Tempted | Squeeze
It’s Monday. It’s raining. It’s OK to stay inside and not do anything.
I said to my reflection, let’s get out of this place.
I got really freaked out for a minute when I hit the play button just now. Apparently, Squeeze went back into the studio in 1993 to redo Tempted for its inclusion on the Reality Bites soundtrack. They added that rhythm guitar and changed the drum sound. Also, more organ. Most notably, Tilbrook’s “I bought a toothbrush” buried before the first verse is gone. And what the heck’s up with the synth pad in there?
I can’t hate on Tempted. It’s just too good. But I will say that the stuff they did in 1993 was probably not the best artistic decision they could have made. That being said, it’s always fun to hear different versions of tunes, so I’m can’t really complain.