Sunday, October 26, 2014

Song of the day

"Skin Deep", by The Stranglers.

This morning in the background we have been listening to a random selection of UK top 40 songs from the 1980s (thanks, Darren; you have no idea the extent to which your hard work has added to our boys' broader education).

I always stop what I am doing when I hear this song. There is something simple but compelling about it, whether it's the excellent use of 1980s synthesisers or the astounding feat The Stranglers pulled off by going from "No More Heroes" and "Peaches", via the extraordinary "Golden Brown", to songs like this.

The other thing about this song is how much Hugh Cornwell's voice, at times, is a dead ringer for David McComb.