Monday, October 25, 2010

What I Like About You

Speaking of three minute songs from 1980, here's one of the better ones by the Romantics.

From the handclaps at the start to the harmonica break during the middle, this song sounds like a classic Kinks song from 1965. And their debut album has ten more songs just like it, including a cover of an actual 1965 Kinks song ("She's Got Everything"). Every song is three chords, three minutes, with simple singalong lyrics.

And a classic album cover. It's like "How much more red could their leather suits get?" And the answer is "none". None more red.

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