Pepe Deluxe - Go For Blue
Dan Round 27/08/2007
Listen to 1998's 'Before You Leave' (famed on a Levi's “twisted” commercial) and then follow with this new single, and you will realise the extent of Pepe Deluxe's change of direction and willingness to experiment.
'Go For Blue' is a sample free, un-syncopated song in the psychedelic rock mould. With a catchy tune and roaring guitars the song starts well - whirling organs and pounding drums compete well with space themed lyrics. As it progresses though the song begins to bore, with slightly rambling vocals and the same-old 70s rock formula.
Unlikely to relive this combo's late 90s heyday, this acid fuelled oddity nevertheless stands alone as a good take from the Pepe Deluxe back catalogue.