Friday, February 27, 2009
Nik Kershaw recorded the single best new wave pop song of the 80s -- Wouldn't It Be Good. For American audiences, his career pretty much begins and ends there. But the reality is that not only did he go on to release quite a few exceptional albums throughout the late 80s and early 90s, even into today; he also surrounded himself with some of the best damn musicians anywhere to record and tour with. People like bass genius Mark King of Level 42 and my personal favorite drummer, Simon Phillips.
The result was always something wonderful and surprising: Pop music with brains.
From an album almost no one here in the states has even heard of -- 1986's Radio Musicola -- here's the title track.