ORGAN THING: A first taste of a new Cheer Accident album, the day they covered Peter Hammill, some Tainted Love and the times Marc Almond did as well…

Well now, what the hell is going on? Surely they just took him off the road to stop him doing more damage ahead of the election? Enough of that this cold wet Friday morning, the big news of the day is that a new slice of Cheer Accident was just let loose, another new album, yes, already…

There are fewer things more exciting in terms of music at the moment, a new slice of Cheer Accident landed here a couple of days back, we promised not to say anything until today. It is a love untainted and you never quite know – you do know that whatever Cheer Accident do it will be good, have they ever let us us down? You know it will be good, you know it won’t be quite what you were expecting, you know they’re not going to be on autopilot – they’re never on autopilot – you know never to think you know what to expect, you keep thinking surely they can’t do it again and they always damn well do. They have to be the best band out there right now and I did kind of write this off the cuff a couple of days back, last Tuesday I think it was – writing this off the the cuff like some frothing dog while ears are wrapped around this new track from the new album, listened to it a couple of times, going in for a third right now, Inn Trail Taint, a track from the forthcoming album from Chicago’s finest, Cheer Accident, and YES! Damn, how do they do it? It is of course because they’re so damn honest about their art and they act more like painters than musicians and they may be inviting you along for the ride but really this is them painting music for no one but themselves. And how tantalising are those drums at the end? Those few seconds that suggest so much about where it might be going next or where the almib might have been already, this is the 23rd track afterall – gawd this is evil, just letting us hear the one track, just a taste, just one hit, need more, need more! Sell me more now! What d’ya mean, the album isn’t out until late November, we need it now! Proper prog, none of this neo nonsense, hard-boiled proper progressive rock, properly progressive, s proper proper band… (do love the album cover)

And there we were, jsut the other day admiring this fine slice of Cheer Accident, a rather cradted version of a Peter Hammill song performed back in 2006, which has us wondering if they actually recorded it somewhere. How good is that Peter? There’s a massive amount of Cheer Accident for you lucky people to go explore if you haven’t already – there are people out there who haven’t heard the previous album yet, how lucky are that, still to hear it for the first time, I’d love to hearing for the first time again, did they only release it at the start of the year? Got to love the way this band just don’t stop – ORGAN THING: The outrageously rewarding new Cheer Accident album, the Chicago band’s twentieth, surely they have no right to still be this good…

So then, that Peter Hammill cover that Cheer Accident did mack in 2006.. which kind of got us thinking, well well before the Tainted Love thing, way before that, about Peter Hammill covers and just how well Marc Almond, he of Sodt Sell and Tainted Love and yes I know it wasn’t his first but hey, Sofr Cell did kind of own it and well Peter is God and Van Der Graaf Generator are one of the two greatest bands as ever, you know wh othe other one is, Cheer Accident are up there very close to Cardiacs and VanDer Graff and Ido tend to think of Peter Hammill#s solo stuff as being part of the whole that is VdGG and that vast vast body of work and well, here, more covers and a whole circle of Tainted Love that takes us back to that new Cheer Accident track that jsut landed and really yes, honestly guv, we had been gathering together the Marc Almond versions and the Cheer Accident cover and a few more interpretations of Peter Hammill songs (would a song recorded by Rikki Nadir be a Peter Hammill cover?) for a piece about covers of Peter’s songs

And so. while we bask in the excellence of that new Cheer Accidnet track and the shock of Tainted Love, here’s a Couple of rather beautiful Peter Hammill covers from Marc Almond, he does do it rather well…

And this one….

Previously from Organ

ORGAN THING: The mighty Cheer Accident covering the Theme From Shaft, how cool is that…

ORGAN THING: The outrageously rewarding new Cheer Accident album, the Chicago band’s twentieth, surely they have no right to still be this good…

ORGAN THING: The Stranglers fronted by Peter Hammill, with Robert Fripp in the mix, posted today in celebration of Dave Greenfield…

ORGAN THING: The best albums of 2019? Le Grand Sbam, Poil, Peter Hammill & Isildurs Bane, Helium Horse Fly, Child Abuse, Throwaway, Flying Luttenbachers, John Ghost and…

ORGAN THING: Is it possible to be too Peter Hammill? Is that vital spark maintained? Is it there on open display? A new album is upon us…

ORGAN THING: Post Now, Part One, Chicago vs New York, did that version of Dirty Boy just get even better? Is this the (second) best compilation album ever? Are Skin Graft the best record label ever? Are Cheer Accident the antidote?

ORGAN THING: Cheer Accident’s new album Fades is a beautifully refreshing thing, a glorious Organ Thing of The Day…

ORGAN THING: A first taste of Chicago’s prog-as-flip Cheer Accident’s new album Putting Off Death…

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