You know what you're getting with the 22-20s. Even more so in this case, as Such a Fool is lifted straight off the band's self-titled debut album, and in another life, was a limited 7” single back in the days before everyone and his cat hadn't namedropped the band.
For the record, the 22/20s do their bluesy rock'n'roll thang, via a repeated, descending three-chord riff punctuated by a juddering rhythm section keeping it simple and effective. On Such a Fool, the band plough their age-old musical furrow rather like late '80s psych punk heroes Thee Hypnotics, who themselves owed a heavy debt to the Stooges and classic Rolling Stones.
See, it all goes around. Rather like the riff on this song. Martin Trimble sings of a character whose behaviour, in a nutshell, rather sees him cutting off his nose to spite his face. And in a perfect world, Trimble would be singing it on Top of the Pops for all the pre-teens, too. But if it was a perfect world, there'd be no need for the blues.