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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by _MementoMori_, May 21, 2021.
I seriously dislike all that sappy crap Henley did after the Eagles.
or at least
sorry, I never liked cheesy 80s pop
This one was already mentioned but it needs its time in the sun too.
Now...how many people are going to comment on the uke playing?
I have to choose between those two?
Although I think Boys of Summer is a great song, it doesn’t celebrate summer the way Summer of ’69 does. That one is a rousing celebration of the summers of youth, bursting with energy. Thus, I’ll go with Bryan Adams on this one.
Regarding Boys of Summer, Mike Campbell wrote the chord progression and arrangement and recorded a demo. Tom Petty didn’t think it was appropriate for the album that they were doing at the time. The demo ended up with Don Henley, who didn’t even know Campbell. Henley wrote the melody and lyrics as he listened to the demo while driving around in his car.
For the record, I agree with many others here. Don Henley is a first-order jerk.
I was in a band a few years back. We played "Summer of '69". I''ve been out of that band for a few years due to other obligations, but I keep up with them. Now they are playing "The Boys of Summer" but based more on the Ataris version, which I don't care for at all.
Both original versions are excellent songs, but I give the nod to "The Boys of Summer."
inspiration for another 90's classic
I voted for Boys of Summer because it's a great song, but this was the first song I thought of as well.
+1 for Mungo Jerry! You can't help but smile when you hear this one.
Also great for "audience participaton" - get 'em to do the swishy noises once they're drunk.
Also good ukulele song!
80s fashion, haha!
Well, perhaps not in that year...
This is a no-win.
I've heard Summer of '69 more than enough times. It always bugged me that Bryan Adams was way too young to have teenage memories from 1969. The 80s were already dominated by baby-boomer nostalgia pandering. Of course, I understand Mr. Adams later claimed the "69" was not in reference to a particular year.
And Don Henley's self-importance a while back caused me to lose interest.
Well then you're gonna hate James Blunts' song 1973 where he reminisces about being with a girl in a nightclub in that particular year. The problem is he wasn't even born until the following year.
Or anything by Donna Summer.
I would rather hit my toe with a hammer than have to listen to either of those songs.
Forgot about this one: