I’ve always liked Steve Harley’s music – right from the first time I ever heard Sebastian, Death Trip and Ritz.
They are his three best songs; the songs with more poetry in them than most poetry. Lots of people enjoy Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) – rightly so, after all, it is a good song, but for me, the best Harley songs are:
the autobiographical Sebastian:
followed by the anthemic Death Trip:
followed by the chilling Ritz:
There are others: Tumbling Down, Cavaliers, etc, but the three featured here have secured Steve Harley a place in popular music’s history. They are, without doubt, very good, entertaining, meaningful, profound and thought-provoking, melodic songs. What more can one ask from music?
I hope you have enjoyed them.
(c) R J Dent (2009)