“To Turn You On”
From Robyn Hitchcock’s The Man Upstairs
Liner notes: Hitchcock gives Bryan Ferry’s morose love song a charming, irony-free makeover, setting his surprisingly tender vocal to a delicate chamber-folk arrangement.
Behind the music: The former Soft Boys leader teamed with producer Joe Boyd (Fairport Convention, Anna and Kate McGarrigle) for this vibrant mix of originals and covers (Doors, Psychedelic Furs).
Check it out if you like: Vital vets like Richard Thompson and Marshall Crenshaw.
This review originally appeared in our September/October issue of Mother Jones.