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Richard Turgeon / Postcards From Paradise

Richard Turgeon 

Postcards From Paradise

As a teenager, Richard Turgeo received his first taste of Flesh For Lulu when hearing their tune, I Go Crazy on the Some Kind Of Wonderful movie soundtrack. Still a fan after all these years, the San Francisco Bay Area  singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist pays homage to the South London band on his latest download single, which is an adaption of Postcards From Paradise that was initially issued in 1987. 

Copping a British accent with absolute perfection, Turgeon delivers Postcards From Paradise with a swagger and a shine. Built around a wall of rocking clamor, the punchy song is topped by an exhilarating chorus and electrifying melodies. Managed by power and presence, Turgeon’s cover of Postcards From Paradise is just as great as the original recording. 

On a personal note, Turgeon dedicates the cut to his sister Katherine, who introduced him to The Cure – another band cited as an early influence – and has always encouraged and supported his own musical activities. 

If you enjoy Postcards From Paradise – and I am sure you will – make it a point to check out Turgeon’s new album, Sea Change, which is set to be released any day now, but can be pre-ordered from Kool Kat Musik

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