THE MONDAY MORNING HI-QUALITY VINYL RIP : Part Forty: LEVI STUBBS’ TEARS

This is one of those songs where, no matter how hard I try, I can never come up with the words to do it justice. Maybe because it is the saddest song I’ve ever heard

mp3: Billy Bragg – Levi Stubbs’ Tears

From Talking With The Taxman About Poetry, the one that Billy called ‘The Difficult Third Album’ on the front of the sleeve.  The only difficulty I have with it is trying to accept that it was released 35 years ago.

JC

6 thoughts on “THE MONDAY MORNING HI-QUALITY VINYL RIP : Part Forty: LEVI STUBBS’ TEARS

  1. This is a masterpiece in any bitrate, only rivalled for emotional punch in Billy’s career by Tank Park Salute. For a pretty persuasive analysis of its power, that venerable critic Greil Marcus has a great piece about this song on his website.

  2. B side Walk away Renee is one of my most played Billy songs, sadly my copy has a slightly offset hole which makes the ending sound wonky

  3. “Put a hole in her body, where no hole should be.”
    One of my favourite Billy tracks.
    And I agree about the b-side @Lee. It’s the only reason I bought “Reaching to the Converted” cd.

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