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Saturday 18 May 2013

Hue & Cry - "Labour Of Love"

Hue & Cry - Labour Of Love

Excerpt taken from the brilliant and deeply informative site Retro Universe:

‘Labour Of Love’ was a funk inflected exemplar of pop brilliance, but beneath its snappy synth-driven funk surface, lurked an acerbically sharp set of politically charged lyrics. The song was written from the perspective of a downtrodden working class stiff, who has realised the falsehood in the Tory mantra of working yourself into the ground for a proud, individualist Britain - a lot of pain for not much gain. The song encompassed the duo’s basic left-wing, anti-Thatcher stance, and served to illustrate the concept behind the name Hue & Cry, which was to let people know they were being politically duped.

Labour Of Love features on the Scottish duo's 1987 debut album Seduced And Abandoned

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