Ocean Colour Scene – Sway

The second single from indie stalwarts Ocean Colour Scene.  Admittedly I have not heard the original that was released in 1990 on Phtttf records, but as this was the lead song on both sides I don’t think that there was much going on.  I picked up this record in 1992 when it was re-released on Fontana.

Sway is a remarkably listenable radio friendly piece of indie, big guitars and catchy lyrics.  Only two years later Oasis would storm the charts with equal musicmanship.  Unfortunately OCS did not have the internal bickering, attitude, haircuts or swagger.  Many of the bands I love; Stone Roses, Happy Mondays one of their main attractions is the swagger.

Mona Lisa Eyes showcases Simon Fowler’s vocals, this is the stand out b-side here.  Although Bellechoux is a instrumental for any James Taylor Quartet fans out there.  Jazz nice.

Ocean Colour Scene : Sway

Sway
My Brother Sarah
Mona Lisa Eyes
Bellechoux

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