Sunday, August 12, 2007

Retro Saturday: Scritti Politti

FACT: In the 1980s, Green Gartside was the most beautiful man on the planet.

Green was, and still is, the main man behind Scritti Politti, and is one of the most underrated pop geniuses of the last 25 years.

So tonight I've decided to wander over to YouTube and rediscover the videos of "Perfect Way", "Absolute", "Wood Beez", "Hypnotize", "First Boy In This Town" and "Oh Patti", all of which are admittedly 'of their time' but the music is impeccable. My favourite Scritti album is not the obvious "Cupid & Psyche 85" but "Provision" which I still play on a regular basis, and which has some of the most intelligent pop lyrics and stunning production of that decade.

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