A song to start your week : Richard Hawley – Leave Your Body Behind You

I saw Richard Hawley live for the first time last night, and very enjoyable it was too. Although I clearly didn’t enjoy it as much as the man a few rows in front of me, who flailed, whooped, and pogoed with complete abandon whilst all around him middle aged men tapped their feet and nodded along to the music almost imperceptibly. So this week’s song to start your week is dedicated to you, enthusiastic Richard Hawley fan.

Whilst few of the Richard Hawley’s songs are of the type to really get you going on a Monday morning (mainly delicate, gossamer thin affairs), Leave Your Body Behind You is an exception, all psychedelic distorted guitars, and massive crescendos. And what could be better for getting rid of the Monday blues than thoughts of leaving the bodily realm and ascending to some kind of higher spiritual plane? Well, either that or a strong coffee.

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