Saturday, March 20, 2010

Song of the Day: The Waterboys - A Girl Called Johnny

Though not nearly as influential as Big Star, the Waterboys share a similar cult status - they seem like the kind of band that only music geeks know about (at least American geeks - I think they are/were reasonably popular in Britain).  And like Big Star, I have a hard time discerning why they aren't more popular.  Many of the Waterboys albums contain big, anthemic songs, but they are perhaps a bit too British (Scottish...Irish...) for us.  Second only to a live cover of Purple Rain, which will likely be seen in a future post, this is my favorite Waterboys song.  Enjoy!   

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