#308 Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures – Orange Juice

There’s a scepticism bordering on nihilism about ‘Orange Juice’, a collaboration between Stanley Brinks – formerly of Herman Dune – and the Wave Pictures. Brinks comes over all Modern Life Is Rubbish as he laments life’s disappointments, including a 21st-century ‘Panic’ refrain of “the radio sucks balls, I don’t relate to any of the music they’re playing at all”. The antidote, apparently, is a cocktail of “alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, ephedrine and orange juice”. That out of these it is the healthy option that is chosen for the song’s title shows the whole thing is done with a glint in the eye.