Label: Mercury (TEAR 7)
Price paid: $1
Purchased at: Books and Melodies, Syracuse NY
‘Oh I could make a meal
Of that wonderful despair I feel’
This single was the third released off of the ‘Wilder’ album, reaching #44 on the UK charts. It marked a shift in the band’s direction towards a darker more solemn sound.
The sleeve art, and
not very ironically the song itself, reminds me of a watered-down OMD. Minimalist and intentionally cryptic.
See ‘Bouncing Babies’ for more musings on the band.