Archive | Aug 01, 2017

Certain Songs #949: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – “Lost Weekend”

Album: Easy Pieces
Year: 1985

The other great single from Easy Pieces, “Lost Weekend” was a bouncy, will o’the wisp of a song that rides a jaunty Neil Clark guitar part and over compensating lead vocals from Lloyd Cole to try and mask what was a pretty dark set of lyrics.

That’s actually one of my favorite tricks of course — the song that tries to hide its true intentions behind a mask of cheerfulness. But of course, the second you pay attention to the words, it’s a completely different story.