Song of the Week: “Functions on the Low” by XTC

by Douglas Cowie on 7 December 2018

Each Friday I pick a song–new, old, borrowed, blue–that’s been on my mind and in my ears, and write a short post about it.

This is “Functions on the Low” by XTC:

No, not this XTC but the grime producer. I was rereading and teaching Jeffrey Boyake’s superb Hold Tight last week, and relistening to this infectious groove. I love its computer game esthetic. You might recognize “Functions on the Low” as the track that Stormzy freestyled over for “Shut Up,” the song that brought him to the attention of middle aged people like me.

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