Song 3 The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain - April Skies, 1987

'...And the world comes tumbling down...' You know that this countdown is not falling in any particular order, right? Or else why on earth would I have 'How Soon Is Now?' at 32 and Helix at 10? But I did want the last few to be somehow Cinnamon Toast-related, and this one delivers those goods in style. First of all, the book opens in April 1987, and the song is not only called 'April Skies' but was released in April 1987. The mood and attitude seem a perfect fit as well, and with all the references to the world tumbling down...let's say I could easily picture this playing over the imaginary credits to the imaginary movie, and it would definitely feature prominently on my imaginary soundtrack. So, there you go. An unofficial imaginary theme song. Plus I really love that hair. Hmm. We're down to song three. That must mean that the book will be on Irish bookshelves in three days. Ah. Interesting. (Head explodes.)


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