Friday, September 18, 2009

I won't let you down

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of my own Ph.D., here is the UK band of the same name. One of the most appealing one hit wonders of the eighties: I won't let you down. The characteristic high voice of Scottish lead singer Jim Diamond (of later I should have known better fame) really carried this song with its strong searing melody and great instrumentation (especially the organ part) into the UK top five. One of many British acts of that time that made no impact whatsoever in the USA. And a crappy video, really early MTV style, to laugh at.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)