Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#26 The Everly Brothers "A Date with the Everly Brothers"

The Everly Brothers are kind of hard not to know, if you're at least a certain age. That being said, I was kind of surprised by actually listening to them here. Their harmonies are kind of astounding, especially when using headphones. It really sounds more like one person harmonizing with himself. There's the one huge hit off this, "Cathy's Clown," but some of the lesser ones like "Love Hurts" are as appropriate to teen angst now as they were then. There's a lot of longing and hurt here, somewhat hidden by catchy tunes and rhythms. I'm still not a huge fan, but I'm glad I stopped to actually -listen- to them and realize why they were such a big deal. Interesting to note that records could sometimes be made a HELL of a lot faster in those days; this was apparently recorded in a March and released a little more than a month later. Gah.

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