Song of the day – 80: Flowers
From the first Earcom compilation (parent company, Fast Forward, you might know better for Gang Of Four, Mekons et al, with its motto of “difficult fun” and “mutant pop”). I don’t mind admitting I’d completely forgotten all about it – despite its leading line of “met a boy called Jerry/Whose dancing was a treat” – until re-encountering it on the totally incredible ‘reference of female-fronted punk rock’ 12-CD compilation (still free to download). God damn this song is fine: taut, bruised, menacing. From Edinburgh, Scotland apparently. Well, of course they are!
Here. Listen to it here.