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2 tracks called “Boys of Summer” have been recommended.
Boys of Summer  performed by Don Henley  1982
Recommended by StAgGeR [profile]

OK, OK, OK........I know that many of you hipster types out there are probably wincing at this recommendation, but...deal with it. I'm sure that most people are all too aware of this track, and probably avoid it at all cost, but in my humble opinion, this is one of the best pop radio songs ever recorded. I think I heard it first when I was about 12 or 13 while on summer break from school. I was immediately drawn to the eerie, repetitious, heavy delayed intro guitar line. Granted, it has some cheezy lyrics, and a fairly melodramatic tone overall, but this song will forever hold a special place in my heart....awe.


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  03 May 03 ·callgirlscene: Yeah, this is an absolutely great song, a classic to my mind, yearning for that perfect love, that perfect moment, and the chance to prove ones self. And this comes from an Eagle, who weren't bad but have been way overplayed these last years on radio.
  04 May 03 ·konsu: I agree, Don nailed it with this one.It's eerie simplicity is what was great about the Eagles better tunes. It is too bad about overplay, at least in the USA. FM radio is like a Coke machine in a vegatable garden...
  10 May 03 ·Archipelago71: This is one of those few 80's songs that is still valid today. Instead of being about the excesses of the period, it's a very haunting song about missing something. Or is it about not looking back and having no regrets? You could probably argue for both sides of it. It's a true classic.
Boys of Summer  performed by Ataris  2003
Recommended by fkoski [profile]

I would like help with a lyric change the Ataris apparently made. Don Henley wrote, "A Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac." In the 2003 version, the sticker says something else--a different band name maybe. Has any one else noticed this variation, and has any one figured out what the Ataris substituted for Deadhead??? Thanks, Fran





  31 Oct 03 ·heinmukk: erm, now thats music i don't like. is that PUNK?! is that a COVERPUNKSONG??? no offense to you, fkoski, its just a matter of taste...(and i think i got a better taste than you...hehe:) dunno anything about any lyrics here...
  01 Nov 03 ·eggplantia5: black flag.

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