John Hyde reads it for the articles…
Here is some scritti on Scritti Politti and “White Bread Black Beer” from Playboy online. They gave WBBB 3.5 out of 4 bunnies! He mentions “Petrococadollar,” which is one of my faves on the new album. There is also an audio link to “Dr. Abernathy.”
Here is a link to the actual site:
But before you click, be warned if you don’t like the sort of thing that appears in playboy, I have incuded the text alone below. Also, I would be careful if you click on this site at your workplace.
If you click on the thumbnail above it will open the pic to a full window. The woman in the pic is dressed. She is wearing “extreme lingerie.” (Is she the Sweetest Girl in all the world? The Word Girl…? Well, anyhow, She’s a Woman.)
Perhaps we will change out site name to Bibbly-o-sex? Ok, nuff said. ;)
Great post-punk bands should all grow old this gracefully, with a relaxed, soulful pop record. Mostly the work of Welsh singer/songwriter Green Gartside, Scritti Politti jumped from ’70s post-punk clatter to ’80s pop pay dirt, scoring minor hits with shiny, soulful songs like “The Sweetest Girl” and “Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin).” On his fifth album, White Bread, Black Beer, the 50-year-old Gartside takes Scritti Politti into middle age, layering warm ocean-air harmonies and clever, reflective lyrics atop intimate bedroom synths. Intricate pop melodies worthy of Burt Bacharach keep the spacious electronic arrangements from growing stale, sweetened by Gartside’s amiable intelligence. “There is no end,” Gartside sings on dreamy “Petrococadollar,” while his own voice replies as if in extension of the same thought, “I’m very strange about love.” If maturity means creating music this quirky and exquisite, maybe it’s not such a bad thing, after all.
— Marc Hogan
Found and posted by John Hyde