INSPIRED by a post on Facebook by Swindon Web and starting with the video they posted, Angela Atkinson of AA Editorial Services and Born Again Swidonian fame has compiled five tracks that feature or are related to Swindon in some way.
Some of them world famous – one of them not. But all interesting for sure. Enjoy!
1) Tears for Fears – The Way You Are
Why watch/listen? Some ace footage of the GWR Swindon Works – still working.
2) XTC – English Roundabout
Why watch/listen? Well aside from the fact that XTC hailed from Swindon this song was allegedly inspired by Swindon’s infamous Magic Roundabout – though I’m not sure that’s true. Its other point of interest is that the album cover featured the Uffington White Horse.
3) XTC – The Meeting Place
Why watch/listen? At the song’s start you can briefly hear the GWR hooter.
(Read more on XTC at http://swindonian.me/2013/10/19/-xtc-play-at-home-c4-1984-part-13-youtube/)
4) Hitesh Mistry – Thunderstorm
Why watch/listen? Hitesh is a young Swindonian singer/songwriter talent. His family own and run the Eggelcious and E2 empire. And his video is shot all over Swindon so it’s good fun to see what you can spot.
And remember, you saw him here first!
5) Hitesh Mistry – Lose My Mind
Why watch/listen? See above!