Poetry. "Styl(us)istically innovative, Baudelairian, ballsy and deliciously infectious as a record you want to lay the needle on again and again, reading Mark Lamoureux's exhilarating and moving prose-poem/poetic-prose 'album, ' IT'LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME is a teleportive experience: time- traveling you back to land smack in the middle of the lover's knot of city streets that forget as fast as they lay you out, flat on your face for a night on the town a lover's knot wrung out of Mods and Motown, strung out on speed and stay, Detroit to Manchester, the US and UK entwining to birth that offbeat on-key musical and cultural movement that imbues the modern moment still. Heaving, urgent, and yearning as those all-night Northern Soul dance floors with unforgettable imagery and a supersonic stringing of nearly audible words (the Table of Contents alone reads like a song itself), IT'LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME spins, kicks, flips... struts, soul- searches, seeks... raises a hear-this fist in the air (and never, ever sleeps). Mark Lamoureux's for keeps. IT'LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME won't leave me any time soon either. Which makes me a pretty lucky so- and-so." Tanuja Desai Hidier"