Soft Cell & Pet Shop Boys - Purple Zone
This one hurts. These two acts have been responsible for some of my favourite musical moments from the last forty years. But, as much as I want to love it, this song leaves me cold. The whole thing is as flat as a pancake. It's safe to a fault, and they're bands that have never been shy about embracing the Drama before. Think back to 'Jacky' or 'Left To My Own Devices'. It truly pains me to say this, but 'Purple Zone' is nothing more than a football chant with a wobbly bit in the chorus that makes me queasy.
Track Link: https://youtu.be/cv4QNTg1Mps
Homework #1: Marc Almond - Jacky / https://youtu.be/adRNP-IqBVc
Homework #2: Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices / https://youtu.be/Ed1tv_gCOUA
Homework #3: Paul Weller - Cosmic Fringes (PSB Remix) / https://youtu.be/RjlkIgIjE1Y