Monday, April 28, 2008

564. Scritti Politti - Cupid And Psyche '85 (1985)
















Track Listing

1. Word Girl
2. Small Talk
3. Absolute
4. Little Knowledge
5. Don't Work That Hard
6. Perfect Way
7. Lover To Fall
8. Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
9. Hypnotize

Review

Scritti Politti moved from being a fairly interesting Post-Punk band with interesting and extremely literate lyrics, to becoming soft-pop crap.

The 80s hit them like a ton of bricks, particularly in this album, which sounds more like Savage Garden than anything else.

It's pretty poor, but I can see how it was influential. Sadly it's a case of shitty music being influential on other shitty music. I am going to Portugal until the 9th of May, so don't expect anything until then.

Track Highlights

1. Absolute

Final Grade


5/10

Trivia

From Wikipedia:

The name Scritti Politti was chosen as a homage to the Italian Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci: The name is generally understood to refer to Gramsci's political writings (although the correct spelling in Italian would have produced "Scritti Politici"). Green changed it to "Scritti Politti" as he thought it sounded more rock and roll, like "Tutti Frutti".

Absolute:

2 comments:

Lanark said...

Have a good time in Portugal.

Maybe you'll be less grumpy when you get back ;)

Lachlan said...

I'm bored already, looking forward to may 9th a lot.

and you're right, this album is pretty crap, only merit is the ridiculously gay campy 'absolute'.