This guy is the thinking man’s rocker pin-up. He’s got the slick, dark-haired pout down, and he sings like a corn-fed country boy, but instead of shaking his hips, Lloyd Cole seduces you with words. He stuffs quite a few of them in the song, “Perfect Skin,” his hit with The Commotions from 1984. Example: “Shame on you, you’ve got no sense of grace/Shame on me/Just in case I might come to a conclusion/Other than that which is absolutely necessary/and that’s perfect skin.”

Whazzdatusay, man? Don’t sweat it…the funky little tune is, in one word, perfect.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.