I have chosen this Stereophonics song as my second of the seven I shall be revisiting and reviewing in this, my week with the Stereophonics. Pick a Part That's New was released in 1999 and reach number 4 in the UK charts.
This single was taken from the band's studio album, Performance and Cocktails, and was track 4. The video is fab - its the band taking on the Italian Job classic scene with the bus hanging over the cliff! It's the song though that I love most.
It kicks in with drums and guitar, then Jones' gravel filled voice starts. Clearly a rock and roll band, this is an uplifting song. The lyrics make you feel happy and hopeful. "You can do all the things that you like to do". It's a song well suited to summer when you can get outside in the fresh air, and feel like you can be anyone, go anywhere. That said, its not a girlie pretty song - this is definitely rock.
I like how it doesn't linger with an extended instrumental at the end. Kelly stops singing and it stops. This is a fab song, and its one that I haven't heard for many years. I used to have the album on CD, but I haven't listened to it for a very long time, and that's a shame. Listening to this today has made me want to bang on the whole album and turn it up loud. It's that sort of song. Go take a listen if you don't believe me, you will enjoy it.
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