Cath – The Bluebells

by Simon

There are songs that you forget about and then they come on and they whisk you back in time. Cath by The Bluebells was almost a hit in 1983 – number 62 apparently – and then just edged into the Top 40 in 1984 after their success with Young At Heart. Cath was always their best song in my opinion, much better than YAH. It’s got that 60s jangle going on, very Beatles For Sale, plus a big football chant chorus, which reminds me a lot of The Alarm, who were just becoming big at the time. Then there’s the final section of the song, where it goes all Maggie Mae for a bit and some great lead vocals. And the classic line “You spoil my day for the rest of the night”…