HOLLY JOHNSON: Atomic City (MCA)
It comes as something of a disappointment to find out that “Atomic City” isn’t half as breezy as either “Love Train” or “Americanos”. All the normal parts of a Holly Johnson song are in there (i.e. lots of “haww hawwwws“, plenty of frantic parpings from the horn “section”, a high-pitched wail or two from the backing singer “chicks” etc) but there’s just not much of a tune to it. Oh well, I should expect the video will be good.