Archive | Aug 07, 2017

Certain Songs #955: Lloyd Cole – “Ice Cream Girl”

Album: Lloyd Cole
Year: 1990

My favorite song on Lloyd Cole’s solo debut, and quite possibly the prettiest song he’s ever written is also one where the crack band he assembled for that record — primarily Robert Quine and Matthew Sweet — are nowhere to be found.

But that’s OK, as “Ice Cream Girl” is almost folk-rock, featuring co-writer Blair Cowan doing the thin wild mercury organ vs. piano duet and only Fred Maher’s very early 1990’s drum beat contemporizing the song at all.