Monday, January 09, 2006

Lewis's single to avoid (09/01/06)

Richard Ashcroft - Break The Night With Colour
Lest we forget, Richard Ashcroft had a couple of hits in the nineties. So he is possibly most famous for strutting down a street, clattering into pedestrians, whilst backed by a song that tea-leaved a sample from the Rolling Stones' 'The Last Time'. As a result of this, that fairly mundane elegy, Bittersweet Symphony, is now owned by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. I'm led to suspect that they acquired Ashcroft's muse in that acrimonious legal battle. Like Richards and Jagger, Ashcroft is now older and sadly insignificant, left to plod-plod-plod away on efforts like this. Occasionally he'll writhe out an "Ooh!" that calls to mind the elder statesman of the Stones, albeit in a slowed-down, plod-plod-plodding fashion. Middle age doesn't suit Ashcroft. He should know that we tired of this crap years ago.