Talking With The Taxman About Poetry
by Billy Bragg
Released: Jan 1986
Bragg came to fame as a solo performer but on this "difficult third album" he brings in such musicians as Johnny Marr and John Porter for a warmer, though still intimate sound. Bragg's melodic narratives of everyday struggles, defeats, and small triumphs really stand out here, and "Greetings to the New Brunette" earned him FM airplay in the U.S.