Wednesday, 1 July 2009
A view from her room
The old idea about how in order to get you need to move to London. But does it bring happiness? There's a great quote from Weekend's singer Alison Statton about how A View From Her Room "is, thinly disguised, about me and how unhappy I was when I settled in London. It's about a day when the rush hour traffic was going past outside my window and I had to keep the window open and hear it as it was so hot in the middle of last summer. There's an air of escape in it as well I think ...". A View From Her Room is an important London record in other senses too. It was the record of the summer of 1982, and in particular this 12" version woke a lot of people from the punk generation up to the possibilities of jazz.