5 from Latin Quarter

Who remembers Latin Quarter? I certainly do. I played their album Modern Times a lot back in 1985. So for all those who remember them (I believe they reformed in 2012, although not sure if they carried on) here are five tracks that resonate with me. They know how to put together a good melody with edgy lyrics.

Modern Times – I can’t believe that this wasn’t a hit! This is a great catchy pop tune with  bit of a political message. Love the reggae influence also.  The singer’s voice is strong, the lyrics good, the musicianship first class, albeit in a very 80s style. But I like that. Have a listen!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMFhT0zDUf4&list=PLAB2fqw-BsHT8-vsbA35-53LZnJWJyhpK

Radio Africa  – very reggae, very laid back, quite political too – perhaps they were too political, but not for me. This is good stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF79sN_8g3E 

Truth About John – I love this song. It is pop at its best with a dig at tell all books and the gutter press. Great keyboards too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enFb3_bC7SA&list=PLAB2fqw-BsHT8-vsbA35-53LZnJWJyhpK

Blameless  –  More classy pop with soul and depth and just a hint of country. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx7r_rMRxK0

Desert Rose  – from 2012, a beautiful song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_LMZhb3MRU


About George Fripley
I am a writer who enjoys writing humour, satire, poetry and sometimes a bit of philosophy. I live in Perth, Western Australia and occasionally get a poem or article published. It's all good fun! I have two books available for unwary readers, Grudges, Rumours and Drama Queens- The Civil Servant's Manual (This contains all that anybody could ever want to know about why government runs so slowly) and More Gravy Please! - the Politician's Handbook. (available through Amazon). Real name Peter Tapsell...just started off writing under a pseudonym and kept going.

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