Tracks of my years

BBC Radio 2 (UK)

Kim appears on Ken Bruce’s show, presented by Richard Allinson, on BBC Radio 2 for the fourth part of ‘Tracks of my years’, talking about two of her favourite songs: ‘You’re a lady’ by Peter Skellern and ‘I remember that’ by Prefab Sprout.

You’re a lady – Peter Skellern
I seem to remember Peter Skellern’s music wafting over the airwaves as I was on the school bus going to school every day during the Seventies. There was a lot of really music in the Seventies, a lot of really good singer/songwriters of which Peter Skellern was one. Fantastic voice, beautiful songs. That’s some lovely stuff. I remember very romantic, simple great melodies. The simplicity of the lyric, ‘You’re a lady I’m a man’, I think that’s great.

I remember that – Prefab Sprout
[Paddy McAloon] is undoubtedly one of our finest songwriters and I was fortunate enough to meet him a few times and I was always a bit in awe. I could never really get the words out. I often find when I’m around someone who I really admire I’d really rather not meet them I decided. I’m gonna keep out of their way. That album’s just absolutely beautiful. This particular song does remind me of a particular time in life and of a particular relation I was in that never came to be.