May 09, 2002

Freezing to Death reader Daniel Reifferscheid throws two more coins into the fountain of phone songs:

"Time Operator" by Scott Walker- in which our hero, after having written songs about Stalin and giant sperm, tries to seduce his phone operator. He isn't British, but he might as well be.

"Woman To Woman" by Shirley Brown- sadly not an ode to lesbian sex. Rather, the last big blast of chart power from Stax records takes the form of a married woman finding a phone number whilst doing her husband's laundry and then phoning up his mistress.