564. Scritti Politti - Cupid And Psyche '85 (1985)
1. Word Girl
2. Small Talk
4. Little Knowledge
5. Don't Work That Hard
6. Perfect Way
7. Lover To Fall
8. Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
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.
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".