Glenn Tilbrook does a terrible lip sync but more than makes up for it being the picture of 80s pop-rocker and delivering a beautifully symmetrical, deftly-fingered, tonally sensitive lead that’s worth a listen in headphones, especially for you guitarists (closeup of fingering in video). Strong stuff.
I had excuses those little boy lies That she computed by watching my eyes And told me firmly She couldnt stand it I’m bad on her heart She dropped her makeup and I found the bar Now it concerns me I’ve had a bad time Now love is resigned I’ve been such a fool I’ve loved and goodbyed So here in the bar The piano man’s found Another nail for my heart
Of all I learned at boarding school a love of Lloyd Cole (with or without the Commotions) sits interchangeably atop the rankings with lockpicking.
Pumped up full of vitamins
On account of all the seriousness
When music like this comes on in the kitchen I transition into a sort of reverse sea-legs, shoulders gimbaled so the bowl of eggs I’m beating stays level despite the skanking taking place belowdecks. Featuring Ranking Roger and the masterful Saxa:
Come I seh you brudda Matt nuh bother gwan lik a rat, eh!
Because de rat him get a dead up by de cat, uh!
You sister Pat noh bother gwan like dat, eh!
Because we all know dat Elvis died fat…