“I Could Give A Rip”: Belouis Some



Do you ever get a song in your head that you just can’t let go of until you hear it? That happened to me yesterday as I was thinking about a mix tape J made for me back in 1988 that had “Some Girls” by Belouis Some on it. What that? You say you’ve never heard of him? Well, that’s probably because you weren’t really paying attention as New Wave entered its golden years and began to cross over into adult contemporary terrain. I don’t want to get too cynical about this song ’cause I really love it, and I think you might like it as well.


Because I became obsessed with hearing this song again, I went on a hunt through “back stacks of wax” that’s buried deep in our storage unit. Yep, I was on the hunt for the actual LP; the vinyl recording that J bought back in 87. She was pretty sure we didn’t have the album anymore, and I was convinced that we did. Fortunately for me, I found it (along with others that I had forgotten about), but I don’t have a record player anymore. Well, I DO, but it’s at my brother’s house, and it doesn’t have a USB connection for my computer and blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I went over to Guitar Center and found a way to solve my dilemma. I bought this:


It’s kind of a cheap turntable, but it does the job of ripping vinyl to mp3 — and it has a USB connection! Anyway, the conclusion to this story is that I became so hell bent on finding this song that while trolling the Internet looking for an mp3 copy I saw that John over at Lost in the 80s had blogged on Belouis Some back in 2005, so I wrote to him and we had a fun IM chat about the LP. He was even going to make a trek this weekend to Amoeba Records in his part of the world to find it if I couldn’t locate it. Anyway, I did find it, and now you can hear it too!

“Some Girls” Belouis Some (Download)


P.S. J just listened to the song and her comment? (Semi-whisper) “That was awesome. It’s just like I remember, but the ending goes on for friggin ever!”

P.S.S. Today is my mom’s birthday, and she doesn’t want too much attention lavished. So, I’ll just casually…without much fanfare…and, almost as an aside, wish my mom HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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