Q – It seems to be the trend for fans to be fond of musicians unreleased songs, but this particular song (Old Hat) was played live by the Commotions circa 1986, and never released as a Commotions song. Which is a shame, because it’s damn catchy and sounds like it could’ve been a future single. Do you remember this song? Was it ever recorded? Have you anything you’d like to say about it? And if the next time I saw you in London and yelled for it, would you be able to bust it out at the drop of a hat??
A – It waas called ‘Old Hats’ and was rather angry, as I recall it. The tune remains unused, the words, or most of them ended up in a 1990 song called ‘The Witching Hour’ which ended up on a b-side that year.