Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer (the first time)

With the summer apparently starting after all in Holland, an appropriate song. American singer-song writer Bobby Goldsboro will forever be linked to the 1968 chart topper Honey, an oversweet tear jerker, which incidentally did feature in my top 10 songs when I first made a list in 1973 - and one of the few where my opinion has changed radically. Far superior to that song is one of his last hit singles, the self-penned Summer (the first time) from 1973, an evocative depiction of the deflowering of a 16 year old boy by an experienced woman on a hot summer night.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)

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