Song In My Head #83: “Ghosts of Princes in Towers” by Rich Kids

Here’s a classic track by former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock’s other punk-era band, Rich Kids (also featuring future Ultravox singer Midge Ure). People tend to lament what might have been when discussing Rich Kids, since the band had only one UK Top 40 single in 1978. “Ghosts of Princes in Towers” was not that hit, which astounds me. The song begins in classic mod fashion before the guitars careen and lurch into a soaring vocal. Then the Kids take it to the bridge, the bridge! Ahh…


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