Sunday, 6 March 2011

40: The Adventures, “Broken Land” (no.20, 1988)

The video - all hands-on-keyboards and florid botanical imagery - is a little sub-Talk Talk, if we’re being honest, but “Broken Land” remains an oddly timeless (and, Celtic pipes and whistles aside, placeless) single: you could almost read it as a heartfelt, poetic riposte to the failings and iniquities of the Thatcher era, were it not being sung by a man recalling grinning Wet Wet Wet cheesemonger Marti Pellow.

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