There’s a theory that I’ve had for a while, I know it’s shared by others as well, that track seven on an album is where the magic happens.

Well CD* collection in hand I’m off to find out if track seven is KILLER or FILLER.

Join me, take my hand, don’t be scared…

* That’s right CD’s, I know ‘on the vinyl track seven is… blah… blah‘ well it’s my blog, and I’m going by CD’s. Hugs and Kisses.

He’s got 99 problems, and one of them is he’s voided his warranty on his Maybach.

I really, really like the grey album, when Danger Mouse got his hands on the Black Album he made it the album it should be. EMI are muppets, Mr Z and even Paul (never trust a one legged woman) McCartney were OK with it. While my guitar gently weeps got butchered in the cause of making track seven, and whilst it’s a good it’s not great, as far as I’m concerned My 1st Song, 99 problems and Encore trump it. Sorry Mr. Zed, another one of your 99 problems is that track number sever is not a winner. Still you have lovely clean shoulders.

TRACK SEVEN: Moment of Clarity


The one finger mug grip Billy? it’s an accident waiting to happen!


I like Billy Bragg, I do struggle with the ‘just him on a guitar’ albums, but what a writer, never fails to impress, so much attention to detail. I’ll be the first to admit some of it goes a little over my head, but I like that, some music makes me think people are stupid, his makes me feel stupid, get’s me to ask questions. Makes a change.

I like this album, there’s some great tunes on here Accident Waiting To Happen, The Boy Done Good, Heart Like A Wheel, Walk Away Renee (what a cover)… there’s 17 tracks on here and all deserve a little love. But alas Seven dosen’t com out on top this time.

TRACK SEVEN: Miss Believer






‘What no biscuites? I’m a f**king rock star don’t you know!’

Ah the Longpigs, I’m digging them up now. The name comes from term used to describe humans as food, and the band was a former home to Richard Hawley and this album has one of my favourite britpop tracks on it. They only reased two albums and this one arrived in 1999.

Is it track seven?

TRACK SEVEN: Miss Believer

Nope, Blue Skies is the winner for me. In fact to be honest once that one’s over I don’t think much of tracks 3 through to 13.

Sorry if you’re reading, not that you are.



I’m a Kirsty McCall fan, no expert, but when I hear on the radio I always think ‘I need to listen to more of her’ and I do. I’ll look past the puny title on this one, which annoys me a little, it shouldn’t, but it does and get straight at track seven.

TRACK SEVEN: He Never Mentioned Love

Well she didn’t do too many duffers, but this for me isin’t the winner. I mean it starts with Walking Down Madison which is a blast from the past, and a great tune, but for me it’s another track co penned with Johnny Marr that stands out for me – Children Of The Revolution. Morrisey would of done that one proud.


Accountancy’s loss is rock ‘n’ roll’s gain.

The Hold Steady, a pub band gone good and another Brooklyn based band in my CD collection, sure they’ve bought a lot of Bruce Springsteen albums, but they rock, and the lead singer looks like a middle management accountant, so what’s not to like?

Well in this case, track seven.

TRACK SEVEN: Both Crosses

Starts slow, drifts along, ends up at track eights without much of a fanfare. It’s not that it’s bad it’s just that for one it doesn’t have the line ‘In bar light she looked alright. In daylight she looked desperate. That’s alright, I was desperate too.’ We’ve all been that solider.

For me the single Sequestered in Memphis is the one to skip to this time.


At least try and look interested in your moody, black and white stereotypical band photo.

I won’t hear a bad word about Interpol. I’m a big fan, but all the songs sound, well, kinda the same. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind this, nothing makes me think ‘there’s £9.99 I won’t see again’ when a bands second album veers off into experimental accordion funk.

But back to track seven,  is it the best of a similar bunch?

TRACK SEVEN: Public Pervert

Sorry, no. For me it’s track two, Evil, that’s Good.


Black and white, check. Moody, check. Urban, Check. One person staring into space, check. Mother, we’ve got ourselves a band photo.

Ah The Bluetones, let me blow the dust of this one. Another one of Britpop’s list of ‘where are they now?’ well Wikipedia, where are they now? Defunked as of September 2010. I feel bad, I might hunt down their last album. Anyhow back to the Peacock covered memory lane that is Expecting to Fly. It was  released on the 12th February 1996, they expected it to fly, and it did, straight to number one. (That was radio one DJ- tastic wasn’t it.)

How’s that Track Seven holding up after all these years?

TRACK SEVEN: Slight Return

Ladies and Gentlemen we have a winner. For the intro alone it’s a peach of a track seven.