Last week, with a PAIR of free tickets to see Stars – one of the best Canadian indie bands of their generation – perform their stunning 2004 masterpiece Set Yourself On Fire in Dublin’s Workmans Club on Friday September 27 on offer, I asked YOU to name your favourite piece of music referencing stars.
You answered in your tens.
But there could be only one winner.
The Church – Under The Milky Way
Catherine Vaughan writes:
If you’re gonna reference stars, why not go all out, and reference the whole Milky Way!
Stars Of Heaven – Lights Of Tetouan
Brother Barnabas writes:
Yeah, I know – but no matter: that’s as good as pop gets…
Don McLean – Starry Starry Night.
You people are crazy, it’s Starry Starry Night. Apart from being fantastic lyrically and musically you could very easily draw a line from Don’s singing in this song directly to Torquil (of Stars) singing on Set Yourself on Fire (you’d have to make a brief stop-off at Morrissey considering the blatantly Morrissey-equee track Take Me To The Riots….on 2007’s In Our Bedroom After The War) I refuse to believe this album (Set Yourself On Fire) came out in 2004.
Last week: Win Nick’s Free Tix