Monday, 24 August 2015


A few weeks ago I woke up with The Pretenders song Talk Of The Town lodged in my head. I don't know where it came from, but it shows no sign of shifting. I particularly like the fractured poetry of the opening verse:

'Such a drag to want something sometime/ one thing leads to another, I know/ was a time wanted you for mine/ nobody knew/ you arrived like a day/ and passed like a cloud/ I made a wish/ I said it out loud'.

I love the sibilance on 'I made a wisssh'. Great singer, great song, great group. Within three years of making this video, half of the band would be dead.

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