Robert Newman’s top 10 favourite albums : number 8 : Workers’ Playtime – Billy Bragg (1988. Elektra Records / Asylum Records)

Some of his finest love songs are on this album: The Short Answer, The Only One, The Price I Pay, She’s Got a New Spell.
In the last track Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards, he is being interviewed by a fanzine writer:

Mixing Pop & Politics
He asks me what the use is,
I offer an embarrassment of my usual excuses.

Live, Billy changes this too:

Mixing Pop & Politics
He asks me what the use is,
I offer my acupuncturist and a selection of fruit juices!

For number 9 in Robert newman’s top 10 favourite albums please go here

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