Though it might not always be clear, we’re huge VASHTI BUNYAN fans here at Dynamite Hemorrhage. I’ve been listening this week to the 2xCD they put out a few years ago of her early tapes and 45s – “Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind” – and while I’m far more partial to the aching, cracked folk songs that were simply Vashti and her guitar, I like the songs that came out of the brief attempt to make her into a pop star as well.
Just check out how uncomfortable she is in that role on this clip from mid-1960s British TV. She subsequently moved to a faraway island off the coast and pursued her loner folk vision, free of the trappings of potential stardom. Mission accomplished. If you’ve never heard “Just Another Diamond Day” – run, don’t walk, as they say.