First up, this absolutely genius take on Iggy Pop from the late, great Nick Curran. I forgot just how good this is, as is just about everything from Curran's way too short career.
Before Robert Palmer's career skyrocketed thanks to MTV, he was making some pretty interesting records. Honestly, I genuinely like Palmer's hits, even if the videos are now (and maybe even then) looked upon as terrible. But before the 80's really stepped into high gear, Robert Palmer was recording everything from R&B and funk to world music and punk. This track, if memory serves, was a b-side that I know I paid little mind to back in '83, but hearing again 35 years later, really blew my mind. Palmer excelled in phrasing. It was his strongest asset as a vocalist, and more often than not, he turned a mediocre tune into something special because of how he was singing it. "The Silver Gun" is an odd tune, but I just love the programming, which like Palmer's vocals, is just special enough to stand out.