Friday, March 9, 2012

Ballroom Dancing - audio only

An album track off "Tug of War," a brilliant work whose best songs inexplicably weren't released as singles. This is one of my personal favorites. Reminds me of an old Kinks song whose name escapes me at the moment. Just a hint of a big band sound to this, obviously harkens back to his childhood in the contemporary dance halls. Paul shows his lower range on this, and it lightly echoes the whole "Tug of War" theme with a dance competition. Oh, wait, I just remembered, it was "Come Dancing (1982)" by the Kinks, awesome tune also on the same theme, complete with terrific music video, which may be why this one wasn't released in competition with it. Judge for yourself if you wish:

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