Heard "When Doves Cry" out of nowhere on the radio recently. I wasn't expecting it, and it hit me with fresh ears. Almost 35 years later, the song is still deeply weird, and sounds like it came from the future. There's so much that makes it a legendary song, but the most amazing thing to me is how it manages to combine deep funk science, serious R&B soulfulness, dance club beats, light pop confectionery, psychedelia, and something approaching avant art song into a unified whole that sounds like unlike anything before or since and still got over as a gigantic crossover hit.

2018-04-20 18:39:14-05:00