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.



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

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