Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Battle Of The Sob Songs

OK, time to lay your cards on the table.

The golden age of the sob song (roughly 1960-1965) resulted in a lot of contrived dross about mangled Chevys and fast boys crashing their Phantoms, but there are certain songs from that era that still genuinely pull at the heart strings. Well, my heart strings at least. If you share my affection, the wondrous Last Kiss by J Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers will be right up your street.

If however, you regard sob songs as a big, wet joke, hamstrung by bad taste and kitsch, try a bit of Jimmy Cross's wares. And enjoy, you heartless bastards.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Gotta love 'Last Kiss' - lovely song, even Pearl Jam didn't manage to fuck it up!