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‘Electric Avenue’ – Eddy Grant (1982)
Stealthily furious pop perennial
Today's young whippersnappers don't have the monopoly on rioting. Back in 1982, Eddy Grant was singing about 'violence in the street' because the protagonist 'can't afford a thing on TV' or 'get food for them kid'. If only we'd paid attention to the verses at the time instead of just singing along to its insanely catchy chorus.