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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Mrs LTL - Look Away Now!

Our good friend Brian over at Linear Tracking Lives! freely admits that he only plays Scritti Politti when Mrs LTL is away.
In previous conversations I have stated that there is no Scritti on the CCM shelves. This has changed after discovering a best of, Absolute, on the shelves of a Fort William charity shop. I will admit to thinking of both of you when I bought it!

I haven't got further than the first three or four tracks yet which include the two below which were their only top 10 entries in the UK charts - number 10 in 1984 and number 6 in 1985 respectively.

A band that epitonises the synth-pop genre. I shall restrict my comments at this stage to it is of it's time given that I have yet to listen to it in it's entirety.
Not quite sure which camp I'll end up in!

Scritti Politti - Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)

Scritti Politti - The Word Girl (Flesh & Blood)


  1. Those synth sounds remind me of the Thompson Twins. This surely cannot be a good thing.

  2. Somewhere Brian is standing and applauding.

  3. Atta boy! Surely in the top 30 of your purchases from this trip. Seriously, it’s a pretty comprehensive comp. Even the two new songs are quite good. Mrs. LTL would say this is when your holiday took a wrong turn.

  4. Me too. Clapping hands repeatedly. Check out the song Absolute which is a synth pop masterpiece. .

  5. I am standing on my chair and adding whoops and whistles to Brian and SA's clapping!!
    It may be of it's places...but this collection take the listener on a very nice trip through Green Gartside's musical mind. He has never, ever, been a one trick pony and has always surrounded himself with other artists and producers interested in joining him on his explorations.