Thursday, October 6, 2011
#45 Richard Barone and James Mastro - I've Got a Secret (1983)
I've Got a Secret by 1001songs
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.