Ten-Midnight got an insight from Nathan Seaton (Guitarist with Hospital Food) into what songs inspired and shaped his musical life.
Just the first song I remember hearing on the radio and liking it, I would have only been about 2 or 3 at the time so maybe 1969ish.
I was only 10 in the summer of 77, so music was just starting to make my ears wake, my sister was a big fan of the stranglers and I used to take her records to my friends and play them.
Song: Chic – Le Freak.
I know people will say naff, but it’s that guitar playing. Even before I had ever wanted to play guitar you just know that this is a world-class guitar riff, easy to play but not so easy to have that full funk feel.
Song: Squeeze – Cool for Cats.
Learning all the words and singing it in my garden on top of my voice with my best mate.
For the same reason as number four.
I bought this more or less on the day of release, that opening guitar is perfect; my dad wasn’t best pleased when I flipped the single for, so what.
Gotta be one of their best songs, they will always be my favourite band, and this song is one of the reasons.
I once read a review of this saying how wasn’t it a top 10 single, I have to agree, a perfect pop-punk track.
Who wouldn’t wanna pick up a guitar to play those intro chords to this song?
They were from near me, a band who lived a few miles away had a record out! It was and still is a fantastic 4 track ep, I do wish they would reform with this lineup.
Favourite song ever: Blonde – Heart of Glass.
To be 12/13 going to school discos, messing about with your friends, starting to like girls ….. that’s this song, every time it comes on a radio station I can remember how good life is when you’re a kid.
Favourite song you have been involved in musically: All 3 HOSPITAL FOOD, so about 34 tracks.
There’s a couple of tracks I don’t like on the first album though, but I think I’m more pleased as I never expected us to do one album let alone 3 and people have bought them. Everything we have done is DIY, so everything we have as a band goes into the next project and I kinda like knowing we really do, do it for the music 🙂