Oh, Robert Palmer, this was the very first song I ever recorded by you. My love for you hasn’t changed. If anything, it’s gotten even stronger. You just really know how to sing, man, and this song was. . .wait for it. . .simply irresistible. I know. The growl of the guitar that matches the growl of your voice, that sound at the very end that is very likely you unsheathing a samurai sword for whatever reason, I know all of it by heart because I’ve listened to this one so many times. As I wrote the first time this song came up on my track list, you are James Bond if he were a rock star. Which needs to be a new franchise. And we already know whose music is going to be on the soundtrack.
Radio 75, side A, track 6: “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer