Thursday, October 6, 2011

#45 Richard Barone and James Mastro - I've Got a Secret (1983)


I've Got a Secret by 1001songs

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From a charming album in which Bongos leader Richard Barone wrote and sang lead on all songs on Side 1 and Bongos guitarist James Mastro took the lead on side 2. Side 1 sounds like a great lost Bongos album and this cut, especially, is an all time favorite of mine. But beware: it's one of those catchy ear worms you'll have playing inside your head for days to come.
 For the uninitiated The Bongos--along with The Feelies, Yo La Tengo and The Cucumbers --was one of the great Hoboken bands of the 80's and a big part of a power pop revival that made college radio so exciting that decade.


BONUS CUT

2 comments:

  1. Big fan of the Bongos and the Feelies, but gotta admit I've never heard of the Cucumbers... Care to enlighten me sometime?

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  2. I'll see if I can dig up some Cucumbers somewhere. Stay tuned

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