The opening duplicates Duran Duran's "Girls on Film" the rest
features feigned anger and pretend energy, also a horn section that
makes The Fingers sound like a second generation Jam or third
generation Haircut 100, whichever way you want to look at it. The
line that goes "shut your face and listen" sounds so unconvincing.
This is the first record in this week's selection that I want to turn
into an ashtray.
Dave Hepworth shruged at the OGWT set behind him and sighed
"The man can't sing to save himself!" He was right about Jake Burns,
of course but this pseudo- Springsteen rant, retro-fitted to UK
culture almost convinces me otherwise. Even if I'm not a fan, shows
me why SLF are not just an older Ejected...
For all the bravery of the acoustic guitar and the hard-edged
lyrical message (which will probably be dismissed as trendy femminist
bandwagoning, but is really to do with mutual respect), this track
from SLF's final album still sounds very clumsy and forced. The tune
is too stilted, despite being well- arranged and building up expertly
to the final line of irony, but if the message is in the medium, this
won't get through, I'm afraid.
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