NME 24 September 1983|
London Adam's Arms
Once again TV Personalities sneak in to show us all up. A long time since they handed us that first bunch of
sharply observed, cruelly mocking songs, made their point, left the room.|
But they're back, they pass the test, confound suspicion, they have a place in the present. To be sure, that place is on the pub circuit, but a new and crafty local music would be a blessing in this lazy city.
They still refuse to play properly, but they could give lessons in song construction, these bastard children of the Shangri-Las and the Fall (!)
Pleasure's what you make it, and I loved it. Coming soon, to your local, a titchy audience, a tetchy charm, a punky simplicity, a messy sound, funny, rich and sad, and it's cheaper this wall all round.