Great single for collectors.
Michael Stack | North Chelmsford, MA USA | 07/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The single for Adrian Belew's "Pretty Pink Rose", off of "Young Lions", is a worthwhile investment for any Belew collector.
The song itself is presented in the same mix as is the album, but there's three b-sides. One is "Oh Daddy", straight off of "Mr. Music Head", but the other two, "Neptune Pool" and "Shoe Salesman", are unavailable elsewhere. The former is an instrumental in the fashion of the material on "Desire Caught By the Tail"-- its very orchestral and works quite nicely, with some great clean tone guitar below occasional washes of synths from Belew's axe. "Shoe Salesman" is a great piece-- acoustic guitar and vocal and full of bizarrely bad puns in the lyrics that somehow work in that very Belewesque fashion (it also helps it ends in under two minutes)."
2 previously unreleased songs on this EP
JC | MD USA | 04/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
Pretty Pink Rose (w/ David Bowie)
Neptune Pool (*)
Shoe Salesman (*)