Friday, November 5, 2010
Polly's Got a Cracker
It's a creaky ol' cliche - but, *winces* - they really don't write 'em like they used to.
Take ex-Pickettywitchetty Polly Brown's Puff of Smoke. All the mechanics and constructions of perfect pop are contained within this firecracker of a track built entirely from glittering hooks, riffs and bridges with no fat, lumps or gristle guaranteed (surely one of the worst ad' slogans ever).
A genre-fusing tune, mind-melding 'Lectro bounce, Motown vocals, Eurovison swish and Northern Soul stomp. But why, since it's '75 release, has no one covered this spangly poppet. Surely Golfrapp's Crystal Tipps does Glitzy-Disco would be the perfect format for rebuffing this buried treasure.
Polly Brown ~ Up in a Puff of Smoke