Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Cat's Pajamas (Part II)

From 1977, and their inexplicably underrated eponymous debut album masterpiece, please enjoy The Boomtown Rats (perpetually just fallen out of bed keyboardist Johnnie Fingers pictured below) and the intensely Stones-ish "Close As You'll Ever Be."

I've been looking for an excuse to post this track -- which, had it been released as such, would doubtless have been on my Great Lost Singles of the 70s list -- for ages. So kudos to reader The Phantom Creep for pointing out Fingers' fashion debt to Stevie Winwood in The Ghost Goes Gear yesterday.