THE GO-BETWEENS - Dive for your Memory
Like many of the best Go-Betweens songs, Dive For Your Memory comes off deceptively sappy on first listen - a case that's never been particularly aided by the group's consistently crystalline production values. But what's so great about it is Robert Forster's occasional tone of ambivalence to his departed love, even as he begs for her to reconsider. He opens the song with a couplet that, for me at least, undermines all of the sentiment that follows and yet every measure of sentiment still manages to cripple upon impact. Good show, sad man.
Available on: 16 Lovers Lane