Kirsty MacColl – Desperate Character (1981, Remastered 2012)

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Kirsty MacColl‘s 1981 debut album finally takes its CD bow. Full of charm, humour and her quirky ear for what makes a great pop song, there s a diversity and eclecticism at work here that brings together the cheeky pop of the Top 20 hit … Chip Shop…, the swing jazz of The Real Ripper, the kinky reggae of the Hollies Just One Look, the feisty new wave energy of Clock Goes Round and the faux-country cover of George Jones’ He Thinks I Still Care. Perhaps what makes Desperate Character still sound so vibrant though are the sweeping, sumptuous 60s recreations of See That Girl, Until The Night and Hard To Believe. Kirsty takes the songs beyond parody, particularly See That Girl, one of the best songs she ever wrote.

She also tackles, tongue in cheek, a Shangri-La’s style Teenager In Love, but this a long way removed from Frankie Lymon’s paean; here Kirsty is nursing a tequila and mourning a lost love as she sings in character of a ‘lonely, alcoholic teenager in love!’ Ahead lay more hit singles and acclaimed albums such as Kite, Electric Landlady and Titanic Days; a permanent voice on Christmas airwaves thanks to that enduring Fairytale of New York; parenthood and a glittering second career as as a session singer for the likes of U2, the Smiths and Talking Heads. But for many, the first appreciation of this special singer/songwriter came courtesy of Desperate Character and this release provides an opportunity to refresh memories and make fresh introductions to the one and only Kirsty MacColl.
Desperate Character (originally released as Polydor POLS 1035 (U.K.), 1981 – reissued Salvo SALVOCD058 (U.K.), 2012)
Clock Goes Round
See That Girl
There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis
Teenager in Love
Mexican Sofa
Until the Night
Falling for Faces
Just One Look
The Real Ripper
Hard to Believe
He Thinks I Still Care
There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis (Country Version)

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Kirsty MacColl‘s 1981 debut album finally takes its CD bow. Full of charm, humour and her quirky ear for what makes a great pop song, there s a diversity and eclecticism at work here that brings together the cheeky pop of the Top 20 hit … Chip Shop…, the swing jazz of The Real Ripper, the kinky reggae of the Hollies Just One Look, the feisty new wave energy of Clock Goes Round and the faux-country cover of George Jones’ He Thinks I Still Care. Perhaps what makes Desperate Character still sound so vibrant though are the sweeping, sumptuous 60s recreations of See That Girl, Until The Night and Hard To Believe. Kirsty takes the songs beyond parody, particularly See That Girl, one of the best songs she ever wrote.

She also tackles, tongue in cheek, a Shangri-La’s style Teenager In Love, but this a long way removed from Frankie Lymon’s paean; here Kirsty is nursing a tequila and mourning a lost love as she sings in character of a ‘lonely, alcoholic teenager in love!’ Ahead lay more hit singles and acclaimed albums such as Kite, Electric Landlady and Titanic Days; a permanent voice on Christmas airwaves thanks to that enduring Fairytale of New York; parenthood and a glittering second career as as a session singer for the likes of U2, the Smiths and Talking Heads. But for many, the first appreciation of this special singer/songwriter came courtesy of Desperate Character and this release provides an opportunity to refresh memories and make fresh introductions to the one and only Kirsty MacColl.
Desperate Character (originally released as Polydor POLS 1035 (U.K.), 1981 – reissued Salvo SALVOCD058 (U.K.), 2012)
Clock Goes Round
See That Girl
There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis
Teenager in Love
Mexican Sofa
Until the Night
Falling for Faces
Just One Look
The Real Ripper
Hard to Believe
He Thinks I Still Care
There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis (Country Version)

VBR~278 kbps | 72 MB | UL | CL | MC

http://ul.to/5y7p3543

http://clz.to/w0rj723x

http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/1OQAEUR9/DesperateCharacter2012.rar_links
Featuring bonus tracks "Glub Glub Glub" and "(I'm All Over) The Ocean"
 
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Was Kirsty responsible for the dreadful nasal backing vocals on Big Mouth Strikes again?
No, she did the annoying ethereal backing vocals on Ask though. I hate the production of that song so much. Lyrically it was corny enough, but to put chorus effects on Johnny's guitar, along with that rhythm harmonica part turns it into a corn laden turd!
 
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