Song of the Day, March 23: I Wanna Destroy You by the Soft Boys

SoftBoysDestroyToday’s song is amazingly direct. For their second full-length album, Underwater Moonlight, the Soft Boys blended their punk spirit, psychedelic roots, and raw talent into something special. On the opening track, they spelled out their mission is stark terms. The world is a mess, and the forces that are trashing it need to be put down. Over a searing guitar, Robyn Hitchcock declaims a manifesto on the redemptive power of music and a desire to fix his broken world. The Boys provide solid harmonies as they chant the chorus, finally fading out with a grim howl. It’s a wonderful song, remarkable in a catalog best known for strange creatures and subtle intrigue.

Enjoy this punk powerhouse today.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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