Song of the Day, March 23: I Wanna Destroy You by the Soft Boys
March 23, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’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.