Track of the Day today follows the release of Ezra Furman’s newest video for his single ‘Body Was Made’ taken from the fabulous LP Perpetual Motion People. An instant garage rock and roll tune dabbled with horns and the underlying theme of a protest song.
The man himself describes the song “‘Body Was Made’ is a protest song against the people and forces that would make me ashamed of my body, my gender and my sexuality. It’s a declaration of freedom from false authority and self-appointed social police who have given me grief all my life.”
So when the man himself has something to say it usually gets said, but luckily enough for us with enough panache to make a lothario wince, as he croons and croaks in equal measures of saxophone riffs and an r’n’b jive which permeates our dancing capabilities.
With the video including members of Peggy Sue and Landshapes as theyu battle it out at a talent show the subtle writing abilities of Furman seem more pronounced than ever. You feel yourself singing along and dancing like a mindless idiot until you suddenly realise he is making a point.
A bloody good, A point which speaks to millions of people. But more importantly a point which has a saxophone solo in it.