Saturday, 2 January 2010

Man On The Tube

"Man on the tube. Don't catch his eye. He's looking over at you. Got his eye on your thigh ... " sings Barbara Gogan on The Passions' Man On The Tube from their excellent Michael and Miranda LP of 1980, touching on the theme of feeling frightened travelling alone on the tube late at night. Interestingly another track from the LP, Pedal Fury, deals with the dangers of cycling in the capital. The Passions were part of the early Chris Parry stable at Fiction Records along with The Cure, Purple Hearts and Back To Zero, which was a fantastic modern pop line-up. In other words, around the time of this ... Sing it Billy: "It's too late to take the underground ..."

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