Tuesday, July 17, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #28 - "Radar Love" (1974)

A quick look at my year-by-year cheat sheet shows that I have cruelly neglected 1974, a summer that was chock full 'o hits.  Including this one, a rocking little ditty from what I'm going to assume was the most popular band to come out of Holland (ABBA was from Sweden, right?).

When it comes to classic car-radio songs, "Radar Love" is about as good as it gets.  You hear those drums, you hear that bass, and before you know it you're reached over for the volume dial, and turned that sucker up as loud as it can go.  Then you forget to turn it down when you leave the car, so when you get back in and start it up, it's "eardrum split city."

But in this case, it's worth it. 

"Radar Love," Golden Earring, from the summer of 1974.

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