Monday, December 5, 2011

80's Guilt #05: Howard Jones "No One Is To Blame" (1986)

  • Howard Jones hardly gets credit as one of those production-based New Wave dudes because of his cred-crippling connections to AOR. For example, the radio remix version of "No One Is To Blame" was produced by none other than Phil Collins himself... Thankfully, Howard Jones sings a lot more like Robert Smith than Phil Collins.
  • Another well-structured example of sweet songcraft, which seems to be dominating the 80's Guilt Mix... Lyrically full of contradictions to explain the paradoxes pulling apart two people who are immensely attracted to each other... How lovely.
  • Not a total grocery store jam, but we've heard it played at grocery stores in the past... (keeping in mind we've also heard Weezer, The Strokes, Spice Girls "Wannabe" and various album tracks from Air's Moon Safari in the produce section).
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