Appealing second Peel selection from a post-Weddoes David Gedge

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Cinerama – John Peel Sessions: Season 2

It’s a shame Cinerama are still seen as a Wedding Present afterthought: David Gedge has built them into a much more interesting vehicle for string-soaked, painfully acute romance. They sound like Petula Clark theme tunes with kitchen-sink cinema’s messy details left in, or Jarvis Cocker’s grand ballads circa Different Class, minus the spite. Gedge is simply bemused by the dress-dropping party girls who toy with his attentions. You can see why ageing indie kids still listen. With songs as sadly true as “Get Smart”(asking his girlfriend to be unfaithful discreetly, so he can stay), we all should.