Sitting in the Rain

Album: Holiday Album (1978)

Songfacts®:

  • "Sitting in the Rain" is a parody of overly-sentimental breakup songs ("My mind has ceased to function, I'm supporting its dead weight. My stomach needs its luncheon, but I fear it's just too late") and features Paul Jones of Manfred Mann on harmonica.
  • In our interview with Radio Stars bassist and songwriter, Martin Gordon, he revealed he had a "soft spot" for "Sitting in the Rain" even though Radio Stars chose not to perform it live: "We performed it once or twice live but it's a fairly minor-keyed piece, and it didn't really work. As we were always keenly pursuing added value, it was unceremoniously dropped from the set."
  • This song appears on Radio Stars' second album, Holiday Album, which saw the band experiment with a grandiose Pop sound in comparison to their more Punk-orientated debut, Songs for Swinging Lovers. Radio Stars met their demise in 1979 not long after the album was released, mainly owing to a lack of interest, although the original lineup have performed together at several reunion concerts since then.

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