Monday, January 14, 2013

When the Wife's Away, Scritti Politti Will Play

Yes, I'm a wild man.

Green didn't have the perfect way to make my girl go crazy. She hates Scritti Politti... and not just the 'Cupid & Psyche 85' stuff either. It seems impossible, but she doesn't even like "The Sweetest Girl." The other day I tried to slip in something from 'White Bread Black Beer.' The thinking was since she had never heard the newer albums it might go unnoticed. I almost had to call in a marriage counselor. Well, she is out of town this week. So, here is the first spin on my own, and I'm going straight for the hard stuff. This is the UK 12" of the band's only American hit. If you're from here in the United States, you might be surprised to learn the song peaked at an anemic No. 48 in the UK. Three other singles from 'Cupid & Psyche 85' performed better there.

For those of you who have the U.S. 12", give the extended mix a listen. It's quite a bit different from the "Way Perfect Version" found on your copy.

I have all five 12" singles from the aforementioned album (It's a sickness!), as well as a few other bits from the band. So, we may hear from Scritti Politti again later this week.

Scritti Politti - Perfect Way (Extended Mix)(mp3)

1 comment:

Echorich said...

Played the Extended Mix 5 times in a row now. There's something about C&P 85 and ABC's How To Be A Zillionaire! and their 12" singles that was era defining. Both bands understood the creative capabilities and limitations of the Fairlight CMI. They also released Extended mixes that weren't just some suffling and fiddling to make the single seem a bit longer. They were proper reworkings.