He may or may not have been moody but for some reason I have always figured that Ian Broudie was a cranky individual. Not sure what leads me to this mid air assumption, perhaps it’s just based on my own experiences with small people. What isn’t open to conjecture though is Broudie’s lavish songwriting gifts, which were first alerted when he contributed to 1980’s gods Big in Japan. Greater things were on the way as the decade closed when the Lightning Seeds headed up by Broudie scored a major hit with their debut single ‘Pure’. Hardly surprising that the piece captured the imagination given its enormously melodic flights of fancy but it must have seemed like a sugar coated iceberg in an era of giant shoulder pads and automated drumming mechanisms. Broudie continued to have success with the Lightening Seeds throughout the 1990’s and also carved out a reputable career as a producer. ‘Pure’ remains his high watermark though, still delivering an unrivalled distillation of contemporary pop music almost 20 years after its release. KD
The Lightning Seeds – Pure
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I have always been a fan of Lightning Seeds. Ther catchy singles have always made me want sing along>> valhalla
Most bands would swap their bass player for the gift of writing catchy songs so the Lightning Seeds really had it going on.
The Lightning Seeds are the DQ Blizzard of music, not really that good for you but really delicious. Pure, Life of Riley, Sugarcoated Icebergs, All I Want, Change–all little candy-coated pop nuggets. Thanks for posting them.