From 1982, please enjoy Greenwich Village's finest, the fabulous Floor Models, with their peppy Nuevo Wavo/folk rock ode to the green-eyed monster of jealousy, the insinuating "Slow Poison."
Written and sung by its composer Gerry Devine, and with Andy Pasternack on Rickenbacker 12-string, Glen "Bob" Allen on drums, and some guy whose name rhymes with Sleeve Nimels on bass.
And from their 1995 indie album, here's Gerry Devine and the Hi-Beams with a moody ballad remake of the song.
With the same personnel as above, except that Doug Goldberg (stepping in for Andy) is providing the exemplary Mark Knopfler-esque guitar stuff, and that Nimels guy is doubling on keyboards. Including those sampled castanets, if memory serves.
I like both of them pretty much equally, if truth be told. And in case you're wondering, I'm bringing the whole thing up because the first track, in significantly improved remastered form, will figure on that Floor Models Album-We-Never-Made compilation I've been hocking you about for ages.
Which is now almost finished, and which will -- swear to god -- be available on Amazon and iTunes by the summer of this year.
You have been warned, obviously.