Greetings from the Gutter

Dave Stewart

1994: Anxious Records/EastWest 4509-97546-2

  1. Heart of Stone
  2. Greetings from the Gutter
  3. Crazy Sister
  4. Chelsea Lovers
  5. Jealousy
  6. St Valentine’s Day
  7. Kinky Sweetheart
  8. Damien Save Me
  9. Tragedy Street
  10. You Talk a Lot
  11. Oh No, Not You Again

This one’s hard to really enjoy, apart from isolated tracks, but I can’t fail to appreciate the amount of work and concentration that went into its creation. It is bursting with creativity but never really catches the spark of vitality it needs. Still, “Kinky Sweetheart” is a yummy piece for endless-repeat playing when you need to get serious work done on a computer, the combination of Dave’s soundscape and voice with Laurie Anderson’s melding beautifully. Most of the tracks on this flail about wildly but don’t engage me…I haven’t quite decided on “Crazy Sister” that way, though….