Thursday, April 21, 2005

Listening to...

Soviet, Breakdown. This is what Louis and Gilbert would've sounded like if they'd kicked Booger and Lamar out of the Tri-Lam band and gone into the studio to make a synth pop album. If I had to choose one song to represent 1981 in all its Day-Glo synthetic adrenaline glory, and the choices were this, "Tainted Love," and "Don't You Want Me," I think I might go with this. Of course, it came out in 2001, but you just can't beat that opening line: "The night is young and so are we," or the dance/romance/chance rhyme scheme, or the deadpan anti-pop delivery by, apparently, the bastard spawn of Glenn Gregory.

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