Saturday, August 4, 2018
"I Can't Stay Long" by Ultravox
"Its influences are diverse and it emerged out of nowhere and led to nothing" said a review of Ultravox's Systems of Romance at the Head Heritage site. That describes it perfectly. I didn't explore John Foxx-era Ultravox until recent years, and it's touch and go for me, but there's something incredibly special about "I Can't Stay Long" - a band giving it's all in every capacity - the lyric, the vocal, the guitar work, the bass line, the driving beat... everything. And it did lead to nothing - the original band broke up after this album. This wasn't even a single! And yet, 40 years later, I think it's awesome. A true classic.