This article is written by unknown and was published in Sounds on 10th November, 1990.
SINGLE OF THE WEEK(1)
CHEAP: BETTER than 90 per cent of this year's singles
CHEAP 'Third Term' (Deltic) Re-released as a 12-inch, with the added bonus
of a stunning acoustic version of 'The Newshound' (an acute portrayal of the scum
that litter the daily tabloids) -and rightly so, because quite frankly this puts
90 per cent of singles released this year into the shade and kicks them in the
teeth to boot.
Ex-Adverts frontman TV Smith is by far the most distinguished and compelling lyricist still at work and 'Third Term' is the best song written about the state of our wonderful country since The Newtown Neurotics' early '80s classic, 'Kick Out The Tories'. A
growling guitar and a thumping chorus succinctly condense eleven years of Thatcherism
into three power-packed minutes of pent up frustrations and naked emotion. It
bleeds compassion with TV imploring, "Don't be poor, don't be young/Don't
be old, don't Be Sick/We wanted something better than this". Come the
glorious Labour victory, 'Third Term' should be played at full volume outside
Downing Street with special emphasis on the lines "I want someone who
will not waste my vote, I want someone who will give me hope".
The fightback starts here.