Tom: Tim, what does the name ‘Ricardo Autobahn’ mean to you?
Tim: Oooh, rings a bell, but I can’t place the reason. Elaborate, please do.
Tom: A quick recap through through his CV for our reader: part of The Cuban Boys. Rikki and Daz. A Eurovision entry. The Golden Age of Video. And, most recently, that spectacularly good Pet Shop Boys parody that does TV theme tunes.
Tim: HOW ON EARTH had I not seen that? Blimey, thank you for the intro.
Tom: Lesser known for reasons that I don’t understand: he’s also one half of synthpop band Spray, who I only just discovered. This is from 2013, recently rereleased, and it’s the first track in a long while where I was singing along with the chorus before the end of my first listen.
Tim: Bloody hell, that’s good. Admittedly I was unable to stop myself chanting ‘David Bowie LPs‘ a lot during the pre-chorus, but aside from that: hell yes I enjoyed that.
Tom: Yep, a music researcher could probably trace the DNA of this track back to a dozen ancestors, but I feel like that’d be taking the fun out of it. As for their newer stuff: how this has under 400 YouTube views baffles me.