Henry Badowski's "Life Is a Grand..." is a perfect gem of an album. I can't remember why I bought this album back in 1981. I suspect that I liked the cover, and one of the songs is called "My Face," which at the time, I thought to myself 'what a great title for a song!' There are albums one listens to, and it's a series of perfect moments. "Life Is a Grand..." is a blissful listening experience. It reminds of solo Syd Barrett, a touch of Kevin Ayers, and basically beautiful melodies. Very much an album made by one man. Henry Badowski is a mystery to me. I know he's associated with The Damned and played with Wreckless Eric, but beyond that, why only this one solo album?
Always a great record to play in the background, because as you're sitting there or standing by the wall, you are drawn into the music, like a seductive pull of an alluring woman. Or man. For me, it's a masterpiece.