Billy Bragg – Levi Stubbs’ Tears
(Go! Discs Records 1986 GOD12)
Vinyl in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from some light pops/crackles)
Sleeve in Very Good+ condition
– some wear along top and some ringwear
Stephen William Bragg (born 20 December 1957) – known as Billy Bragg – is an English alternative rock musician and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal with political or romantic themes. His music career has lasted more than thirty years.
“Levi Stubbs’ Tears” is a song by Billy Bragg. It was the first single released from Bragg’s 1986 album Talking with the Taxman about Poetry. The song’s title refers to The Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs, whose music remains a source of comfort to the protagonist through years of abandonment, injury, and domestic violence.
A guitar riff from the song was sampled by Norman Cook and featured in his 1989 song “Won’t Talk About It”, also featuring Billy Bragg on “falsetto soul” vocals. When Cook formed Beats International they released their own hit version of the song in 1990.
In 2014, NME ranked it at number 207 in their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
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