Song Stuck In My Head: So We Can Be One Together

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Like To Get To Know You Well" - Howard Jones (1985)

It seems like critics like to dismiss British vocalist, Howard Jones and his contributions to 80's synth-pop and pass it off as pure mindless piffle. While its explainable since his hit, "No One Is To Blame" has been jammed down the throats of every music listener from the ear lenders to 80's hour on local soft rock radio stations and to being blared over grocery store loudspeakers, but who said that was bad? You know me, I always like the song less traveled. "Like To Get To Know You Well" was the first single released from Jones' second album, Dream Into Action, before the madness of "No One Is To Blame" and "Things Can Only Get Better" ensued and in my opinion, its his best song. "LTGTKYW" is creatively Reggae influenced with a bit of light funk mixed it and it's a infectious little sucker. It may be "annoying" to some, as it seems a bit too perky for its own good...but who gives a flying squirrel's ass anyway? It's a fun tune with a bit of social conscious wrapped into it, and it just happens to be one of my favorite 80's jams, so there! Dig on the video below, it's soooo 80's with its squiggly and symmetric drawings and artsy fartsy modern art concept...fun indeed.

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