I’m delving into the world of the single! I’ll buy a 7”, 12” or CD single every week and post my findings here. Who knows what musical discoveries will be made?
After the success of last week’s bargain bin Survivor single, I went back to Missing for another rummage through the detritus of their 50p section. I hit paydirt once again with this 80s Pop classic.
I once went through a phase of watching Vintage TV. A lot. This, along with Boys of Summer, Down Under and Wired for Sound, was one of the videos I kept hoping would come up. It’s one of those songs that I really like on its own without any interest in hearing the artist’s other music. Maybe one day I’ll actually listen to the B-Side of this and see if that grabs me.
Wouldn’t It Be Good is a great track. It’s very open sounding with slick Rock guitar, a gloriously cheesy synth hook and some strangely detached and threatening vocals. You can call this my “bad 80s” side if you like but I love the sound and vibe of this stuff and a large part of my imaginative space is taken up by Miami Vice so this just hits the spot! Recently I downloaded the very 80s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for PS3. I’ve been playing that frequently and, as EvaOverload noticed, trying to “will myself into the telly”. Well it turns out this Nik Kershaw track plays on the radio there! I haven’t heard it yet but I’m just going to have to drive around some more, imagining I’m Sonny Crockett, until it does.