Something for the weekend: Fountains of Wayne “Fire in the Canyon”

We leave you this week dear reader on a sad note. Those of you who I have banged on about my tastes to over the years will know that Fountains of Wayne are my favourite band of all time, and so “devastated” might be too strong a word to use for someone you don’t know personally but it floored me yesterday to hear about Adam Schlesinger’s death earlier this week from Coronavirus. FOW not only recorded my favourite album of all time (‘Sky Full of Holes’) but my favourite song of all time too, ‘Fire in the Canyon’ – the number of times I have sat in the car with family, friends, boyfriend, the cats, belting this out tunelessly at the tops of our voices. RIP Adam. You made this guy very happy.

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Mark Whitfield has been Editor of Americana UK for the last 20 years while also working in public health as his day job, which has been kind of busy recently.


  1. Just a great band and songwriter – wrongly tagged as power pop – we’ll miss his songs like ‘Cemetery Guns’

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