February 9, 2016 in Singles
For what we have here, you see, are instrumental covers of Madonna’s Holiday and not one but TWO Pet Shop Boys tracks, What Have I Done To Deserve This and My October Symphony, reworked inna a Balearic nu-disco style. And yes, it sounds like a terrible idea on paper but it actually works pretty well. Never having been a fan of the Pet Shop Boys I can’t really comment on the latter two tracks except to say they make for pleasant enough listening, but in Howard’s hands Holiday becomes a spangly, cruisin’-round-the-marina-in-your-Porsche-coupé kinda cut that’s sure to raise a few smiles once listeners cotton on, slowly but surely, as to what it actually is. And that may or may not make you walk around singing Holiday Rap all day, depending how old you are!
For fans of Balearic Gabba Sound System, yacht rock, Scandi disco, Tummy Touch Records and other such kitschy midtempo delights.