My Top 1000 Songs #659: Burst

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.] 

UK indie power pop band The Darling Buds' 1988 debut, Pop Said, is an embarrassment of riches, as packed with fizzy, grin-inducing, hook laden pop songs as the best work of the Undertones or Buzzcocks--or, perhaps most analogously, the Go-Go's. "Burst" is the tune I most closely associate with the album, though if I wanted to pick one or two tracks to represent the record on the list, it'd be something of a toss-up. This is the sort of song that, in the alternate universe where I like to live, would be playing constantly on the radio until everyone on the planet is sick of it. And for the life of me, I can't fathom why that didn't actually happen.

Live... about a month ago!