June 11, 2022

S5E230 - Scritti Politti 'Cupid & Psyche 85' with Paul Marfleet

S5E230 - Scritti Politti 'Cupid & Psyche 85' with Paul Marfleet

When British band Scritti Politti originally got together at Leeds Polytechnic in 1977, they were a punk-inspired collective of art students and squatters with a penchant towards Marxism. In the early 1980s leader Green Gartside scrapped all that and...


When British band Scritti Politti originally got together at Leeds Polytechnic in 1977, they were a punk-inspired collective of art students and squatters with a penchant towards Marxism. In the early 1980s leader Green Gartside scrapped all that and pivoted the band to a pop/soul sound that paid homage to American artists Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin among others. This week we're joined by Aylesbury, UK resident Paul Marfleet as we dig into their smash sophomore album 'Cupid & Psyche 85'  

Songs featured in this episode: God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols; Some Like It Hot - Power Station; Notorious - Duran Duran; Heads Will Roll - Echo & The Bunnymen; Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Mark Almond; Capital (It Fails Us Now) - Gang Of Four; Rent - Pet Shop Boys; Bibbly-O-Tek, Skank Bloc Bologna - Scritti Politti; Confusion - New Order; Poison Arrow - ABC; The Sweetest Girl - Scritti Politti; Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - The Kinks; The Word Girl, Small Talk - Scritti Politti; Careless Whisper - George Michael; Absolute, A Little Knowledge - Scritti Politti; We Can Work It Out - Chaka Khan; Union Of The Snake - Duran Duran; Don't Work That Hard, Perfect Way - Scritti Politti; Perfect Way - Miles Davis; Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy) - Scritti Politti; Human Nature - Michael Jackson; Lover To Fall, Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) - Scritti Politti; I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin; Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren; Right - David Bowie; Hypnotize - Scritti Politti; The Message - Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five; The Whisper Of Your Mind - The Lilac Time; Way To Blue - Lisa Hannigan, Teddy Thompson, Green Gartside (from the concert film 'The Songs of Nick Drake: Way To Blue)

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Paul Marfleet is an avid music fan whose tastes include '60's psychedelia, '70's post-punk, and '80's British indie pop. Working in the travel technology sector by day, he likes to spend his spare time cycling, playing the guitar, and following politics.