Stephen Duffy & the Lilac Time

In my teenage years I listened to everything from T.S.O.L. to the likes of Mr. Duffy here, recording at the time as Tin Tin. Stephen Duffy was the instructions, the map, and the soundtrack to getting the girl, while T.S.O.L. et al provided the musical score after I’d been dumped, refused, or otherwise unable to, um, score. Alright, let’s be honest. I never came close. Fast forward a number of years and Duffy has matured from British dance pop to stripped-down, acoustic folk songs, without much change in theme. He’s still trying to figure out exactly how love works. Join the club.

6 Replies to “Stephen Duffy & the Lilac Time”

  1. Stephen also collaborates with Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies from time to time, resulting in songs like Alcohol, Call and Answer, Alternative Girlfriend, and Jane. 🙂

  2. The whole “Keep Going” CD is recommended, it’s wonderful. SD is now writing songs with Robbie Williams, so presumably he’s getting paid nicely for a change.

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