imitate opened it and he's standing there (imitating breathless Japanese accent) ' Tom Verlaine!
The chorus / climax is irresistible anyway - Verlaine crooning - " I understand destructive urges / They seem so imperfect.
The guitar here is almost incidental to what's going on, which is something I never expected to feel about a Verlaine performance!
Verlaine's poetic lyricism and crystalline guitar lines made for a new music that was a genre in itself.
It boosts Verlaine's unjustly neglected status as a pop craftsman and offers up tantalizing glimpses of his mad genius.