that I would present 1 song a day for all Truman likers. Does that sound good?
Go Sailor - "Ray of Sunshine"
Go Sailor was a short-lived East Bay pop trio with a totally awesome lineup. It was fronted by Rose Melberg (The Softies, Tiger Trap), Amy Linton (Henry's Dress, The Aislers Set), and Paul Curran (Crimpshrine). Awesome, right?! It was probably a good thing that this band ended as everyone in it had better things to do. On top of that,all of their songs sound exactly the same. I love this quality in minimalist pop bands. There is no beating around the bush when it comes to songwriting. They get right to the point in making fun music that you don't have to think about for a moment.
The first time that I had ever heard Go Sailor was when I was fourteen or fifteen years old when I happened to come accross this bizarre Lookout! Records compilation, Heide Sez. I was wandering around in Record Breakers (back when it was in the suburbs...) for cheapo punk comp discs. I loved the goofy, Hanna-Barbara styled illustration on the cover and bought it without a second thought. Also, it was $3.00.
In retrospect, this was a really awesome punk comp. There some great tracks from The Queers, Mr. T Experience, Pansy Division, etc. But this Go Sailor track, "Ray of Sunshine" always stuck out to me.
A few years later, I rented the movie But I'm A Cheerleader (check it out if you haven't seen it). The soundtrack to this film has a few fantastic pop tracks and I was shocked to hear this random Go Sailor song on this soundtrack. It was then that I knew that I had to buy a Go Sailor record. I purchased the Don't Go EP solely for this track.
If you're into twee/jangle pop, you'll love this. Then again, if you are a twee person, you probably know the song... ;-)
Enjoy! I hope you like it.
GO SAILOR - "RAY OF SUNSHINE"