Friday, May 12, 2017
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Cornershop
Song:Brimful Of Asha
Album:Plastic Compilation Vol. 2
Cornershop had success in the 90s mostly in their native England. Brimful Of Asha topped the British charts in 1997 and it was also a minor hit in North America. Cornershop is from Wolverhampton, England led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Tjinder Singh, his brother Avtar Singh on bass, David Chambers on drums and Ben Ayres on keyboards. The name Cornershop is from the stereotype that all Asians in England own convenience stores. Their music is a mix of rock with Indian music elements. After David Byrne heard their 1994 album Hold On It Hurts, he signed them to his Luaka Bop label with Warner distribution. Chambers left and was replaced by Nick Simms. The 1995 album Woman's Gotta Have It was released and Cornershop toured. The 1997 album When I Was Born For The 7th Time featured the single Brimful Of Asha. A remix of the song by Norman Cook topped the British charts. Cook sped up Tjinder Singh's vocals and added more drums. The song became a club hit. Unfortunately, When I Was Born For The 7th Time is out of print. But you can get Brimful Of Asha on this various artists budget comp that is part of a series of electronic music CDs released by Nettwerk. Cornershop continues to record on their own label Ample Play. Their latest CD was released in 2015. Most music fans have probably heard Brimful Of Asha and that's the one song that will be of interest. Here's the video for Brimful Of Asha by Cornershop remixed by Norman Cook.