Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Final Derriere

80s slump – to put in mildly – was inevitable and not entirely hopeless. But it’s hard to think of another band that has retained the original edge with such effortlessness and with such conviction. This extraordinaly ability to modify it a little, to reinvent it, but to still have it... You’ve heard latest albums by Keith Richards and Dave Gilmour to know how ‘who the fuck cares?’ it can get. 

But from “Fletcher Honorama” to this. The Mael brothers can still pull it off, and “The Final Derriere” (off The Forbidden Room, one 2015 film you should definitely see) is as a good a song as Sparks have ever written. I’m seriously struggling for names here…