TRACK REVIEW: Mike Hebden – Let Me Down | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Mike Hebden’s Let Me Down reimagines an ill-fated date in perfectly realised soft rock style, replete with swirling 10cc I’m Not In Love organ sound, blistering guitar solos, Player’s Baby Come Back chorus harmonies, a perfectly pitched sax solo from Archipelago’s own Faye MacCalman, and a vocal reminiscent of Christopher Cross. All of this set over a 12/8 driving rhythm, produced by the legendary Harbourmaster.

It’s a little disconcerting to hear an Americanised vocal talking about meeting at the Monument over this super-suave LA-nights musical bed, but if you can put aside the reality of windswept Greggs bags across Hippy Green, then there’s a cooler-than-cool 80s rock track just waiting for you to dive in.


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