Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lost Gem: "One More Time" - Joe Jackson (1979)


"Tell me one more time that love was only my illusion."
--> Joe Jackson <--


In 1979, Joe Jackson hit the States with one of the best albums of the year.

Filled with venom and attitude...Jackson was quickly labeled... along with Costello and Parker as being "The Angry Singer-Songwriters".

Joe Jackson would later evolve into much broader musical stylings than one single label could define.

But Jackson's..."Look Sharp"...is the CD I reach for when I need a heavy dose of familiar frustration.


Lost Gem:--> "One More Time"...and the ground rules are set. Gary Sanford's guitar jumps out from the speakers like a runaway town-crier.   Graham Maby catches up with some wicked talented bass-bombs.

Both clear the way for the deliciously pissed-off Joe Jackson and his cynical...sarcastic vocals.  This was new-wave-rock at its finest. Aggressive...catchy...with a stinging left hook and a point!

Have you heard this gem?


Tell me one more time as I hold your hand, that you don't love me.
Tell me one more time as teardrops start to fall.
Shout it to me and I'll shout it to the skies above me.
That there was nothing after all.

Baby, baby, tell me that you never wanted my loving
Baby, baby, tell me that you never, tell me, tell me,
One more time, one more time, say you're leaving, say goodbye
One more time, one more time, say you're leaving, say goodbye

Tell me one more time that we never had a thing in common.
Tell me one more time as you turn and face the wall.
Tell me I should know you never were my kind of woman.
Tell me we were fools to fall.

Tell me one more time your tears are only sad confusion.
Tell me it's just been so long and that is all.
Tell me one more time that love was only my illusion.
You never answered to my call.

Joe Jackson Official Site

Good stuff!

Casey Chambers
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