You think you’re mad too unstable Kicking in chairs and knocking down tables In a restaurant in a West end town
The former Smash Hits writer and his pal gave their song ‘West End Girls’ a second shot at success 30 years ago today. (yes. Thirty. Years. Ago.) kicking off a fabulous career on pop’s merry-go-round. With that wonderful opening couplet sung in Tennant’s distinctive nasal deadpanned way that either infuriates or beguiles. Like any writer Neil knew how to kick the doors down and grab the listener’s attention from the off. The simplistic backing creates a sinister and edgy atmosphere, that jazzy sax and feale backing vocal melding with the electronic bassline. Pop music at it’s very best.
And most importantly – you can’t hear any beards