“The sound of Scritti Politti 1978 to 1985 is essentially the sound of Green Gartside getting better in bed.”

Evidence:

1978-1979: lived in horrible communal squat. Would probably have presented you with itemised bill (sorry delineation of means of production and exchange) for shag. Unable to keep a steady rhythm – great if producing spasmarxist doubt-beat, less great in other circs.

1982: Writes song called “Sex”. Somewhat gauche but shows willing.

1985: Inner sleeve pic in executive washroom showing Green now familiar with the finer points of personal hygiene. Music now highly danceable wink wink. (Also gets in outside producers – kinky!)

(further popcritsexlife hypotheticals here)

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