Perhaps no song epitomizes the late 70s rain-sogged UK â€œMesstheticsâ€/D.I.Y. sound for me as much as METROPAKâ€™s â€œOK Letâ€™s Goâ€. This 1979 single was the first of three from this Scottish band, who to my surprise have a great MySpace tribute site up right now where you can download even more, look at photos, watch a video and all that. The distant, delicately strummed chords; the out-of-place keyboard bleeps; the pointless chug and sputter tempos; and the general ennui that pervades this thing make it as much a candidate for this eraâ€™s hall of fame as â€œRedboxâ€ by I JOG AND THE TRACKSUITS and â€œSmokescreenâ€ by the DESPERATE BICYCLES, to say nothing of â€œChance Romanceâ€ by SUBVERSE that we posted a few weeks ago.
Play or Download METROPAK â€“ â€œOK Letâ€™s Goâ€ (from 1979 single)