Gone Troppo is what George Harrison thought the music industry had done, in 1982. ‘Troppo’ means crazy, in Australian. The story of how Harrison picked up that bit of slang is unknown, but it suited him. If he’d been weary of pop stardom at the start of the seventies, by the end of them he was thoroughly over it and ready to enjoy a normalesque life away from touring, interviews and publicity. He recorded Gone Troppo as an obligation to his contract. The casualness shows. This song’s goofy melody is almost reminiscent of a children’s song. The album didn’t sell much, was poorly reviewed and it’s gone down in history as a failure and a sign of artistic decline. Though it’s not up there with Dark Horse or All Things Must Pass, it’s far from a bad album. Admittedly, it lacks depth and thoughtfulness, which we do expect from The Deep Thinking One, but the tossed-off quality is actually rather charming, and there are several memorable tunes to be had.