Thursday, February 6, 2014

When the Wife's Away, Scritti Politti Will Play

Mrs. LTL! has a bevy of business trips in February. You know what that means: I'll be listening to gobs of Green sans soul-penetrating stares. I'm not going to go too far back today. We'll get to some early stuff next time.

One of my biggest pet peeves (other than people using the term "pet peeve") is the band compilation with a new song or two tacked on the end so the die-hard fans who already own everything will buy a "greatest hits" they don't need. In most cases, years later the new songs sound completely out of place alongside the established songs.

I would have felt a lot better buying a 7" of "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" with "A Place We Both Belong" on the B-side. Alas, these two brilliant songs closed Scritti Politti's 'Absolute' compilation in 2011. Yes, I bought it... and only for these two songs. How could I resist? Green worked on them with David Gamson back in 2007. You may know that name (among other reasons) because he was all over the 'Cupid & Psyche 85' and 'Provision' albums.

Listening to "A Day Late and a Dollar Short," there is little doubt Green and Gamson still got the goods. New album, please. While you're at it, see if Fred Maher might want to join in on the fun, too.

Scritti Politti - A Day Late and a Dollar Short (mp3)


Echorich said...

Here Here! In honor of Scritti Politti being snuck out this month, I think I'll play Umm, Lions After Slumber and Robin Hood.

Brian said...

We are thinking alike, Echorich. Lions After Slumber is on my short list for the next installment.

Séamus Duggan said...

I'm in love with Jacques Derrida
Read a page and I know I need to
Take apart my baby's heart
I'm in love

Brian said...

Oh Seamus... I understand your love. The 12" with Jacques Derrida and Asylums in Jerusalem is one of the all-time great AA-sides.

Andrew said...

Given your clear love for Scritti Politti (and if you've got nothing better to do, feel free to take a moment to read of my similar feelings at I wonder if there's any chance of you posting the original 7" version of Jacques Derrida, which unless I'm mistaken has still never seen the light of day on CD or digital download? Cheers!