But doesn’t prevent this being a very fine pop song
Ten past nine yesterday morning and I hear something wonderful on the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show. The DAB radio display fails to identify the song so I check ‘Music Played’ – which seems to have a one-song gap.
I resort to re-playing the show, and googling the lyrics, which very rapidly pointed me here
This came to the surface when I was checking out the Everly Brothers on youtube.
I know of Johnny Rivers in only one other context: as singer of Secret Agent Man
I’m rather fond of the Buzzcocks but had always (wrongly) thought that Penetration’s version of this was the original. Nostalgia was written by Pete Shelley in 1978 and is track 4 on Love Bites
I heard an acoustic stripped-back live version of this on Radio 2 back in May.
If I were feeling slushy I might consider it the best love song ever written
A BBC4 documentary on the origins of rock’n’roll prompted this post
It was a privilege to see Texas in Bath back in May.
For me, the revelatory aspect was witnessing the force of nature that is Sharleen Spiteri. Not merely a band front-person, she is a great raconteur and storyteller. She’s funny, compelling, holds the stage, and generates feel-good in spades.
This song is new material from 2013