called jim’s tune i mena – not why i didn’t know…

  3. Can`t get over how often I`ve heard `Driving Away From Home` on the radio over the last 18 months – great song. The album was pretty good too, though the follow up wasn`t (muzak it is)

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