This is another cover: me singing ‘Storm’, a Carmel song I fell stone in love with 25 years ago:
Carmel, the singer, lives–or did, last time I was paying attention–in France. For some reason, when I was 23 I felt an affinity for her music. I knew nothing about her (didn’t read magazines, didn’t have a TV, it was before the Internet). Halfway through writing this post, I stopped to look her up on Wikipedia, and discovered she went to Catholic school in Scunthorpe (not far from Hull). Sunny Scunny (that’s a joke–miserable, miserable fucking city, not unlike Hull itself). No wonder I sense a kinship. And then there’s the whole ex-pat thing (and singing out of tune…) thing going on.
Anyway, I searched but couldn’t find any video of ‘Storm,’ but here’s another song from the same era, ‘More More More’. Pay attention to the background; it’s either Sunny Scunny or Hull (or, as everyone calls it, ‘ull):