Sunday, 18 October 2009
Traffic in Fleet Street
"St Paul's and I and the secretaries' lunchtime ..." Haircut 100 was always a great London group. The mix of suburban south London jazz funk and bohemian '60s/Postcard stylings hidden beneath goofy grins. Nick Heyward would go on to record some gorgeous London songs on his own. Traffic In Fleet Street is one of my particular favourite London themed songs, while the more prosaic titled London is just as lovely with its references to The Clash, The Jam, and his hometown hero Bowie. And possibly an oblique tip of the hat to Muriel Spark's A Far Cry From Kensington?