Tough Love

It’s Music Monday!


Oh, and it’s a very special Music Monday indeed. On Saturday, I received this gem in the post:


I cannot tell you how excited I am. Yes, this is ROCKVILLE ~ the brand new offering by one of my all-time favourite bands, UK rockers FM. And, I note gleefully, it’s a signed copy too. Of course, nothing else would do!!

As soft spots go, I have a massive one for this band. I’ve followed them for nearly all my adult life, ever since I first saw them in Bielefeld, Germany. I might have bumped into them on the odd occasion here or there, just once or twice. I adore their music and have all their albums. Indiscreet is probably my all-time favourite album, like, ever. (I know that’s two all-time favourites in one post; very bad form, stylistically speaking, but it can’t be helped!) And Tough It Out  has seen me through just about everything exciting, challenging or changing in my life, not least moving to England in the first place.

So here we have it, the latest work of musical art from these genius rockers. The  line-up features:

The Voice ~ Steve Overland
Bass ~ Merv Goldsworthy
Drums ~ Pete Jupp
Keyboards ~ Jem Davis
Guitars ~ Jim Kirkpatrick

This is the feature promo song for ROCKVILLE:

And this is one of my favourite songs from Indiscreet:

Do you get the idea that I really like FM? I’m going to see them, VIP package and all, in twelve short days and you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll hear all about that!

Thank you for tuning in today and I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you reckon of today’s offering?

15 responses to “Tough Love

  1. Hi Nicky,
    Looks like I’m the early bird again this week. There’s one thing I can say for sure I’m definitely not going to respond with two songs this week. Singing about a tough love can conjure up a great deal for us in our minds, whether it’s male or female. So as I sat here thinking of a response song I became to wonder what the reason for this tough love could be. Then it struck me, perhaps the reason for it could simply be because he had been

    Be well. 🙂

    • Oooh Robin, you’ve gone all country on me, LOL! No need to post two songs, I appreciate your comments even without any songs! Thanks for stopping by and for your awesome response-song. Be well, you, too! 🙂

  2. Nicky check out Google Plus for my response! Love your Monday choices, there’s always something different.Thank you !

  3. What a great sound! 🙂

  4. Nothing discreet about them – really like their sound 🙂

  5. Yay, I got my signed Rockville CD, too! You know how much I love FM (and Mr Overland’s exceptional voice) so I’m glad I found my way to this post to screeeeeeam along with you! (Well … better not, I might lose my voice again!)

    ENJOY the concert and the VIP experience. I shall want pics, please! 🙂

  6. Hi,
    I’m a huge FM fan too
    listened to Rockville1.. I love it !
    listened to Rockville2.. mmh a bit disappointed 😦

    • Hi, you! So good to hear from you. I can tell you’re a huge FM fan from your email alias!! I love Rockville 1 but have to confess at not having had a chance to get Rockville 2 yet. I’m sorry to hear you’re disappointed ~ would be intrigued to know in what way? I’ve never yet been disappointed by any FM album; I simply can’t imagine not getting swept up by the voice and the rhythm. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment ~ and come back on Friday for the big gig writeup! XX

  7. I love FM ever since I first heard “Indiscreet”. The new album ist fantastic!!

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