Anglo For Your Ear: Scritti Politti’s “Absolute”

We’re taking a Welsh diversion from our usual daily Anglo offering and including this 1985 Scritti Politti electropop gem, “Absolute.” Green Gartside‘s fey weirdness is beguiling, with his helium voice, his Star Trek-worthy outfits, and his golden mane. Viewers wondering where Marc Wootton got his Shirley Ghostman schtick should look no further…

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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