Happy New Year!!

by Simon

Ah, the full bellies after Christmas, the completely satisfied moans and groans of the overdoing it. And the empty pockets!!!

How long until payday again?

Here’s a tune from 1983 that sounds completely relevant today. Hey, I guess it will sound completely relevant any year. People will always be shorter of money than they would like….

It’s Jimmy Young’s Times Are Tight, a lovely little funky groove, which Paul Weller called his single of the year back in 1983, and subsequently covered. The Style Council version came from a bootleg somewhere but was originally from a Radio One concert from May 1983 with the Respond label bands. That’s the Questions backing Paul and Mick.

Jimmy Young – Times Are Tight
The Style Council – Times Are Tight